Festival Guests

Mike Steinberg, Roxy ED and Directors Alex & Andrew Smith talking about Winter Is Blood on the MTFF stage.

Guest filmmakers fall for MTFF, the Roxy Theater, and Montana every time….

“Missoula, Montana: big skies and big hearts. Montana Film Festival was another beautiful reminder that movies bring people together, and people make great movies!  Such a cool film community in MT – we WILL shoot here one day. Thanks, MTFF, for having Hellbender – and me! – Hellbender filmmaker Toby Poser, @ the 2021 MTFF

Visit Montana and attend this local film festival that celebrates indie film, whether it is MT-made, feels like a Missoula story, or is this year’s festival gem. The MTFF is run out of the charming art-house Roxy Theater on the hip strip. Fall is an ideal time to settle into a long weekend of movies for people who love movies. Guest filmmakers have fond tales of movie trivia, Lolo Hot spring dips, and warm welcomes.

2023 MTFF Special Guests Include:

Alexander Kouroupos, Editor & Producer of Double Nickel

John Nilles, Director of Photography for Double Nickel

Jeff Medley, actor in Double Nickel

Marshall Granger, Editor of Cherubs

Ken Turan, LA Film Critic

Jeri Rafter, Producer of Tokyo Cowboy

Jake Ames, Director of Haystacks

Jake Marston, Producer of Haystacks

Zach Robinson, Director of Photography for Haystacks

Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Office Commissioner

Frances Chewning, Writer, Director, Producer, and Actor of The Glasses

Bonnie Discepolo, Director of Neo-Dome

J.D. Shields, Director & Writer of Blue Hour

Maya Korn, Producer of Blue Hour

Vera Drew, Director, Writer, & Actor of The People’s Joker, joining us virtually for a post-film Q&A

*this list will continue to be updated based on evolving schedules