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August 2018

Telluride Film Festival

August 31, 2018 - September 3, 2018
telluride Telluride, CO 81435 United States + Google Map

Four days of total cinematic immersion. Embarking on a viewing odyssey, blissfully spending entire days in flickering dark rooms.

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September 2018

Boise Film Festival

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Boise, ID Boise, ID 83702 United States + Google Map

Providing a platform for film in Idaho by hosting an annual stage for local, national, and international films and filmmakers of all ages in addition to year-round programing.

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Calgary International Film Festival

September 19, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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 2019

Raindance

September 18, 2019 - September 29, 2019
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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New York Film Festival (NYFF)

September 27, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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, 2019 - October 6, 2019
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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Tacoma Film Festival (TFF)

October 3, 2019 - October 10, 2019
The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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TFF celebrates excellence in the art of film, offering a lively and empowering network of resources in service to our city, the Pacific Northwest, and the independent film world. Established in 2006, the Tacoma Film Festival has developed from small regional festival to a welcoming, interactive haven for regional and international filmmakers, industry professionals, students, fans, critics, and creative entrepreneurs. TFF centers artists and their stories, honoring the contributions of filmmakers as leaders, and building community from a foundation of…

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American Conservation Film Festival

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Shepherdstown, WV

The American Conservation Film Festival was created by a group of volunteers who shared both a devotion to film arts and a commitment to conservation. They also shared the belief that attitudes about the environment are shaped by our experiences in it and that people and their cultures are an essential part of Earth’s biosphere. The venture started and has remained in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the location of two partners who have provided the venues for ACFF films since the Festival’s founding in 2003:  the…

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Ellensburg Film Festival

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
Ellensburg, WA

We are a three day arts event that draws film lovers from throughout the northwest and other regions to the Kittitas Valley in Central Washington State each year.  We seek a variety of films including national and international features, shorts and documentaries.  We have a special interest in our regional film makers.

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Cine Gear Expo

October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Fayetteville, GA

Since 1996, Cine Gear Expo has grown to become the premier event for the technology, entertainment and media industry. Created by industry insiders, Cine Gear Expo focuses on the needs of the community and draws the most dedicated specialists from all major department including Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post Production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Government and Military, Sports, Live Events, the Academic World and more. Unique in concept, Cine Gear Expo offers artists and technicians the opportunity to discover state…

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NashFilm Creators Conference

October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Nashville, TN

The NashFilm Creators Conference combines professional development of a conference with the kinetic energy of a festival. Sessions include intimate conversations and diverse panels covering a range of topics within this ever-changing medium.  With Nashville’s unique musical footprint, we will also take a deep dive into how music and film work hand in hand telling compelling stories across multiple platforms. The NashFilm Creators Conference at this year’s 50th Anniversary of the Nashville Film Festival is an annual event where creative minded people…

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BendFilm Festival

October 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019
Bend, OR

BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense–rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun and engaging. Located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR, we have been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 15 years. BendFilm is an imaginative and thought-provoking film festival that should not be overlooked–it is intimate, allowing you immediate access to the next best filmmaker. If you are an indie film advocate or are just looking…

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Sea of Shadows: Bozeman Doc Series

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.…

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HATCH Montana

October 13, 2019 - October 17, 2019
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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Portland Film Festival (PDXFF)

October 14, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Portland, OR

Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story.  The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public.  The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers one of the largest audiences available on the West Coast. PDXFF is Portland Oregon’s largest film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. It was named “one…

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NAB Show New York

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019
New York, NY United States

Media masters, entertainment elite, creative connoisseurs—join us this fall to demo new products, make new connections and learn the industry skills needed for what lies ahead. From creation to distribution to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. No one knows media, entertainment or technology like us and this is THE annual event for those serious about storytelling. NAB Show brings together the entire digital…

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Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
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The Margaret Mead Film Festival features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world. Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead's groundbreaking use of film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction film and hybrid works. Hundreds of filmmakers and scholars, thousands of moviegoers, and more than 40 international nonfiction…

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Idaho Horror Film Festival

October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W Main Street
Boise, ID 83702
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The Idaho Horror Film Festival is Idaho's first and longest-running horror film festival. Every year, the festival attracts the latest & best genre films from around the world and attendees from all over the country for an incredible gathering of film fans in beautiful Downtown Boise, Idaho. For three packed days, experience an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Boise's historic (and haunted) Egyptian Theatre. The festival line-up offers more than 60 short…

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One Heart Film Festival

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Spokane, WA

The mission of One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival is to share and showcase innovative, compelling, and empowering stories from Native perspectives through film, art, and music, celebrating the diversity and vitality of contemporary Native culture in our community today. The Inland Northwest is home to a rich community of Native American artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival celebrates their collective contributions to the cultural life of the region with a two-day festival…

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Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF)

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019
La Grande, OR

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a cinematic experience in Eastern Oregon that promotes discovery, entertainment, and education via artistic exhibition and viewership. Through the mediums of independent film and music, we aim to enrich and expand the cultural experience within our community. Eastern Oregon Film Festival was formed in 2009 by Ian Clark and Mike Surber. The first edition was a quaint, two-day event held in a pop-up space downtown. Ian organized a…

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Bozeman Doc Series

October 24, 2019
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Austin Film Festival & Writer’s Conference

October 24, 2019 - October 31, 2019
Austin, TX

Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story. Admit it. Writers are sexy. Writers are dope. Writers buy pain and sell it as hope. And that, my friend, is how all stories find a heartbeat. Want to know more about how that formula works? Well, we’ve got a Film Festival & Writers Conference down here in Austin that will get…

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American Indian Film Festival

October 26, 2019 - November 2, 2019
San Francisco, CA

The American Indian Film Institute is the premiere Native American media and cultural arts exposition in the West Coast and its annual film festival is the world’s oldest forum dedicated to Native American cinema. Each year the American Indian Film Festival®aims to provide a diverse audience of people from all nations, multi-generational, and local community with a passion for film and interest in Native people and life, and opportunity to meet, explore, experience and honor all those involved in the…

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

October 26, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta. Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. The 2018-2019 World Tour is on the road in over 550 locations and 40 countries bringing audience favorites and special tour edits to a location near you.

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New York Film Conference

October 29, 2019
New York, NY United States

The annual New York Film Conference is designed as a gathering point for filmmakers and executives working in the film, tv, series and new media professions to share insight into creating meaningful and financially successful projects that resonate globally. The New York Film Conference presents an opportunity for film, TV, series and media professionals in a variety of roles across organizations (and experienced freelance filmmakers) to come together and share insight around industry and production trends they’re experiencing today. Speakers…

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November 2019

Red Nation International Film Festival

November 1, 2019 - November 14, 2019
Los Angeles, CA

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema™ is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™…

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American Film Market

November 6, 2019 - November 13, 2019
Santa Monica, CA

The American Film Market (AFM) is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 70 countries converge in Santa Monica every November. They include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors,…

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Bozeman Doc Series

November 7, 2019
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Produced By Conference

November 9, 2019
Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
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A one-day conference for producers, by producers. Gain producing insights from award-winning filmmakers and leading executives in film and television while networking with your peers. The Event for Mid- to Senior-Level Producers. A one-day gathering of the best and brightest from the film, TV and digital media industries. Get an insider’s view into how award-winning projects go from conception to reality. Hear firsthand stories about the role of the producer and the production process. For the first time, Produced By:…

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International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA)

November 20, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a diverse and high-quality program. The diverse nature of the event applies to the form and content of the films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers. IDFA offers an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality films that delve deep and urge us to reflect. Since 2007,…

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Bozeman Doc Series

November 21, 2019
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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December 2019

Bozeman Doc Series

December 5, 2019
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Audience Awards Film Festival

December 6, 2019 - December 9, 2019
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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Mountainfilm Festival On Tour

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ellen Theatre, 17 W Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
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A collection of culturally rich, incredibly inspiring films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival held each Labor Day week-end in Telluride, CO. Curated and emceed by dZi Foundaton President Jim Nowak. A portion of the proceeds benefits the dZi Foundation.

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January 2020

Bozeman Doc Series

January 9
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 16 - January 20
Nevada City, CA

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet. Our 5-day flagship festival is held annually in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. Featuring 100+ films, workshops, visiting filmmaker and activist talks, family-friendly programs, art exhibitions, parties, and more–you won’t want to miss this festival!

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Lookout Wild Film Festival

January 16 - January 19
The Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States

For seven years the Lookout Wild Film Festival has brought the best outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world to Chattanooga for one awesome weekend. Enjoy compelling on-screen stories that celebrate wild places and the people they inspire alongside hundreds of other adventure enthusiasts from around the Southeast.

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Sundance Film Festival

January 23 - February 2
Park City, UT

Every winter in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival becomes the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Our annual program includes dramatic and documentary features and short films; series and episodic content; and New Frontier, showcasing emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances, and films. We also host daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and live music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films that have launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition…

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Bozeman Doc Series

January 23
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC)

January 24 - January 26
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

Bozeman Doc Series

February 6
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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Atomic Apocalypse

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Big Sky Cinema, 560 N Montana Street
Dillon, MT 59725
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ATOMIC APOCALYPSE is a multi-award winning post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi Feature Film, filmed on location in Northern California and Montana with local cast and crew! Don’t miss the only 2 Montana showings in Dillon and Butte! Dillon, MT: February 9, Sunday 1:00 pm Matinee

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Atomic Apocalypse

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Covellite Theater, 215 W Broadway Street
Butte, MT 59701
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ATOMIC APOCALYPSE is a multi-award winning post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi Feature Film, filmed on location in Northern California and Montana with local cast and crew! Don’t miss the only 2 Montana showings in Dillon and Butte! Butte, MT: February 10, Monday 7:00 pm

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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

February 14 - February 23
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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California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF)

February 20 - February 22
Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula, CA 92592
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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University San Marcos is proud to present the California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) which offers audiences in Southern California the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF highlights the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country. The CAIIFF, located in Southern California, is in an area that is home to the largest number…

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Colorado Environmental Film Festival

February 20 - February 23
American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
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The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an exciting, inspiring, and energizing event that includes world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations. CEFF screens feature length and short films by foreign, local and young filmmakers. True to the spirit of Colorado, this event is supported and attended by people who value the natural world and share a passion for the power and beauty of film.

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Bozeman Doc Series

February 20
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
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The Bozeman Doc Series is a bi-weekly documentary screening series at the Emerson Center in Bozeman, Montana. The series runs between October and April, and in the fall of 2019 will begin its sixth season. The series screens brand new documentaries from around the world, most of which are Montana premieres. As we are regularly screening brand new documentaries, many of which have recently world-premiered at festivals, we generally have 2-4 films scheduled at any one time during the season.

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