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How Montana's Film Industry Helps Boost Main Street Economies

Filming movies, television shows and commercials in Montana elevates the awareness about our state and pumps outside dollars in to our stores, hotels, and to industry professionals. In fact, visitors who come to Montana because they saw or heard of Big Sky Country in films or TV spent $25 million in our communities last year.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Categories: Market MTFilm

2 Montana Films Featured at South by Southwest

Ballad of Lefty Brown promotional image

Two made-in-Montana films will be shown this weekend at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Friday, March 10, 2017
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Montana-Made Commercial Lands ‘Outstanding Location’ Nomination

"This Land is Your Land" commercial screengrab

A television ad filmed in Montana is among five nominees for the Location Managers Guild International’s outstanding locations in a commercial award.

Monday, February 27, 2017

16 Made in Montana Films Featured at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s premiere non-fiction film event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, kicks off today in Missoula, which will feature 16 made-in-Montana documentaries.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Categories: Market MTFilm

Department of Commerce Welcomes New Film Commissioner

The Department of Commerce has welcomed Allison Whitmer to the position of Film Commissioner for the Montana Film Office. She comes with great vision and experience with the film industry as well as economic development.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Categories: Market MTFilm

Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Support Film Production in Montana, Strengthen Local Economies

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Steve Bullock today announced $500,000 in grants to support the production of 11 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana, stimulating local economies and providing job opportunities for Montanans.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Montana Shot Feature Film "Certain Women" Earns Official Selection & World Premiere at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Montana-made film Certain Women

Montana-made feature film Certain Women, which shot in Livingston, Mont. in March and April of this year, has received official selection to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Announced by the Sundance Institute Monday, Dec. 7, Certain Women is among only 15 feature films selected as festival premieres, “a showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year.”

Friday, March 25, 2016

Governor Bullock and Director O'Leary Announce Grants to Support Film Production in Montana

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of $281,519 in Big Sky Film grants to support the production of 21 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana.
“There are so many talented media makers doing business and creating valuable content in Montana,” said Bullock. “They are part of a growing industry that impacts many Montana communities and I am glad we can support these efforts that showcase all our state has to offer.”

Friday, July 24, 2015

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