Mission Statement

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.

Our regular 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.

In order to help keep our community safe, this year we are hosting our festival virtually.

We hope you will continue to enjoy our special event from the safety and comfort of your home, and we'll see you in person next year.


Thank you for taking the time to watch cinema.

With love,

Alana Waksman, Festival Director
Carrie Richer, Festival Producer
A. Rizzo, Co-Creator
Aaron Roos, Co-Creator
Marshall Granger, Trailer Editor
Ryan Hawk, Graphic Designer

Lily Gladstone and Kenneth Turan