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Film News - The Buzz - Montana Film Office

Apr
19
2018
Open Casting Call for Native Americans

Rene Haynes Casting – Open Casting Call For the leads in an upcoming 1800s Action Adventure – Major Motion Picture Casting Director Rene Haynes (The Revenant, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, Winter in the Blood, New World, and Skins) and her team, who specializes in Native American and Indigenous casting, will be traveling to Lawton, OK […]

Mar
27
2018
2018 Bigfork Independent Film Festival April 6-7

Mar
27
2018
Early Bird Deadline to Austin Film Festival March 30!

Don’t Let Your Best Ideas Just Sit There! Early Bird Deadline for Austin Film Festival submissions is March 30! Austin Film Festival welcomes stories of all shapes, sizes, and structures to its world-renowned competitions. Before you became The Screenwriter, The Filmmaker, Playwright, or Oscar®-winning Documentarian (We premiered qualified this year’s Oscar® winner Heaven is a Traffic Jam on […]

Mar
19
2018
March and April Shows at The Ellen & Rialto in Bozeman

Visit BozemanFilmSociey.org for previews and more info!

Mar
19
2018
International Wildlife Film Festival Lineup Announced!

The full lineup of the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival (April 14–22) in Missoula, MT has been revealed, and tickets are now on sale to the general public. Check out the complete schedule, packed with screenings from countries across the globe. To check out the lineup, head to wildlifefilms.org/films Don’t miss out—advance tickets for many events […]

Mar
16
2018
Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Releases in 2018

Press Release: Helena, MT, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Major film and digital media projects being released this year prove there’s nothing like the real thing for bringing Big Sky Country to the screen. Kevin Costner was last seen in Montana on the Hardy Creek Bridge, preparing to break up the crime ring surrounding Al Capone […]

Mar
14
2018
Yellowstone Series on Paramount Network Official Trailer

Mar
14
2018
Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate Short Film Released

Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate short film based on a fictional county in Montana. Filmed near Anaconda, MT. Watch the trailer HERE or watch the entire short film on Amazon Prime, HERE.

Mar
13
2018
Mountainfilm On Tour: Whitefish, Thursday, March 22

Mar
13
2018
Mountainfilm On Tour: Helena, Wednesday, March 21

Mar
13
2018
Mountainfilm on Tour: Great Falls, Tuesday, March 20

Mar
13
2018
The Mountain Lion and Me Premiere on Smithsonian Channel 

On the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park is Paradise Valley, Montana, home to bears, wolves, elk, and an animal so secretive, few ever get to see it: the mountain lion. Wildlife filmmaker Casey Anderson became one of those lucky few after following the tracks of the elusive cat from his backyard into the world of a […]

Mar
13
2018
Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Bigfork Film Festival

There are only 25 days from the opening of the 2018 Bigfork Independent Film Festival (BIFF) and there is still lots that needs to get done. The indie films being shown have been chosen, the film blocks have been decided, and the program is now finalized. The festival has added two new features this time: they will be showing 2 first-run, Montana-made films in […]

Mar
13
2018
Call for Entries for Jaipur International Film Festival

Call for submissions for the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) is now open! A special, unique spectrum of international cinema based on 16 subjects. All formats and genres are accepted from all continents. Late deadline: March 30, 2018 (Fee same as Regular deadline) Entry Fees: For Short (Under 45 Minutes) – Rs. 500/- Indian Rupees […]

Mar
9
2018
Call for Submissions: AFI Fest

Mark your calendars! AFI FEST will return November 8-15, 2018, bringing together artists and audiences to experience the best in global cinema in the heart of Hollywood. CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN! Entries for AFI FEST 2018 are new being accepted at AFI.com/AFIFESTor through Withoutabox.com. Submission date deadlines for fiction and nonfiction shorts, feature films and virtual reality projects […]

Mar
8
2018
PBS Picks Up Dark Money

PBS is looking to crack the case on corruption, money and elected officials. PBS announced today that they have acquired the North American distribution rights to Kimberly Reed’s documentary Dark Money which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which won the Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award, follows a Montana-based reporter’s  investigation […]

Mar
7
2018
Casting Call for Young Guns

Verizon Go 90 is searching for a few females ages 19-23 to be in the next season of Young Guns. Young Guns is filmed in Montana and follows eight young men and women as they explore their environment. The Young Guns like to drink beer, ride horses, shoot guns, and will do anything to get […]

Mar
2
2018
Mountainfilm On Tour! Stop in Missoula March 3

Mar
2
2018
1st Network TV Drama to be Filmed In MT: Yellowstone, Starring Kevin Costner – Trailer Released

As seen in the first-look trailer here, Yellowstone is set near the titular national park and explores the violence needed to maintain the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is the patriarch of the huge ranch, property of the Dutton family. Read more here. This is the first scripted network TV […]

Feb
27
2018
Montana Fishing Film Festival Saturday March 3, 2018 – Helena

Feb
26
2018
IFP Filmmaker Labs – Open for 2018 Submissions

Last Call! @IFPFilm Labs submission deadline is next Monday, March 5th. Don’t Delay. http://www.ifp.org/programs/labs/ Applications for the 2018 IFP Labs are now open! IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive […]

Feb
26
2018
Oscar Nominated Movies at The Rialto

Feb
26
2018
AFCI Week Forum Updates

Feb
26
2018
Screenwriters “Shoot Your Sizzle” Screenplay Competition Deadline Today

Feb
20
2018
AMERICAN INDIAN FILM INSTITUTE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT MICHAEL SMITH PASSES AWAY AT 66

SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Smith, the Relocation-era Sioux man who founded the American Indian Film Institute and the American Indian Film Festival, passed away on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 in San Francisco. He was 66. Growing up watching non-Natives play Natives, perpetuating stereotypes and disseminating inaccurate, often offensive portrayals of American Indians onscreen, a 20-something Smith started the […]