Production Intensive Students Invited to Montana Film Festival


Students at the October Montana Production Intensive will receive an All-Access VIP Pass to the Montana Film Festival. The Montana Film Festival kicks off Thursday, October 1, featuring new independent films, Montana premieres, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and great evening parties—and production intensive students are invited to all of it. Register here for the intensive.

The inaugural festival will welcome guest writers, directors, actors, and industry professionals to experience Montana’s hospitality and breathtaking locations, and to connect them with the local talent they will need to start making movies here. As All-Access Passholders, students at the production intensive will get to meet all of these professionals in person, including director Andrew Bujalski, one of the most influential indie filmmakers in the industry, and actor Mya Taylor, one of the stars of the festival juggernaut Tangerine. Select filmmakers will be presenting exclusively to production intensive students during Saturday’s session at The Roxy.

Other highlights of the festival include four made-in-Montana movie premieres, a lineup of current festival hits, and a Montana film retrospective—featuring classics by Michael Cimino and Arthur Penn—that draws attention to the state’s past, present and future cinematic glory. Special events will spark conversation, introduce students to filmmakers and expose the creative workings of the craft. Register today for a fantastic opportunity to learn, network, and found a new generation of Montana film.

See the full roundup of films and VIP event schedule here.

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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