2nd Annual

Montana International Film Festival

September 19, 2019 to September 23, 2019

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
111 North 30th St Suite 223
Billings MT 59101
USA
info@mintfilmfestival.org
https://www.mintfilmfestival.org

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Narrative Film
Feature films must be longer than 45 minutes to qualify for this category.
Feature Documentary Film
Feature Documentary Films must be longer than 45 minutes to qualify for this category.
Short Narrative Film
Short films must be shorter than 45 minutes to qualify for this category.
Short Documentary Film
Short documentary films must be shorter than 45 minutes to qualify.
Female Director
The MINT Film Festival desires to encourage and promote more women in film. To qualify for this category, your film must have been directed by a female.
Animated Feature Film
Your animated feature film must be longer than 45 minutes to qualify.
Animated Short Film
Short animated films must be shorter than 45 minutes to qualify for this category.
Music Video
Submit your music video or music film.
TV/Web Pilot
Submit your TV episode or webisode!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Our mission is to connect people through film from around the world. We accomplish this by focusing on the following:

-Currate a film program that showcases films pushing creative, technical, or social boundries.
-Connect filmmakers with distributors.
-Offer prizes, grants, and funding for filmmakers to create new films.
-Build an engaged film community where conversation and ideas come to life.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

ABOUT MINT
The Montana International Film Festival (MINT) is an annual festival located in Montana's largest city, Billings. We love films that are thoughtfully controversial, pushing technical or creative boundaries, and truth & beauty searching.

MINT is a 5-day festival in Billings Montana.

Films are screened in multiple venues, including the beautiful, historic Babcock Theater seating 750 audience members.

MORE THAN A FILM FESTIVAL
We believe there is a need for education, networking, collaboration, and synergy among filmmakers, film enthusiasts, film students, and working professionals. MINT is proud to offer film workshops, discussion panels, and networking sessions during the festival week.

ORGANIZERS

Brian Murnion (Festival Director); Brian Murnion (Festival Director); Brian Murnion (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

GENERAL RULES

Submission Format & Technical Requirements
1. Submitted Films must be in English or have English subtitles.
2. Submitted Films must have the required festival licensing rights for music use.

Submission Eligibility
All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2017, for consideration.

Premiere Status
A Montana premiere is not required but is 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
The Montana International Film Festival can screen BluRay, DVD, Digital Files (.mov, H264, H265, .mp4, ProRes). If submitting 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.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GENERAL RULES

Submission Format & Technical Requirements
1. Submitted Films must be in English or have English subtitles.
2. Submitted Films must have the required festival licensing rights for music use.

Submission Eligibility
All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2017, for consideration.

Premiere Status
A Montana premiere is not required but is 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
The Montana International Film Festival can screen BluRay, DVD, Digital Files (.mov, H264, H265, .mp4, ProRes). If submitting 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.