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September 2019

Oregon Independent Film Festival

September 18 - September 25
Portland & Eugene, OR

The Oregon Independent Film Fest features over 70 films, from 11 countries, culminating with special screenings, celebrations & events to be held in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Independent Film Festival holds screenings in cities across the great state of Oregon, including Portland / Eugene / Bend and more. Concluding with a week of ceremonies, premieres, press events, and movie screenings in Portland, where our Oregon Film Society honors the best independent films of the past year. Fans of cinema are…

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September 18 - September 29
London London, United Kingdom

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards. The organisation was founded in 1992 by Elliot Grove as a thought experiment: can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience? The first Raindance event was a masterclass with Dov Simens held in…

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Montana International Film Festival (MINT)

September 19 - September 23
Billings, MT

MINT derives its name from Montana International, and it is a 5-day film festival located in Billings, Montana. MINT is organized by filmmakers for filmmakers. The festival experience drives everything we do. We are collaborating with industry professionals to bring new ideas and strategy to redefine what a world-class film festival could be. Our mission is to connect people through film from around the world. We accomplish this by focusing on the following: Curate a film program that showcases films…

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South Dakota Film Festival (SDFF)

September 26 - September 29
Capitol Theater, 415 S Main Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
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SDFF was started in 2007 to acknowledge films made by filmmakers from the Great Plains region (SD, MN, ND, IA, WY, MT, and NE) or films shot in the Great Plains region. However, regional consideration is only one of many factors considered in the final draw of films chosen to be “Official Selections”. While we try to emphasize great films from the Great Plains, that is not the primary focus. The goal of the South Dakota Film Festival is to…

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Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

September 26 - September 28
Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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The Fargo Fantastic Film Festival is the film festival that celebrates film, video and other media in science fiction, fantasy, horror, adventure, thrillers and all other fun genres! It exists to showcase the ambitious and creative independent filmmaker. To make a good genre film takes real creativity, craftsmanship and yes, artistic merit. We show professional and amateur productions as both can learn from the other.

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New York Film Festival (NYFF)

September 27 - October 13
New York, NY United States

As always, this major annual film event—a centerpiece of New York culture since 1963—will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences in its Main Slate. NYFF will also continue to feature a variety of titles in different sections and sidebars, including Spotlight on Documentary, newly rejuvenated classics in Restorations and Revivals, a diverse selection of international and locally made Shorts, the ever-expanding experimental showcase Projections, and the immersive storytelling experiences of the cutting-edge…

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October 2019

BFI London Film Festival

October 2 - October 13
London London, United Kingdom

With cooperation from the British Film Institute, it screens more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts from approximately 50 countries.

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Montana Film Festival (MTFF)

October 3 - October 6
Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Montana Film Festival is a respite from the market and industry of film festivals. We celebrate and highlight emergent talents and new points of view, importing perspective and representation into our community. We hold high the virtues of social communion around film and the relationships created through filmmaking, with special celebration of Montana's growing film community. Founded within the heart of a non-profit cinema, our highest aim is to enrich our audiences through the art and craft of independent narrative…

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HATCH Montana

October 13 - October 17
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, 480 Big Creek Road
Emigrant, MT 59027 United States
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HATCH is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to ACTIVATE CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world. Since 2003, HATCH experience is a four day annual retreat meets summit offered to 100 of the most provocative innovators, inventors, and cultural catalysts, across a wide range of disciplines. Attendees who are invited each year cover a wide swath of humanity - Oscar-winning filmmakers, Grammy-winning Musicians, CEO’s and Founders of diverse companies and non- profits, designers from IDEO, NASA, Google,…

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December 2019

Audience Awards Film Festival

December 6 - December 9
Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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We’re Leaving L.A. and Coming Home! The 2019 Audience Awards Film Festival will be held from December 6-9, 2019 at the Roxy Theater. Audience Awards Film Festival screens the best short films in the world. We believe filmmakers have the power to change the world, so we offer online film festivals throughout the year to connect filmmakers’ short films with a global audience. Our online film festivals receive over 1,600 films a month. With the help of a global audience…

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January 2020

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020
Showboat Cinema, 416 Main Street
Polson, MT 59860 United States
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The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful film festivals in the world. Breathtaking vistas of a clear blue lake at the base of majestic Mission Mountains provides an inspiring location for a festival. Beyond the great location, FLIC has become a Destination Film Festival for filmmakers from across the country and globe. FLIC will be celebrating its eighth year of presenting a broad slate of domestic and international films in January, 2020. Whether you’re a filmmaker…

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February 2020

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Missoula, MT Missoula, United States

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West. Big Sky offers an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry. The festival draws an audience of 20,000 and film entries from every corner of the globe to a uniquely intimate mountain town setting with a local Montana flavor. The annual 10-day festival takes place each February in downtown Missoula. The festival hosts…

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April 2020

Bigfork Independent Film Festival (BIFF)

April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Avenue
Bigfork, MT 59911 United States
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The mission of the Bigfork Independent (aka Indie) Film Festival is to support the film community in Montana. Despite small budgets and hectic schedules, Montana filmmakers work together to put their vision on the screen. Hardly comparable to Hollywood’s blockbusters, these films embody a lot more than big effects or spectacle. They embody the passion of the crews who created them, and we think that’s worth celebrating. Ultimately a film’s purpose is to be watched and enjoyed. Our mission is…

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June 2020

Covellite International Film Festival (CIFF)

June 19, 2020 - June 23, 2020
Butte, MT MT United States + Google Map

Workshops, forums, live music, and special events with some of the most exciting independent films from around the world - bringing international films to southwest Montana.

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August 2020

Venice Film Festival

August 26, 2020 - September 5, 2020
Venice, Italy Italy

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals, alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

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September 2020

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

September 10, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Toronto, Canada Canada

Starting out in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals — a "festival of festivals" — the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been described as "the most important film festival in the world — the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive."

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