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The Nearly Forgotten
Storyboard Art Exhibition

The 45th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival, in collaboration with Endangered: Short Tales For The Nearly Forgotten, celebrated the artwork of students across Montana with an interactive storyboard art exhibit at spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula, Montana.

Click here to view and share the full event flyer.


Short form digital content, taught by professional storyboard artist, Vincent Lee, as well as a link to the narrative podcast was distributed to middle school students across the state of Montana in February 2022.


Students selected a story from the podcast to correspond with their storyboard artwork. The curriculum’s focus was multifaceted, covering the basic concepts of storyboarding, elements of narrative structure, an introduction to various endangered species as well as encouraging students’ personal expression.

artist selection process

Artists submitted their work to the IWFF for review and a celebrity jury selected three winners and awarded cash prizes to the young artists.

the exhibit

In conjunction with the opening of the 45th International Wildlife Film Festival, an interactive art exhibit featuring the students' art work celebrated the art of filmmaking as well as each of the "nearly forgotten" species in the podcast. Hands-on experiences as well as QR codes with links to the narrative podcast helped create a one of a kind museum experience celebrating conservation and storytelling. 

our guest artists

V I N C E N T   L E E

A Los Angeles native, Vincent has grown up with a lifelong passion for visual art and storytelling. He is a freelance live-action storyboard artist whose clients include Rachel Bloom, Ripple Effect Studios (formerly DICE LA), NBC Universal, Gentleman Scholar, Smuggler, Logan Media and Ubisoft.

Instagram: @brushpenroulette

N O A H   W A T T S

Noah Watts is a Native American actor and musician. He is a member of the Crow tribe and descendant of the Blackfeet Nation. Watts has starred in many television shows and films including CSI: Miami, Sons of Anarchy, Skins, Skinwalkers, and The Last Beyond. He also provided voice and motion capture for the lead character in the video game Assassins Creed III.

Instagram: @thenoahwatts
Facebook: Noah Watts

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