2024 Submissions OPEN

This festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts


  • To cultivate the appreciation for independent film as an art form during the 4-day festival and year-round through MTFF Presents.
  • To celebrate the experience of theatrical exhibition as a way for the community to gather, enjoy, and exchange ideas in a friendly, open atmosphere.
  • To inspire and expand the film community throughout Montana by lifting up and highlighting work from and about Montana.
  • To foster an understanding of world cultures, global challenges, and living in the contemporary west through independent film.
  • To provide opportunities for those who work in the Montana film industry–or those who want to–to make contact with and learn from each other.

Artistic Director, Mike Emmons