Montana International Film Festival | Billings, MT Sept 14-16

Submit your film

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Submissions are closed.

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Submission Categories

  • Female Director
  • Narrative Feature
  • Documentary Feature
  • Animation Feature
  • Narrative Short Film
  • Documentary Short Film
  •  Animation Short Film
  • Horror/Thriller Short Film
  • Webisode/TV Pilot
  • Student Feature Film
  • Student Short Film
  • JR MINTs Short Film
 

WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT TO MINT

Our venues include 75 to 750-seat theaters, as well as pop-up locations within the community. 

All too often great films by hard-working filmmakers go unseen, and we want to change that outcome! We know how hard it is to make a film. We know how much you’ve likely sacrificed to bring your film to life, and we want to assure you that the selection process at the Montana International Film Festival is a true meritocracy. All films submitted will be viewed in their entirety by knowledgeable programmers, not by inexperienced volunteers who may only watch a minute of your film and move on to the next. In an ever-growing sea of film content, we understand that the role of the curator is more vital than ever and we take this role seriously. We’re a world-class festival that gives up-and-coming directors a platform and an audience to show their work.

Billings is a growing and vibrant city located along the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana. Voted by Outside magazine as the #1 Best Town of 2016, the city has an abundant, energetic and passionate audience of film and art lovers who are ready to see your film and ready to share their community with you.

RULES & Conditions

Submission Deadline

  • Early deadline is March 9, 2018.
  • The regular deadline is June 9th, 2018.
  • The extended deadline is July 6th, 2018.

Film Length

  • All Feature length films with a run time of 45 – 120 min.
  • All Short films with a run time of  1 – 35 min.
  • Webisodes/TV Pilots with a run time of 5 - 40 min

Submission Format & Technical Requirements

  • Submissions must be made through FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.
  • All films must either be in English or with English subtitles.
  • Filmmakers must have all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit.

Submission Eligibility

All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2015 for consideration.

Premiere Status

A Montana premiere is not required but it's preferred.

Selecting Films

Film submissions are reviewed and considered under the following criteria:

  • Quality of narrative (or documentary subject matter)
  • The emotional depth of characters
  • Ability to push creative, technical, or social boundaries

Screenings

MINT can screen BluRay, DVD, Digital Files (.mov, H264, .mp4, ProRes). If providing physical media, please indicate if your film is PAL or NTSC. We do not support 35mm or 16mm formats.

Liability

Our venue partners include 75-750 seat theaters and pop-up screening rooms. We are working closely with all venues to ensure the best quality projection and sound is available. Failure of technical equipment, while rare, can happen, and we, along with our venues and partners will not be held liable. Submission fees will not be refunded in any such case.