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Aug
8
2019
Better Business Bureau Short Film Contest

Audience Awards is hosting the Better Business Bureau’s “Five Gestures of Trust” video contest. You can submit a short film about Trust (3 minutes or under) to be eligible to win $21,000 in prizes including a film series with the BBB.Submissions are due September 2. Learn more and submit here: https://theaudienceawards.com/bbb/gesturesoftrustvideocontest

Aug
1
2019
MontanaPBS Seeking Content & Brand Producer

The Content and Brand Producer directs and produces original, high quality, video content for broadcast on MontanaPBS and across the station’s digital distribution platforms. Content produced will include short-form promotion, marketing, and underwriting related to local, regional and national programs and initiatives. The Content & Brand Producer provides management of the MontanaPBS visual image and […]

Jul
29
2019
Casting Call, Missoula, August

Columbia University Film MFA – thesis film (Writer/Director won a grant. Filmed by award-winning cinematographer Alejandro Mejia.) The story of a co-dependent mother/daughter relationship and the daughter’s fear and need to separate from her mom as she goes off to college.  Doctor: (Male, 50s-70s) A celebrated geneticist who knows how good he is. Good bedside manner comes […]

Jul
16
2019
Apply to the Screenwriting Lab Workshop by August 13

The Screenwriting Lab is a week-long, intensive workshop designed to provide individualized story and career development for emerging screenwriters with a fiction feature screenplay.  Each Screenwriting Fellow is paired with a Creative Advisor, with whom they’ll work one-on-one and in group sessions to further develop their project over the course of the program. A variety […]

Jul
9
2019
Bozeman Casting Call

SUSAN (Lead): Female, mid to late 30s – 50s: A compassionate veterinarian who dedicates herself to saving an abused wolf-dog at a local shelter. Simultaneous with her care for the wolf-dog, following the death of her beloved sister to a painful battle with cancer, the veterinarian volunteers for an underground assisted-suicide program. She is haunted by her […]

Jul
3
2019
International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019: Applications are Now Open

International Tourism Film Festival-Africa (ITFFA) is proud to announce its first ever film festival in South Africa which will take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape November 20-24, 2019. The screenings and Film Conference will be hosted in the Northern Cape at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria West. The International Tourism Film Festival Africa […]

Jul
3
2019
Enter the C21 Drama Series Pitch

The C21 Drama Series Pitch is the most significant pitch initiative in the global business, with 15 projects invited to present to 2500 execs live at Content London and exposed to C21’s 200,000 monthly readers online. e 2019 C21 Drama Series Pitch will take place during the International Drama Summit at Content London and is […]

Jul
1
2019
Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival 2019: Submission Deadline Approaching!

This is a reminder that Northwest Film Forum, a nonprofit film center and community hub located in Seattle, is accepting submissions until July 7th for their 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019).  Now in its 22nd year, Local Sightings showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring a […]

Jun
26
2019
BondIt Grant Fund: June 30th Final Deadline

Every 6 months, up to two filmmakers will be awarded this production grant of up to $30,000 in production funds. BondIt announces the winner(s) 6 weeks after each final deadline. Click HERE to learn more and apply.

Jun
26
2019
Last Call for ShortList Film Festival Submissions

The ShortList Film Festival brings the very best short films from around the world to your computer or mobile device. The festival will stream online from August 7-21, 2019.  Think your award-winning film stands out above the rest? Submit your film for consideration through Film Freeway at the button below. The submission deadline is Friday, June 28, […]

Jun
24
2019
Casting Call: Feature Film in Billings

Jun
4
2019
Casting Call: MSU Short Film

Jun
3
2019
Native American Extras Casting Call

Looking for Native extras to round filming out for Custer’s Strategy of Defeat (16-23 June). Looking for the following: Local to Hardin/Billings preferred.  For the 16th of June all day, we are looking for 3 Native children extras (ages 8-12), 2-3 Native female extras (any age), 2-5 Native male extras (any age), and 5 Warrior […]

Jun
3
2019
MT Ambassadors Seek Administrative Services

Montana Ambassadors is seeking administrative and management services for its 501c6 organization. Montana Ambassadors is a volunteer, not-for-profit association made up of passionate people dedicated to living and doing business in Montana and assisting in developing business opportunities for Montana. Montana Ambassadors develop relationships with educational institutions, agencies and systems that foster the Governor’s vision […]

May
29
2019
Call for Entries: BlueCat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is open for submissions for its 2020 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted. BlueCat accepts features, shorts, and pilots and awards over $40,000 in cash prizes each year, including the Fellini Award, […]

May
23
2019
Casting Call: For Billings Clinic – June 18, 19 & 20, 2019

Hand Crank Films is casting for a couple of videos for Billings Clinic in Montana. We are filming 4 different scenarios over the course of 3 days in Montana and Wyoming. This is a non-union shoot. Talent will need to be available for the entire day. Listing the location of each scenario in case it […]

May
17
2019
Crew Call for 168 Film Project

Run-A-Muck Films in Billings, is looking for crew personnel for a short film being shot in the Billings area. The 168 film project is a Christian based International film festival taking place in Los Angeles California. The theme for this year’s festival is rebirth, the way the festival works is on May 21st we will […]

May
16
2019
Roy W Dean Summer Grant 2019

The Summer 2019 Roy W. Dean Film Grant is now accepting submissions.  Celebrating its 27th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant is awarded to a unique film that contributes to society.  Winner will receive $3,500 cash and $30,000 in film production services to shoot and finish their project.  Deadline for submission is June 30th, […]

May
15
2019
Submissions Open for the 17th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Fest

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now open for submissions, seeking documentary film entries in consideration for the 17th annual event in February 2020. The festival accepts submissions of non-fiction films of all forms, lengths, subject matters and genres. Submit HERE. Deadlines for 2020 festival submissions are as follows: Earlybird Deadline – June 28, […]

May
15
2019
MSU Student Short Film Casting Call

May
9
2019
The Wrap’s ShortList Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions

The ShortList Film Festival is thrilled to announce the 8th annual ShortList Film Festival, the Wrap’s online short film festival, featuring prizes and industry recognition. The Wrap’s ShortList Film Festival is seeking submissions for short films for our Award-Winning Shorts Competition: films up to 20 minutes in length that have received an award. Twelve of the best […]

May
8
2019
Montana Economic Industry Advancement (MEDIA) Act, a tax credit for film productions in Montana, Signed Into Law

Tuesday, May 7, 2019: Governor Steve Bullock signed into law the Montana Economic Industry Advancement (MEDIA) Act, a tax credit for film productions in Montana. The MEDIA Act provides for a 20% production expenditure tax credit, with additional components that can increase the transferable credit to a maximum of 35% of total base film production […]

May
3
2019
The 48 Hour Film Project: Missoula

The 48 Hour Film Project is an international, time-based filmmaking event that challenges filmmakers to create a short, 4-7 minute, film in a mere 48 hours. The event is run in over 110 cities across 6 continents and we are bringing the event to Missoula this May 31 – June 2, 2019. Whether you’re a […]

May
3
2019
Variety 411 is Now LA 411 and NY 411

LA and NY 411 invites everyone to explore the newly relaunched LA 411 and NY 411 websites. ProductionHUB acquired Variety 411 in August 2018 and completely overhauled the website to create a user-friendly platform that makes it easy to find any production resource in the Los Angeles and New York City markets. These iconic brands […]

May
1
2019
Tippet Rise Art Center Summer Film Internship Opportunity

Tippet Rise Art Center is looking for a student or a recent graduate with experience in filmmaking to join their team. The internship is paid and begins June 21 and will go until August 26h with the opportunity to extend into September. Information on applying: https://tippetrise.org/opportunities#film-internship

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