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Jan
21
2020
Atomic Apocalypse, Big Sky Film Grant Recipient, Showing February 9 & 10

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! ATOMIC APOCALYPSE had its world premiere at the world-renowned Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain, and has gone on to recieve 17 Award Nominations […]

Jan
7
2020
Short Film Wins Award in Best Shorts Film Competition – Shot Entirely in Montana

La Jolla, CA – 12/16/2019 – Mark Clayton Simmons, of Run-A-Muck Films, has won a prestigious Award of Recognition  from The Best Shorts Film Competition. The award was given for Mark Clayton Simmons exciting Christian Short, Amy’s Song, which tells the story of Sarah anguish, over her daughter’s Death, the forgiveness toward her estranged father, and […]

Jan
6
2020
Call for Entries: Equus International Film Festival

EQUUS INTERNATIONAL is the premier venue for equine film, television and alt-media. One of the world’s first all equine film festivals, EIFF’s mission is education and understanding to enhance the equine/human, to raise awareness of equine issues, to promote equine welfare, and to celebrate those who tell the stories of the equine arena. From documentaries […]

Jan
6
2020
Casting Call: Historical Series

Dec
20
2019
‘Films for the Forest’ International Film Competition

The Rainforest Partnership invites you to enter the Films for the Forest International Film Competition. For the 2020 competition, our theme is “Speak for the Forest.” Just like previous years, the final deadline is January 31st and each film can be a maximum of 20 minutes. Rainforest Partnership would like to emphasize that we waive […]

Dec
13
2019
Montana Community Foundation: William B. Pratt Endowment Fund – Grant Cycle Open

Montana Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the first ever grant cycle for the William B. Pratt Endowment Fund. This fund was established by William B. Pratt who has a life-long interest in Indigenous, Folk and Traditional arts, with experience as a musician working in the folk tradition and as a living history and production […]

Dec
9
2019
Documentary Casting Call for Native American Women Veterans

Seeking:  Native American Female Veterans who have served on deployment.Ages:  All AgesMilitary Branch:  All branchesEspecially seeking Navajo veterans, however all female veterans are encouraged to reply.A PHD researcher at UM is seeking interview subjects. Please reply to: montanafilm@mt.gov with name, phone and email.

Dec
5
2019
Distribution for Big Sky Film Grant Recipient: Atomic Apocalypse

ATOMIC APOCALYPSE (original working title, Black Flowers), a FY 2018 Big Sky Grant Recipient, will be released across North America (USA & Canada) on February 4, 2020 by High Octane Pictures. Screenings in CA and MT are being organized. Atomic Apocalypse has garnered 14 award nominations and 7 wins in Cinematography, Direction, Acting, and “Best […]

Dec
2
2019
Call for Entries: Bigfork Independent Film Festival

BIFF 2020 Film and Script Submissions Now Open! Bigfork Independent Film Festival submissions will be accepted November 25 through December 31, 2019. Note that just as last year, the earlier you submit your film the less it will cost you in entry fees. Submitted films MUST be 51% or greater shot in Montana, or made […]

Nov
27
2019
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Passes On Sale

In just ten weeks the 17th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will light up Missoula, Montana with stories from around the globe, bringing together film fans from all walks for an extraordinary experience. This year, go all in with a festival pass with access to over 150 films, industry events, daily parties and networking […]

Oct
3
2019
Call for Entries: 3rd Annual BZN International Film Festival

BZN offers a platform for independent filmmaking and creative expression, and supports emerging and established voices. The BZN International Film Festival will spotlight women filmmakers, directors, actors and producers who understand that film is a powerful medium to convey their dreams and passions—and who are ready to take the helm, pioneering projects to change current statistics and […]

Oct
3
2019
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Academy Grants Program

The Academy Grants Program, an initiative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, seeks to inspire imagination and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The program is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in two areas: FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies, […]

Oct
3
2019
Call for Submissions: EarthxFilm Festival

EarthxFilm showcases films, augmented and virtual reality and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Our mission is to turn awareness into action, through art and media. We achieve our goals by partnering with top environmental, film and entertainment organizations across the globe. […]

Sep
26
2019
Press Release: Local Actor/Writer/Director in Chelsea Film Festival

Sep
23
2019
Call for Entries: New Delhi Film Fest

The call for entries for  3rd New Delhi Film Festival (NDFF) by JIFF is open! Submit Online: https://filmfreeway.com/NEWDELHIFILMFESTIVAL For more: http://jiffindia.org/delhi CATEGORIES: Feature Fiction, Animation Feature, Documentary Feature Short Fiction, Short Documentary, Short Animation, Student Film, Mobile Film, Web Series, Ad Film & Delhi Special 11A to 11D ALL GENRE & FORMATS ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL […]

Sep
23
2019
Call for Entries: 12th Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF

WORLD’S BIGGEST COMPETITIVE FILM FESTIVAL in Jaipur, India Submit Online To:https://filmfreeway.com/JaipurInternationalFilmFestival https://www.withoutabox.com/login/9490 https://www.sfilmmaker.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=filmfestLists&f_id=135 CATEGORIES: Feature Fiction, Documentary Feature, Animation Feature, Film Critic, World Premier, Short Fiction, Short Documentary, Short Animation, Screenplay-Feature & Short,Script for Drama & TV, Mobile Film, Web Series, Ad Film, Music/Song/Album(written and audio or audio video both format are accepted), Dialogue From […]

Sep
4
2019
Call for Entries: Etheria Film Festival 2020

Submissions run from now through March 1, 2020. Submit now on Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/EtheriaFilmNight Etheria is the world’s most respected competition showcase of new sci-fi, fantasy, action, thriller and horror films directed by women. Our audience includes producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. Our festival’s goal is to highlight women directors making fantastic genre […]

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
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 […]

Jan
14
2019
MSU Celebrates Grand Opening of Norm Asbjornson Hall

A series of lectures and performances centered on the themes of World War II will celebrate the grand opening of Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson Hall with five events this January 14-17 and 25. Among these is My Family’s Miraculous Escapes from Nazi Germany and Front Row at Nuremberg. The exciting lineup is detailed HERE. […]

Jan
7
2019
Markee Magazine Requests Industry Input for New Website

Markee Magazine is back online. The new website is live and looking for input from all the Markee supporters of the past. Markee is asking for updated information on your opportunities, incentives, and contacts so they can add a Locations section with illustrations and content. There is no charge for this directory section. Obviously, once the […]

Dec
19
2018
Bozeman Film Celebration Announces Ted Turner Award

BOZEMAN, MONTANA….the TED TUNER AWARD is a $5,000 cash award given to the film that most inspires environmental stewardship. The film will be screened at BZN International Film Festival June 6-9, 2019. We were thrilled that Mr. Turner attended the opening night of last spring’s inaugural BZN International Film Festival (which featured Jamie Redford’s Happening: […]

Dec
13
2018
Scam Notice

Film Friends, It’s the time of year when scammers come out of the woodwork, and we’ve received quite a few calls about scams targeted at crews and suppliers here in Montana. These consist mostly of the fake cashier’s check scam, where they want to send you a check in pre-payment, and you send them the […]

Oct
11
2018
Phishing Scam for Montana Film People

Phishing scam from a company claiming to be in Japan. Spencer Wong will contact you via text, saying he got your information from the MT Film Office. He claims to work for a Japanese Animation Company called P.A. Works. The number is an Ohio # 419.777.4388. This is a mirrored number and has no connection […]

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.

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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