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Apr
8
2020
Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Directives extended through April 24 to protect Montanans by slowing the spread of COVID-19. Read directive below.

Apr
1
2020
It’s Census Day! Montana 2020 Census: Make it Count!

Complete the 2020 Census Now Filling out the Census is quick, easy, and safe. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete and your information and privacy are protected by federal law. The 2020 Census is now live and available to fill out online at my2020census.gov. The 2020 Census can also be completed by […]

Mar
31
2020
Travel Alert: Governor Bullock Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Montana From Another State or Country

Governor Steve Bullock today directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the governor’s prior travel advisory and last week’s Stay at Home Directive. Read below:

Mar
30
2020
Call for Entries: Raindance

Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 28th edition that will take place in Autumn 2020 (October 28 – November 7 2020)  in central London. The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world and specializes in first-time directors and discovery. Learn […]

Mar
30
2020
Montana 2020 Census: Make it Count

Counting everyone in Montana is critical because it determines the state’s share of federal funding over the next decade, it shapes local voting districts, and it determines whether Montana will get another representative in Congress. Montana receives an estimated $2 billion in federal funds each year based on Census data. For every Montana resident counted, […]

Mar
30
2020
Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Directive asks Montanans to stay home to maximum extent possible except for essential activities, temporarily restricts all nonessential businesses and operations. Read below.

Mar
30
2020
Missoula 48 Hour Film Project Competition

Montana filmmakers! As we’re sure you are aware, the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) has unfortunately affected all events around the globe. As we all face an unknown time frame for how long closures and quarantines will stay in effect, we have made a commitment to protect the health of our filmmakers and the general public. To […]

Mar
27
2020
Last Chance to Apply for Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring

The deadline for the first the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2020 is coming up fast. All entries for the grant for independent filmmakers must be submitted by March 31st. Celebrating its 28th year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant seeks projects in need of help getting finished that are unique and make a contribution […]

Mar
23
2020
Watch Atomic Apocalypse on Amazon – Big Sky Film Grant Recipient

Big Sky Film Grant Recipient, Atomic Apocalypse is now available on Amazon! Buy or rent the film from Amazon.com and please, please, please leave a good review!

Mar
23
2020
Casting Call: New Food Traditions National TV Show

Mar
3
2020
Call for Entries: American Indian Film Festival

Celebrating its 45th season, November 3 – 7, 2020, the San Francisco based festival has become a trusted guide to contemporary Native American life. A reliable, and celebratory and empowering event, the festival’s array of programs – films, workshops, receptions, award show – work to replace stereotypes with authentic representation of Native traditions, history and […]

Mar
2
2020
Grant Opportunity: William B. Pratt Endowment Fund

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 […]

Mar
2
2020
On Camera Acting Workshop with Tom Logan

Are you looking for an experience to learn from an award-winning, working, Hollywood director and producer? If so, an exciting opportunity awaits! Tom Logan’s On Camera Acting Workshop will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10 am to 5 pm in Billings, MT at the DoubleTree. Cost is $199.00 Tom is a prestigious member […]

Feb
24
2020
Call for Submissions: FESTERFEST

Due to the overwhelming demand and submissions of horror & horror based comedies within the Covellite International Film Festival, we created a true home for the genre we love. We will be showcasing a series of selected works, featuring the most hair-raising, bone-chilling, blood splattering fun we can source from around the globe. 3 nights […]

Feb
7
2020
Native American Casting Call for National PSA

Casting Call for National PSA: American Indian, Alaska Native Anti-Smoking / Anti-Vaping Campaign. Seeking AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN / INDIGENOUS talent. PAY RATE: $500 / day.  “FRANK” (LEAD) / “JOHN” (SUPPORTING) – NATIVE AMERICAN MALE(S), Age 15-19. Must look no older than 18) FRANK AND JOHN ARE RUNNERS. TALENT MUST HAVE STRONG ATHLETIC ABILITY, AND BE […]

Feb
3
2020
Casting Call for God’s Country

Now Casting supporting roles and background (extras) for God’s Country by director Julian Higgins. It shoots in Livingston, and Bozeman mid-February through March. Holding auditions next weekend February 8th and 9th. If you’re interested in being considered, please submit the following information by Monday, February 3rd to: godscountrycasting@gmail.com SEND THREE CURRENT PHOTOS: One close-up of […]

Jan
31
2020
Grant Applications for the William Pratt Endowment Fund

The grant cycle for the William Pratt Endowment Fund is currently accepting grant applications until March 21, 2020. Grants will range from $500 to $1500. Click HERE to learn more and apply for funding. Grant applicants may apply for one of the following fields of interest: Montana’s Indigenous, Traditional and Folk Arts The Production of, Education About […]

Jan
28
2020
Casting Call for Narrative Short: 605 Groff Lane

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.

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