About Montana Film Festival

With a lineup of acclaimed, independent films spotlighting work made in-state, MTFF embraces the expansive possibilities and the independent spirit of contemporary and classic Montana filmmaking. The festival highlights emergent talents and new points of view, with special attention paid to Montana's expanding film industry. Just as this festival honors the makers, it is also a perennial local favorite from our audiences who consistently value Taking The Time To Watch Cinema.


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, fashioned around these core values.

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 includes the MONTANA FILM FORUM.


The Montana Film Forum

The 2021 Film Forum is scheduled just before Thanksgiving when shoots are wrapped and many key production leads will be present. This year’s Forum will be free to the community and will include:

  • Presentations by the Montana Film Office providing up-to-date industry information, crew surveys, breakdowns of state film resources, networking, and special guest presentations.
  • Professional development workshops and certifications for various crew roles.
  • One Closing Festival screening & party for passholders, forum participants, filmmakers, festival supporters, and guests.


Lily Gladstone and Kenneth Turan