If you are a Montana filmmaker looking for an audience and a chance to win some extra cash, the Bigfork Independent Film Festival is for you. Earlybird submissions are now open for this boutique festival held April 5-7 at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. BIFF is the only film festival in the world focused exclusively on Montana filmmaking. If your film is selected, you will have the opportunity to get on stage and speak with the audience. A workshop is planned, along with other activities exclusively for filmmakers. Don't miss out on the chance to show your film to a supportive local audience. Your chances have never been better.
Today marks the first day of early submissions to the Bigfork Independent Film Festival being held April 5-7, 2019 at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts in Bigfork, MT.
The changes this year are that instead of an Animated category we have a Documentary category. We still welcome Animated, Short, Feature as well as Student film submissions. We will also be increasing the festival from 2 days to 3 days in order to be able to show more independent films than last year, and so we can provide additional activities aimed at filmmakers.
Note that submitted films MUST either be made in Montana, or made by Montana filmmakers. If your film doesn't meet one of these two criteria please don't submit it to this festival.
Earlybird submission is only $30, and the Earlybird deadline is October 1st so get your submission in soon. Student category submission fee is only $10. There will once again be $2,000 in prize money provided to First and Second Place winners and to Audience Award Favorites. This year you can only submit your film on Film Freeway.
CONGRATULATIONS!! -- to Montana actress & filmmaker, JENNA CIRALLI, for 'WILLOW CREEK ROAD' being accepting into a variety on upcoming film festivals throughout the country, and for her recent win for 'Best Performance of Fest' from the Actors Awards! -- Be sure to catch the next Montana screening of 'Willow Creek Road' at the MINT Film Festival in Billings, September 14th-16th!