Montana Film Festival is a respite from the market and industry of film festivals. We celebrate and highlight emergent talents and new points of view, importing perspective and representation into our community. We hold high the virtues of social communion around film and the relationships created through filmmaking, with special celebration of Montana’s growing film community. Founded within the heart of a non-profit cinema, our highest aim is to enrich our audiences through the art and craft of independent film.
About Montana Film Festival
With a lineup of new, acclaimed independent films and recent festival hits as well as spotlight screenings of exciting work by distinctive independent artists, MONTANA FILM FESTIVAL embraces the expansive possibilities and the independent spirit of contemporary filmmaking – bringing a wide range of uncommon films to its discerning audience.
The event welcomes guest writers, directors, actors, and industry professionals to experience Montana hospitality over the four day festival. With special events to introduce audiences to filmmakers, spark conversation and expose the creative workings of filmmaking, MTFF is an immersive happening of screenings, talkbacks, panel discussions, live table reads, parties, music and community events.
The Roxy Theater is the host venue for MTFF, located on “The Hip Strip” in beautiful downtown Missoula, Montana. A nonprofit, mission-driven community cinema, The Roxy strives to inspire, educate, and engage diverse audiences about the natural and human worlds through cinematic and cultural events. In this spirit, we bring you the Montana Film Festival, an event fashioned around these core values with a focus on cultivating support for filmmakers as artists, culture creators, and curators.
We invite you to save the date for this event, which is sure to become a perennial favorite.
Thank you for taking the time to watch cinema.
Alana Waksman, Festival Co-Director
Marshall Granger, Festival Co-Director
A. Rizzo, Festival Producer/Co-Creator
Aaron Roos, Festival Producer/Co-Creator
Jeri Rafter, Festival Producer/Montana Film Forum