The IHS Film Festival is a collaboration project by United Plant Savers, The International Herbal Symposium and Boreal Night Films. We hope to inspire those who wish to record and document the world of plants and our healing herbs. 



Exec. Festival Director Glenn Axford

Festival Director Susan Leopold
Creative Director Marjolaine Forest



The International Herb Symposium is committed to creating a welcoming, engaging and inclusive gathering that represents and honors the diverse and varied traditions present in herbalism. We come together in honor of the plants and in the spirit of respect & reciprocity to share and learn from one another. By coming together in this way, we strive to create local & global communities dedicated to healing and caretaking the Earth and all beings.



United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.


These Are Exciting Times for Herbalists. We are witnessing the art of herbalism rapidly regaining its rightful place in the American tradition of health and healing. However, as herbalism flourishes and winds its way into the “mainstream” of America, it is eliciting a unique set of problems and concerns.