Submit your film
Narrative Short Film
Documentary Short Film
Animation Short Film
JR MINTs Short Film
The MINT Film Festival is proud to offer cash prizes and awards in 8 categories:
MINT Spirit Award
Indigenous Spirit Award
Best Made-In-Montana Film
Best Female Director
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Certificate of Achievements Presented To:
Best JR Filmmaker
Best First-Time Director
Best Music Film/Video
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Acting
Achievement in Editing
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
Earlybird deadline is April 2, 2019
Regular deadline is May 14, 2019
Late deadline is June 6, 2019
Extended deadline is June 25, 2019.
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
All films must either be in English or with English subtitles.
Filmmakers must have all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit.
All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2017 for consideration.
A Montana premiere is not required but it's preferred.
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
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.
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.