Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division & Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2023 Joint Annual Meeting

Welcome to the 2023 Western Division AFS film and photo festival.

Thanks to all those that submitted films and photos for consideration for this year’s festival!

Film Festival – Live Showing

Live Showing
The 8 selected finalist films selected will be shown live during the meeting. There will be 2 showings available on Wednesday May 10. Please stop by and enjoy these outstanding films!
Times: AM Showing: 8:20-9:50AM Room 100B
PM Showing: 1:40-3:10PM Room 100B

Vote your favorite film!
We will be awarding the top three films with the “Audience Choice” awards. Cast your vote for your favorite films by using the link below, or scan the QR code at the venue. Winners will be announced Thursday during the “best paper awards” session at 3PM.

2023 WDAFS Film Festival Voting

Web showings
In addition to the live showing of the 8 selections, all of the films submitted are available for viewing at the links below!

Live Showing Finalist Films:
Changing a Landscape to a Lifescape
Restoring Our Rivers: Communities Taking Action
Place-People, Lamprey, and Cultural Ecology
The Odds
The Native Three
The Tide is Coming Home
Natural Infrastructure: Elk River
Life History Project: Betsy Krier

Additional Film Submissions:
Five Years Before the Mast: Sights, Sounds, and Smells from Alaska Hatchery Research Fieldwork
Holiday Farm Fire Survivors Resolve to Protect McKenzie River, Part 1
Holiday Farm Fire Survivors Resolve to Protect McKenzie River, Part 2
Holiday Farm Fire Survivors Resolve to Protect McKenzie River, Part 3
Improving Fish Habitat in Trestle Creek
The Lost Salmon
Multi-Species Fishery Management in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho
Natural Infrastructure: Quillayute River
North Fork Tincup Process Based Back Country Restoration
The Path Home
Priest River: A River of Potential
Salmon are Common Ground
Shelter From the Storm
Walleye and Lake Trout Suppression in Lake Pend Oreille

Photo Festival – Live Showing

All photos submitted will be on display as a slideshow during the film festival as part of the live showing. In addition, the 6 finalists chosen by the judges have been printed and will be displayed throughout the meeting. These 6 beautiful aluminum prints will be available for purchase during the fundraising auction!