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January 2013

Sundance Film Festival

January 17, 2013 - January 27, 2013
Park City, UT United States

The Sundance Film Festival takes place annually in Park City, Utah. This festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the U.S. and is the premier showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, and a group of non-competitive showcase sections, including the Sundance Online Film Festival. For more information on how to submit to the 2013 festival click here.

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Slamdance Film Festival

January 18, 2013 - January 24, 2013
Treasure Mountain Inn, 225 Main Street
Park City, UT United States

The Slamdance Film Festival is the preeminent festival whose sole mission is to nurture, support and showcase truly independent works. Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering new films by first-time writers and directors working within the creative confines of limited budgets. Slamdance’s goal is to strengthen its year-round efforts in support of these artists and to leverage its name and reputation for the further development of other Slamdance media components. As a year-round organization, Slamdance serves as a…

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February 2013

Spokane Interational Film Festival

February 1, 2013 - February 10, 2013

The Spokane International Film Festival is a small, selective festival of world-class films. They are chosen from the very best features, documentaries and shorts that have been made around the world during the past two years but have not yet been commercially released for wide distribution. In fact they are the same films as those seen each year at the Cannes, New York or Toronto film festivals, and their programmers travel widely to screen and select them. A major attraction…

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Boulder International Film Festival

February 14, 2013 - February 17, 2013

The Boulder International Film Festival is sponsored by the Colorado Film Society and held annually on President's Day Weekend in Boulder, Colorado, USA, and has developed a reputation as one of the most influential young film festivals in the U.S., with an extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries and shorts that have gone on from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.The Festival has been proud to host and celebrate some of independent film’s…

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Big Sky Documnetary Film Festival

February 15, 2013 - February 24, 2013
Wilma Theater, 131 South Higgins Avenue
MIssoula, MT 59802 United States

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West. The festival screens over 100 films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables. The competitive event is open to non-fiction films and videos of…

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True/False Film Festival

February 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The True/False Film Fest highlights innovative work with a cinematic scope, creative takes on contemporary currents, and most of all work that provokes dialogue about its subject and the documentary form itself. For four days, downtown Columbia, Missouri is transformed into a small-town Midwestern shangri-la of nonfiction film. From parties and panels to nonstop screenings and special events, an electric atmosphere is maintained throughout. Some highlights from the past year include Lixin Fan's LAST TRAIN HOME playing to a capacity…

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International Family Film Festival

February 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Hollywood, CA United States

The 2010 International Family Film Festival takes place at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. There are 67 Premieres, 19 International films, 20 Student Films from professional Film Schools and over 16 Finalist screenplays from the US, Canada, Turkey and China being presented in the Screenwriter’s Showcase. In 2011, in keeping with its’ mission to exhibit films made from around the world, the IFFF proudly presents a select block of Chinese films appropriate for children and general audience viewing. For…

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Fly Fishing Film Festival

February 22, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 2520 14th St SW
Great Falls, MT, MT 59404 United States
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The annual Fly Fishing Film Festival is held each year in Great Falls, MT. The Great Falls Fly-fishing Film Festival aims to promote the continuation of fly-fishing film production by encouraging audience members to purchase films seen at the festival. The film festival is managed by the Missouri River Fly Fishers (MRF), a non-profit fly-fishing organization focused on conservation and education. The MRF supports the efforts of Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly-fishers and raises money to protect the…

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Cinequest Film Festival

February 26, 2013 - March 10, 2013

The Cinequest Film Festival is the first major annual independent film festival held after the Academy Awards. Located in San Jose, California, Cinequest has grown to be one of the largest and most influential film festivals featuring new film makers. Cinequest, a nonprofit 501(c)3 institute, produces the Cinequest Film Festival, Cinequest Distribution Label, and Cinequest Mentoring & Education Programs. Cinequest serves Maverick film artists, movie lovers and students. Founded by Silicon Valley innovators, business leaders and filmmakers, Cinequest’s history is…

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March 2013

South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 8, 2013 - March 17, 2013
Unnamed Venue Austin , TX United States

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas. Each component of the festival runs independently. The Music & Media Conference showcases more than 1,800 musical acts of all genres from around the globe. The Film Conference & Festival explores all aspects of the art and business of independent filmmaking. The Interactive Festival has become a breeding ground for new ideas and creative technologies. Visit http://sxsw.com…

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April 2013

Crossroads Film Festival

April 12, 2013 - April 24, 2013

During the Crossroads Film Festival each year entries from Mississippi and around the world compete to win cash and prizes in our categories: Youth, Student, Documentary, Short Documentary, Feature, Music Video, Experimental, Short and Animation. Over 70 films, which range from two minutes to two hours, will be shown. The festival provides more than just films to watch. Film fans have the opportunity to meet many of the filmmakers and discuss the filmmaking process as well as take part in…

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Tribeca Film Festival

April 17, 2013 - April 28, 2013
Tribeca Cinemas New York, NY United States

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Visit http://www.tribecafilm.com/…

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International Wildlife Festival

April 27, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Roxy Theater Missoula, MT 59802 United States

Among the natural wonders of the Northern Rockies in the mountain burg of Missoula, Montana, the prestigious International Wildlife Film Festival is the first and longest running wildlife film festival in the world. The IWFF is known around the world for its emphasis on wildlife conservation and its focus on impact environmental and natural history media have on the fate and future of our planet. Continuing its mission of melding awareness and media, the chosen theme for the 36th annual…

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May 2013

Black Hills Film Festival

May 1, 2013 - May 5, 2013
Unnamed Venue HIll City, SD United States

The Black Hills Film Festival takes place in Hill City, SD. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to conduct a film festival once per year in the Black Hills that features South Dakota-produced films and films shot on location in South Dakota, among other national and international entries. The mission of this festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and South Dakota filmmakers; and create opportunities for…

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Cannes International Film Festival

May 15, 2013 - May 26, 2013

The Festival de Canneshas celebrated the cinema for more than 60 years. Over the years, the French Association of the International Film Festival has been able to evolve whilst retaining the essential: the passion for motion pictures, discovery of new talents, and enthusiasm of festival-goers and professionals from around the world, all contributing to the birth and distribution of films. The Festival de Cannes has always been the reflection of its era: a center for all cultures and hopes, a…

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Mountainfilm in Telluride

May 24, 2013 - May 27, 2013
Teeluride, CO United States

Mountainfilm in Telluride is a four-day, six-senses experience of art, adventure, culture and the environment. It attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world. Our audiences also come from around the world to gather in theatres that range from historical to state-of-the-art in the box canyon of Telluride, Colorado and the gondola-linked town of Mountain Village. For more information about this festival visit www.mountainfilm.org.

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MisCon Short Film Festival

May 24, 2013 - May 27, 2013
Missoula, MT 59807 United States

MisCon, Montana’s longest running science fiction convention, has announced a call for entries. This festival is dedicated to showcasing the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film-making. Every year MisCon grows and, with it, the opportunity for filmmakers to share their stories with a greater number of people. All films that meet their criteria will be shown to the public in their screening room. Those selected as top films in each category will compete in the audience judging for…

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June 2013

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

June 10, 2013 - June 15, 2013

The Festival: the world's top reference for animation films Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners... in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. There are a number of theatres in and around Annecy screening Festival films from 10 am to 11 pm. Each evening at 10:15 pm, there is also a screening…

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LA Film Festival

June 12, 2013 - June 19, 2013
Los Angeles, CA United States

Now in its nineteenth year and taking place June 13-23, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class cinematic event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging new talent by bringing them together in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, several Outdoor…

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AFCI Locations Show

June 27, 2013 - June 29, 2013

Stepping back into its coveted role as the premier event for the global production industry, the AFCI Locations Show will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday - Saturday, June 27-29, 2013. The Locations Show brings together hundreds of global production VIPs from independent filmmaker to industry veteran to media to film commissioner, while showcasing an unbeatable display of incentives, production locations, and business and support services. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover your next location, make promising…

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July 2013

Montana Repertory Theater’s Writing Workshop

July 13, 2013

Missoula, MT – The Montana Film Office is proud to announce a partnership with Montana Repertory Theater’s Colony 18 to host a workshop focusing on script writing for television with guest presenters, multi-time Emmy nominees Ron Fitzgerald and Cusi Cram. The workshop will be hosted on Saturday, July 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the PARTV center on the University of Montana Campus. There will be a breakfast circle with the guest artists, followed by hour and half-hour workshops with Fitzgerald…

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Montana Premiere of Winter in the Blood

July 19, 2013 - July 20, 2013

The Montana premiere of the movie "Winter in the Blood" is set for July 20 at the Roxy Theater in Missoula. The movie is co-directed by Montana natives Alex and Andrew Smith and is based on the book by Missoula author James Welch. It was filmed in the summer of 2011 along the Montana Hi-Line _ in Chinook and Havre as well as on the Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy's reservations. Andrew Smith, an associate professor at the University of…

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August 2013

The Guerrilla Film Challenge

August 9, 2013 - August 18, 2013

The Guerrilla Film Challenge is one of the world’s oldest and largest online film competitions. It pits students and first-time filmmakers against experienced veterans and industry professionals in a race against the clock to write, shoot, edit and deliver a complete short film in 48 hours or less.  Teams are encouraged to improvise, adapt and overcome all creative limitations using ‘guerrilla’ style tactics and techniques. All teams who enter will be randomly assigned a genre, line of dialogue, action or…

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Missoula Fringe Festival

August 15, 2013 - August 17, 2013

Missoula Fringe Festival 2013 is Missoula’s first annual performance arts festival.  Continuing the Fringe legacy that began in Edinburgh, Scotland in  1947, the Missoula Fringe Festival will celebrate and honor alternative theater in various venues throughout Missoula, August 15 – 17th, 2013.  This year’s Missoula Fringe Festival will be focusing on helping the arts community grow.

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September 2013

Toronto International Film Festival

September 5, 2013 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The Toronto International Film Festival  (TIFF) ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For ten days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent. As one of the world’s most important cultural events, TIFF consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Audiences are exposed to the work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft from around the world. The Festival also serves as a platform…

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Fatality Fest

September 13, 2013 - September 15, 2013

Fatality Fest is destined to become one of the largest horror conventions on the circuit, with celebrity guests, exclusive VIP events, and much more.  The Fatality Fest mission is to provide the horror fan community with another quality fan convention to add to the annual travel roster, the ultimate fan experience without breaking the bank.  For information on schedule and tickets visit www.fatalityfest.com

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New York Independent Film Week

September 15, 2013 - September 19, 2013

Formerly known as IFFM and IFP Market, Project Forum has had a prolific history in the independent community supporting both emerging and established independent filmmakers at critical stages in their development processes. The organization championed the early work of pioneering independent filmmakers Charles Burnett, Todd Haynes, Mira Nair, Michael Moore, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Kevin Smith, Todd Solondz, and Wayne Wang. Recently, it has also played a vital role in launching the first films of many of today’s rising stars on the…

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Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

September 23, 2013 - September 27, 2013
Jackson Hole, WY United States

This fall, in the shadow of the Tetons, join the wildlife film community for the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Sept 23-27 in Jackson Hole, WY. Call for Entry: March 1 Entry Deadline: June 1 Finalists Announced: August 1 Winners Announced: September 2 Since 1991, JHWFF has produced a unique biennial industry conference that draws 650 media professionals, writers, leading scientists and conservationists to Jackson Hole. They converge from around the world to hone skills, explore emerging technologies and…

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Magic City Film Festival

September 28, 2013 - September 30, 2013

The Magic City Shorts Film Festival is offering $2,000 in cash prizes for the best short films. The top prize is $750 in cash for the Geno Foster Best of Show Award for the best short film. Deadline for film entry is 11:59 p.m. July 31. The short film festival is set for Sept. 28 at the Babcock Theatre. It is being presented by The Billings Gazette and the Babcock Theatre. Now in its second year, the festival has expanded with more categories…

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October 2013

HATCHfest

October 2, 2013 - October 5, 2013
Bozeman, MT United States

HATCHfest is a year round, non-profit organization, designed to develop and foster the growth of creative minds in various industries through mentorship, exposure, and networking. Since it's inception in 2004, HATCH has successfully developed an environment, from HATCHfest to HATCHlabs that strikes the enthusiasm and stimulation of young artist’s creativity throughout the world, by connecting new filmmakers, musicians, photographers, designers, architects, writers and fine artists with award-winning veterans in the entertainment industry. We are witnessing the future unfold. The inspiration of one affects the lives of millions.…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 13, 2013 @ 7:00 am
Apsaaloke Center
Free

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Blackfeet Tribal College Student Commons
Free

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of the Rockies, Hagar Auditorium

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Shoshone Bannock Hotel & Event Center Fort Hall, ID United States
Free

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 24, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Myrna Loy Center Helena, MT United States
Free

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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Winter In the Blood Screenings

October 25, 2013 - October 27, 2013
Roxy Theater Missoula, MT 59802 United States + Google Map

Since the world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June, feature film Winter In The Blood from directors Alex Smith and Andrew J. Smith has been appearing on screens all over the country. This weekend it screens at 7pm and 9pm, Friday October 25 through Sunday October 27 at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, your last chance to see a special advanced premiere of this Montana-made film. For the film trailer and more information on Winter In The…

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Warren Miller’s “Ticket to Ride”

October 25, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Helena Civic Center, 340 Neill Avenue
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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$10

For over sixty years, Warren Miller Entertainment has ventured to the planet's extremes, capturing the world's greatest athletes as they push the limits of human ability. The impact of the Warren Miller brand has spanned generations, influenced lifestyles, and created a worldwide following like no other. Warren Miller founded Warren Miller Entertainment in 1949 and produced, directed and narrated his films until 1988. His credits include over 750 sports films, several books and hundreds of published non-fiction stories. His annual…

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

October 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013
$10.

On Saturday, October 26th, the Flathead/Kootenai Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association will present the annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival at O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.  Feature Films Include:  Eyes in Forest (Selkirks), The Return (Bison to Ft. Peck), In the Same Boat (sustainable food production), Denali Experiment (extreme skiing/snowboarding) and a couple of fun short films. The film festival will begin at 7:00pm at the O’Shaughnessy Center, in Whitefish.  There will be beer and wine served at the event,…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Top Hat Lounge Missoula, MT United States
Free

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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“Indian Relay” Screening

October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Great Falls, MT United States + Google Map

Indian Relay opens with footage from the Indian Relay National Championships, then it cuts back in time, to the bitter cold off-season near Browning, Montana, where first-time Relayer Myles Murray tries to keep his horses alive when night-time temperatures are dropping to 20-degrees below zero. In Crow Agency, Montana, we watch Zack Rock and Kendall Old Horn steadily work through the muddy spring towards their ultimate goal. Near Ft. Hall, Idaho, we travel with Lance Tissisimit and Alonzo “Punkin” Coby…

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November 2013

Sandpoint Film Festival

November 2, 2013

The Sandpoint Film Festival in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho aims to guide, educate and support community interest and participation in the entire filmmaking process with the support of volunteers and professional filmmakers from all disciplines.  A short-film festival, they offer hands-on educational opportunities to community members interested in moving making.  They are supported entirely by workshop fees, special events and fundraisers, grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations. The SFF is open for submissions of films 20 minutes in length or less…

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AFI Fest

November 7, 2013 - November 14, 2013

AFI FEST presented by Audi takes place each fall in Hollywood, California. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious…

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Element Film Festival

November 7, 2013

Element Film Festival is an annual student filmmaking event in Bozeman, Montana. It began as a way for filmmakers of the world’s only MFA program in science and natural history filmmaking to showcase their work to the community. 2010 marked the first year that this festival was open to student filmmakers worldwide and it was a great success. Element looks for innovative student filmmakers that strive to improve our understanding of science and the natural world through film. They accept films from…

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January 2014

Sundance Film Festival

January 16, 2014 - January 26, 2014

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, takes place annually midwinter in snowy Utah. With 46,731 attendees in 2012, it is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films,…

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May 2014

MisCon Film Festival

May 23, 2014 - May 26, 2014

Our terrestrial base is located in the enlightened city of Missoula, Montana USA. Our mission here at the MisCon International Short Film Festival is simple: to provide a rewarding place for innovative and creative beings from all over planet Earth to display their talents in the Art of Filmmaking. We are waiting for you... and watching...

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January 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival

January 19, 2015
Myrna Loy Center Helena, MT United States + Google Map

The Montana Human Rights Network has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Montanans for a decade, and this year is no exception. The Montana Human Rights Network is hosting the Human Rights Film Festival at the Myrna Loy Center for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Tickets can be purchased by calling 442-5506 ext. 10 or visiting www.mhrn.org. For over 20 years, the Network has been organizing to promote the democratic values of justice, equality and pluralism.…

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Sundance Film Festival

January 22, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Unnamed Venue Park City, UT United States + Google Map

The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. Year after year, the Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and…

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February 2015

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

February 6, 2015 - February 16, 2015
Wilma Theater, 131 South Higgins Avenue
MIssoula, MT 59802 United States
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The mission of the Big Sky Film Institute is to celebrate and promote the art of non-fiction filmmaking, and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding and appreciation of documentary film. The Big Sky Film Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Major programs include the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Big Sky Film Series, and Big Sky Doc Shop.

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April 2015

International Wildlife Film Festival

April 18, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Roxy Theater Missoula, MT 59802 United States + Google Map

The annual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off with WildFest and WildWalk in Downtown Missoula and Caras Park. Don't miss an unforgettable eight days of award winning wildlife films at the Wilma Theatre day and night and a stellar line up of filmmaker presentations with events at the Roxy Theater and beyond! Learn more at www.wildlifefilms.org.The annual International Wildlife Film Festival kicks off with WildFest and WildWalk in Downtown Missoula and Caras Park. Don't miss an unforgettable eight days of…

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May 2015

Mountainfilm in Telluride

May 22, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Unnamed Venue Telluride, CO United States + Google Map

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning…

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October 2015

Austin Film Festival

October 29, 2015 - November 5, 2015
Unnamed Venue Austin, TX United States + Google Map

Austin Film Festival is dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and filmmaking by providing unique, year-round cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships. Austin Film Festival is a not for profit 501c3 corporation. Click here to learn more.

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August 2018

Venice Film Festival

August 29 - September 8
Venice, IT Venice, Italy + Google Map

Raises awareness and promotes international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment, and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue.

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Telluride Film Festival

August 31 - September 3
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

Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF)

September 4 @ 12:00 am

The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international cinema. Drawing on an expected attendance of 85,000, the festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films – narrative and documentary – are featured in the festival, alongside gala premieres, panels and seminars, short film programs, music video showcases, free outdoor screenings, live musical performances, and unique…

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Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

September 6 - September 16
Toronto Ontario Canada + Google Map

Dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema. Offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, events, professional development, and opportunities to meet, hear, and learn from filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

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The Covellite International Film Festival

September 12 - September 16
Historic Uptown Butte, 57 W. Broadway
Butte, MT 59701 United States
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Workshops, forums, live music, and special events with some of themostexcitingindependentfilmsfromaroundtheworld.Puts the spotlight on indiefilmmakers.

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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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Boise Film Festival

September 14 - September 16
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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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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Raindance

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

HATCH

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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