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Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • AFCI Member

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September 2018

MINT Montana International Film Festival

September 14 - September 22

Showcasing films that are thoughtfully controversial or pushing technical and creative boundaries. Gives new and upcoming indie auteur filmmakers a world-class experience and is committed to watching every film submitted so that each submission has an equal chance of acceptance.

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Oregon Independent Film Festival

September 14 - September 30

Dedicated to discovering the greatest new filmmakers, we search the globe to find the most innovative and engaging movies of the year.

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Calgary International Film Festival

September 19 - September 30
Unnamed Venue Calgary, Alberta Canada + Google Map

The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase running September 19 - 30, 2018. Choose from 178 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and around the world. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

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September 19 - September 30
London London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Includes the festival, training courses (which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs), and the British Independent Film Awards.

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Los Angeles Film Festival

September 20 - September 28
Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

Taking place September 20-28, 2018, the LA Film Festival showcases compelling independent films, series and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles. The Festival fosters valuable alliances and working relationships between independent artists and the film industry. Signature programs include Coffee Talks, the Spirit of Independence Award, Fast Track - a film financing market - and We the People; a two-day summit committed to advancing inclusion within the entertainment industry by serving as a solution-oriented call to action.

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South Dakota Film Festival (SDFF)

September 20 - September 23

Acknowledging and emphasizing films made by filmmakers from the Great Plains region (SD, MN, ND, IA, WY, MT, and NE). The goal is to screen the best films submitted regardless of their geographic origin.

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Fargo Fantastic Film Festival

September 27 - September 29
Fargo, ND Fargo, ND 58102 United States + Google Map

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.

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New York Film Festival

September 28 - October 15
New York New York, New York United States + Google Map

Highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

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October 2018


October 3 - October 7
Big Sky MT Big Sky, MT 59716 United States + Google Map

Music, presentations, idea exchange, and rapid prototype sessions working collaboratively on solutions to real-world challenges. The relationships curated through HATCH have led to numerous collaborations, award-winning games, books, films, educational tools, inventions, and company launches.

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Montana Film Festival (MTFF)

October 4 - October 7
missoula missoula, MT 59801 United States + Google Map

Welcomes guest writers, directors, actors, and industry professionals to experience Montana hospitality. Introduces audiences to filmmakers, sparks conversation, and exposes the creative workings of filmmaking. Screenings, talkbacks, panel discussions, live table reads, music, and community events.

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BFI London Film Festival

October 10 - October 21

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

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January 2019

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019
Showboat Cinema, 416 Main St.
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. FLIC will be celebrating its seventh year of presenting a broad slate of domestic and international films in January, 2019. Whether you’re a filmmaker or a film lover, make plans to enter or attend this exciting winter event in picturesque…

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February 2019

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

February 15, 2019 - February 24, 2019
Missoula 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.

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April 2019

Bigfork Independent Film Festival

April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
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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