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News from the Bigfork Independent Film Festival

BIGFORK — Hollywood has been making movies in Montana since at least 1930. With our quaint towns and breathtaking scenery, it’s no surprise that big Hollywood films continue to be made in Montana to this day. What you may not know is that many smaller Montana filmmakers have also been making movies here, most of which you will never see at your local theater.

Fortunately, there is now a way to see some of the best films our independent filmmakers have to offer. The Bigfork Independent Film Festival, or BIFF for short, was started three years ago to provide an opportunity for Montana filmmakers to show and talk about their work in front of an audience. Once a year BIFF gathers films from all around the state, judges them and then presents the best in the comfort and convenience of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts.

Starting Friday, April 5, and running through Sunday, April 7, a wide variety of films are being offered to the public. All of these films were either made in Montana or were made by a Montana filmmaker. The films are divided into 2-3-hour film blocks, and each block contains student films, shorts, documentaries, and a feature. Over 25 films will be screened. Three

free workshops will also be presented on the mornings of April 5-7. 

Here is your chance to see some amazing films made by local filmmakers. The cost of a block is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and kids. “All Day” and “VIP All Access Passes” are also available. You can find out about the films, workshops and purchase tickets, by going to: http://bigforkfilmfestival.com.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see what Montana filmmakers have been working on, and to be amazed at their craft.

 

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