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In just ten weeks the 17th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will light up Missoula, Montana with stories from around the globe, bringing together film fans from all walks for an extraordinary experience. This year, go all in with a festival pass with access to over 150 films, industry events, daily parties and networking […]
The Academy Grants Program, an initiative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, seeks to inspire imagination and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The program is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in two areas: FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies, […]
As seen in the first-look trailer here, Yellowstone is set near the titular national park and explores the violence needed to maintain the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is the patriarch of the huge ranch, property of the Dutton family. Read more here. This is the first scripted network TV […]
Mike Fantasia has been a fierce advocate for Montana and film for decades. From a National Forest Service realty specialist to on-set consultant to location manager, Mike has seen just about every aspect there is on a set. This month, the Locations Managers’ Guild magazine Compass, tells Mike’s story in their “Career Focus” insert. Click […]
Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs – Trailer from The Motorcycle Narrative on Vimeo. With or without sidecars, filmmaker Eric Ristau has a knack for making motorcycles look good on film. Not long after having his short piece, “The Winter Rider” play in the Big Sky Documentary Shorts programs, he’s at it […]
“Nebraska” nominated for six Academy Awards. HELENA – The Montana Film Office announces that Montana-shot film “Nebraska” was nominated for six Academy Awards this morning. The dramatic comedy directed by previous Academy Award-winner Alexander Payne, was nominated in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director (Alexander Payne), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Bruce Dern), […]
The Montana Film Office announces that Montana-shot film, “Nebraska” has received five nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes. The film, shot partially in Billings and Laurel, received nominations for Best Director (Alexander Payne), Best Actor, Drama (Bruce Dern), Best Supporting Actress (June Squipp), Best Screenplay, and Best Picture. Known for the success of his […]
Montana filmmaker Paige Williams, has launched the The Audience Awards, an online film festival. Beginning today the awards will feature twelve International Documentary Challenge finalists that premiered at Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in North America. The awards will give power to the audiences who view the films as they will have a […]
The Montana Film Office is proud to announce that a Montanan-hosted workshop is offering a chance to work with world-class commercial model Aaron Marcus. Appearing in over 1,193 projects from The West Wing to The Wire to commercials for Disney World, Aaron is headed to the Big Sky to offer advice and guidance to aspiring […]
The Montana Film Office announced today that they would be altering the submission deadline for the Big Sky Film Grant. All new applications will be due by December 15, 2013. Deadlines will then fall on the fifteenth of every other month. The updated grant application with new deadlines and a clarified Youtube grant proposal section […]
(WEST GLACIER) –Glacier National Park is open and welcoming visitors after a 16-day Federal Government shutdown that closed all national parks across the country. Approximately 250 park employees were furloughed during the shutdown. Approximately 20-30 park employees continued to work during the shutdown to manage the park closure and provide for protection of federal lands, […]
(HELENA) – Montana Film Commissioner Deny Staggs announced today that the Montana Film Office stands ready to assist any productions shooting in Montana in finding alternative locations due to the closure of federal lands and parks. “The film office hopes the issues surrounding the shutdown are resolved quickly,” explained Staggs, “but there are still plenty […]
The Montana Film Office is happy to report that Montana crew member and film community mentor, Tina Buckingham, has announced a special introductory meeting for her group The Montana Film Actor’s Studio. Located in Bozeman, the MAS provides both support and development opportunities for actors in the state of Montana. With years of casting experience […]
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