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Sep
23
2020
Casting Call: Music Video, “Mindfield”

Casting call for music video: Male – 25 to 35 in appearance, must be okay with hiking short distance. COVID-19 compliant production with 6 total cast and crew including this actor. No dialogue expected. Shoot is exclusively outdoors. Shooting will occur October 7th, 2020 in/around Glacier National Park area. Actor will be needed for half […]

Sep
14
2020
Casting Call: Feature Film “Slant Street”

“Slant Streets” is a feature film that will be filmed in Missoula. There is an OPEN CALL AUDITION on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH from 10 am to 2 pm!The movie is filming from November 1 – 16. They are looking for several speaking roles and several “extra/background” actors. Some of the needed roles to be filled […]

Sep
9
2020
Live Entertainment Grant for Montana-Based Businesses

The Live Entertainment Grant Program is available to Montana-based businesses and non-profits that are directly engaged in the business of live entertainment, and whose revenues primarily come from live entertainment events. This grant is intended to ensure the long-term viability of live entertainment in Montana that has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Bars, restaurants, and […]

Aug
31
2020
Call for Submissions: The Creative Coalition

The Creative Coalition reminds all filmmakers and creatives to submit for the Spotlight Initiative Grant-making Program for Short Films, which will award up to $150,000 to three winning filmmakers selected to produce short films (up to 40 minutes). This year’s topic focuses on the untold story of obesity. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September […]

Aug
31
2020
Downtown Missoula Video Contest

The Downtown Missoula Partnership and AudPop present the Missoula Downtown video contest. Call to Action:  Missoulians! You have from now until September 30 to create and submit a 60-90 second video that inspires people to come downtown, support our local businesses, and find new ways to experience Downtown Missoula. Our Goals: Showcase that Downtown Missoula […]

Aug
24
2020
Casting Call: Short Film – Broken Things

Aug
4
2020
Casting Call for Student Film: A Helping Hand

Jul
23
2020
Call for Entries: Malaysia International Film Festival

Learn more HERE.

Jul
22
2020
Request for Video Production Services: Great Falls Development Authority

The Great Falls Development Authority, Inc. (GFDA) is seeking a firm(s) with video production experience to write, produce, film and edit four short videos promoting living and doing business in the Great Falls trade area — Montana’s Golden Triangle. Learn more HERE.

Jul
14
2020
Casting Call for MT Opioids 2020 Campaign

On July 25th and 26th a casting will be held for a new series of spots for a MT OPIOIDS 2020 CAMPAIGN – “STIGMA” If you are unrepresented talent and are interested in being submitted by my agency please respond by the 19th of July. You do not need to be an ex-user or user, […]

Jun
26
2020
Call for Entries: Holly Weird Film Festival

Holly Weird Film Festival’s call for entries has just opened for the 2021 season and is currently taking submissions and seeking cool scripts and films from filmmakers around the world! Submit HERE and use discount code hollyweird2021.

Jun
24
2020
Montana Arts Council Announces the Availability of COVID-19 Emergency Funding

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) is pleased to announce the availability of COVID-19 emergency funding to offset losses and encourage continued creative efforts. MAC will award funds to nonprofit organizations, artists, and cultural workers in Montana. The funds come through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

Jun
17
2020
Casting Call for Feature Film, Creatures – June 20, 2020 in Dupuyer

Jun
3
2020
Emmy Award Winning Composer Seeking Powerful Footage and Film Editing

Emmy Award Winning Composer is teaming up with filmmakers and record executives to release a series of internet videos. Seeking powerful footage and film editing to match the musical work of a multi Grammy and Oscar winning team.     Please inquire by sending an email to lance@bendiksenproductions.com or by calling 720-234-1234 Professional inquires only.  Thank you for your […]

Jun
1
2020
Montana is Now in Phase 2 of the State’s Reopening Plan

Please visit our page for all your filming and reopening questions:

Jun
1
2020
Submissions Now Open for the 18th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is now open for submissions, seeking documentary film entries in consideration for the 18th annual event planned for February 2021. The festival accepts submissions of non-fiction films of all forms, lengths, subject matters and genres. Deadlines for 2021 festival submissions:Earlybird Deadline – July 10, 2020Regular Deadline – September 30, 2020Late Deadline – October 16, […]

May
20
2020
Guidance for Out-of-State Travelers and Residents

The 14-day travel quarantine for out-of-state travelers and residents arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes will be lifted on June 1.  Governor Steve Bullock is asking visitors to do their part slow the spread of COVID-19 which means taking the same social distancing and sanitation precautions that Montanans are taking.  […]

May
19
2020
Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per capita. Read the full press release HERE. Also visit our Film […]

May
7
2020
Filming In Montana During Our Re-Opening Phase

If you are interested in filming in Montana during our re-opening phase, please read our plan here:

May
7
2020
Rule Hearing Pertaining to the MEDIA Act

Friday May 8, 2020, the Montana Department of Revenue will hold a rule hearing pertaining to their Administrative Rules concerning the MEDIA Act (film tax credit). This is the first tax incentive of this kind for the industry in Montana, so it’s important to read the proposed rules carefully and evaluate.  Public comment is very […]

May
5
2020
Montana Coronavirus Phase One Reopening FAQs

Read the State of Montana phase one reopening frequently asked questions below.

May
5
2020
Casting Call: Short Film, Billings, Summer 2020

We are looking for 3 roles for a short film to be shot in Billings, MT summer 2020. The work load will be one day approximately 10 hours of work. The short film will be scary in nature with some violence and gore, no nudity. Due to the recent health concerns with the Covid-19 outbreak […]

May
5
2020
IFP Accepting Submissions for 42nd Annual IFP Week

IFP is now accepting submissions for the 42nd annual IFP Week’s Project Forum September 20-24, 2020), the only international co-production market for narrative fiction and non-fiction features and series in the U.S. The program supports both emerging and established artists by providing creative and business opportunities to groundbreaking storytellers working in a wide variety of formats. A primary […]

May
5
2020
Roy W Dean Grant for Summer Now Accepting Submissions

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the 2nd Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications. Grant winner will receive $3,500 cash as well as $20,000 more in film goods and production services. Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit From the Heart Productions, […]

Apr
22
2020
Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana

Please read the Governor’s phased plan below. When we know more hard dates that affect film production in the state, we will update here and on our social channels.

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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 • montanafilm@mt.gov