SPARK! Paxson First Grade World Premiere


The pinnacle moment of an eight week SPARK! filmmaking residency program at Paxon School came Thursday, March 17th during the World Premiere of Mrs. Roos’ Class: The Movie. Roxy Film Academy instructor Aaron Roos welcomed excited Paxson parents, 1st Grade students, and faculty. Fresh organic popcorn and juice boxes were had by all.

Filmgoers were enamored by the film, which featured students acting in skits which grew out of their Community Curriculum. It’s all about the people and family that make our world a community. As the credits rolled at the end of the film, the soundtrack that played the kids music class performance of “We’re Growing Up, Waaaay up!” An adorable final moment of this event came when the film cut, but  the mini-audience members continued to sing the next lines of the soundtrack at the very top of their lungs.

Mrs. Johnstone’s first grade class is in their seventh week of the SPARK! filmmaking residency program at Paxson Elementary. Their film will premiere at the Roxy on Friday May, 6th.







Summer Camp 2015

The Montana Film Academy’s summer filmmaking camp is a fun and memorable summer program at The Roxy Theater.

During this week-long camp, students will learn the principles of filmmaking from start to finish and produce a film. We’ll start with exploring how to build a story, train on camera and sound, get out shooting and bring it back to the editing room. Students will learn new skills, collaborate and explore putting their visions onto film.

Monday June 22-26th, 2015  @ 9 am – 5 pm at The Roxy Theater

Ages 10-16 recommended.

For questions and more information contact us!

Winter Classes Starting Soon!

Learn filmmaking in a fun, safe environment, from local and regional filmmakers. Don’t delay; secure your place…class sizes are limited.
Courses take place in the Roxy Theater, and locations within Missoula. Beginners are encouraged and welcome: No filmmaking experience needed for all classes!

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Student Courses

Best suited for: 14-18 year olds
$225 Each Course Session ($200 Introductory Price for first time MFA Students)
Tuesdays (High School), 4:00pm – 5:15pm

  • Course Block 1: YouTube Short Films:                                   Week of Feb 3rd-Week of March 10th

YouTube Short Films

This class is designed to teach students how to make short films with professional equipment and style.  In this course, we will explain how to create a “film page” online and how to make films to upload onto it.  This will include professional film techniques including shots, lighting, editing and content.   Students will have access to professional instructors and equipment including: HD cameras, GoPros, second system audio, and professional editing programs.

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