Montana International Film Festival | Billings, MT Sept 19-23, 2018

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A film festival is an opportunity to experience the red carpet, watch groundbreaking films, attend parties, and meet actors and directors!

Mark your calendar, buy your festival pass, and experience Montana like never before.

Questions? Contact our team at or call 406-927-3456.


Festival Dates

The weekend following the Billings festival, the MINT team will bring the festival to Red Lodge, Montana and spend two days in the mountains. Red Lodge is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Purchase a VIP Festival Pass and receive access to both festivals for the same price. We hope to see you in Billings and in Red Lodge!

Billings, MT, September 19 - 23 in downtown Billings across five venues.

Red Lodge, MT, September 27 - 28 at the Historic Roman Theater.

Ticket Pricing

  • $10: General Admission

  • $25: Opening Night Film & Party

  • $5: Film Panels

Tickets go on sale August 29th.

  • Buy Online:

  • Buy By phone: 406-927-3456

  • Buy At the Doors: You can purchase tickets at the venues before the films (Sept 19-23)

Festival Passes

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  • $125 VIP Festival Pass | All-Access to films, special events, panels, parties, concerts, and the VIP Lounge in Billings and Red Lodge. Includes early entry and reserved seating.

  • $90 Festival Pass | Access to all films, special events, panels, parties, and concerts in Billings.

  • $55 Education Pass | Access to all films, panels, and parties in Billings. Must have a valid student/teaching ID.

  • $24 Three-Film Pass | Good for 3 films for one person ($8 ticket price).

  • $40 Red Lodge Weekend Pass | Good for all films for one person at the Roman Theater in Red Lodge Sept 27-28.


Check back August 29th for the full film schedule and choose from over 60 films from around the world.

The following is a schedule of the special events, parties, and concerts in Billings, MT.
Dates and times are subject to change.


  • Opening Night Reception and Film: 5 - 8 pm

  • Opening Night After Party: 8 - 11 pm (presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and featuring live music by June West)


  • Filmmaker’s Retreat (for filmmakers only): 8:30 am - 12 pm

  • Women In Film Panel: 3 - 4:30 pm

  • Special Event | Human Trafficking Awareness Film Event at the Babcock Theatre with Special Guests: 5 - 8 pm

  • Concert After Party featuring The PUGS with John Dahl: 8 - 11 pm


  • Free Family Film at CLDI: 10 - 11:30 am

  • Indigenous Film Panel: 11 am - 12:30 pm

  • Special Event | Wild & Scenic Films presented by Northern Plains Resource Council: 5 - 8 pm

  • Petroleum Club After Party: 8 pm - 12 am (presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka)


  • Closing Night Film: 2:30 - 4:30 pm at the Babcock Theatre

  • Closing Night Award Ceremony: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (with live music, food trucks, and cocktails)

  • Closing Night After Party: 7 - 10 pm


  • A replay of all 8 winning films: 1 - 8 pm at the Stapleton Gallery


If you have questions about the festival, please contact our team directly and not the venues. Venues do NOT have information about screenings, events, or other details regarding the festival. Contact our team at or call 406-927-3456.


  • The Historic Babcock Theatre

  • Art House Cinema & Pub

  • Stapleton Gallery

  • Yellowstone Art Museum


  • The Historic Roman Theater