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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

May
1
2019
Casting Director Accepting Applications For Upcoming Projects

Casting Director, Tina Buckingham, is accepting applications for talent for upcoming projects beginning immediately.  Please note, she is NOT an agent.  She is looking for non-represented talent of all ages who are interested in auditioning for commercial and film projects. You will be in her file and there is no fee. Please include the following: […]

Apr
24
2019
Open Casting Call for Indie Feature Film

OPEN CASTING CALL for indie feature film – We Burn Like This May 4th & 5th – 10 am to 6 pm at the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre Studio: 111 N 30th Street, #225, Billings, MT (2nd floor above Art House Cinema & Pub). SIGN UP for an audition time by emailing wbltcasting@gmail.com Seeking actors for lead […]

Apr
22
2019
2019 Montana Fairs, Rodeos & Powwows

Click link below to view list of 2019 Montana Fairs, Rodeos & Powwows.

Mar
22
2019
Bozeman Film Society and MSU Presidents Fine Art Series Present “Rituals of Resistance”

FREE event co-organized by the Bozeman Film Society and MSU Presidents Fine Art Series on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at the Ellen Theater at 7 pm. The event will start with a soft open at 6 pm for a social and some light refreshments. Free to the public and featuring a local maker Tenzin Phuntsog […]

Mar
22
2019
Taste of the World Locations Show – West Hollywood – April 4, 2019

You are invited to join global film commission representatives and production industry professionals on Thursday, April 4 (3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) at The London Hotel in West Hollywood for the TASTE OF THE WORLD LOCATIONS SHOW, presented by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) as part of AFCI WEEK 2019. More than 70 […]

Mar
18
2019
SHOOT 17th Annual New Directors Search

SHOOT’s 17th annual worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms. Click HERE for all details.

Mar
5
2019
Casting Call in Missoula

Seeking extras for microbudget feature film in Missoula. Support UM Graduates! Males and female birthday party-goers, casual wear, and look 25-30 years old. Shoots Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm. No pay. Food and drinks provided. Email Kennan Goodman at keenangoodman.cinematography@gmail.com  

Feb
27
2019
Casting Call in Bozeman

The Line // Casting Call // AUDITIONS MARCH 9 in BOZEMAN SAG ULB Short Film being shot this spring in Montana Project Description:  Casting call for an independent short film called “The Line,” which plans to submit to festivals nationwide. The story is about a hard-nosed acting teacher who auditions a promising student in need […]

Feb
20
2019
Video Contest for Female Filmmakers

Women In Film, in partnership with Chloe Wine Collection, seeks to recognize and reward five female filmmakers who are putting women at the center of the story. The Challenge: Female filmmakers are encouraged to submit a 2-minute short film or a 2-minute excerpt of a feature film that puts women at the center of the […]

Feb
20
2019
SHOOT 17th Annual New Directors Search Is On

This is SHOOT’s 17th annual worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms. The 25-30 Showcase Finalists will receive priceless worldwide exposure. Directors who have been directing professionally less than 3 […]

Feb
20
2019
Columbia Film Festival Introduction & Upcoming Submission Deadlines

The Columbia Film Festival is still accepting regular submissions through February 21st – then move into the late submission period until March 15th. Columbia Film Festival is using Film Freeway for filmmakers to submit their films HERE. This growing annual film event is presented in partnership with the long running Columbia Festival of the Arts. […]

Feb
19
2019
Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2019 Accepting Applications

For indie filmmakers that need help starting or completing their film, the Spring 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 […]

Feb
8
2019
Job Announcement: Assistant Filmmaker & Editor with Tippet Rise Art Center

This position’s primary responsibility is to assist in all aspects of film productions, camera operation, equipment management and post production editing. The individual must be positive and proactive and willing to work towards the common goals and objectives of Tippet Rise. The candidate should have experience working in film production and editing, and must also […]

Feb
8
2019
Two Day Strategic Grant Development Workshop: Missoula

Dates: March 14 – 15, 2019 Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Place: University of Montana, Missoula Sign up today for our two-day Grant Writing workshop, and Learn How to Write Successful Proposals in 2019. You need practical advice on how to plan and write effective proposals that will win grants for your organization, for […]

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 […]

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