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Recently Departed Actresses Have a Place in Montana Film History

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

This May, I said goodbye to two women who were both talented actresses and good friends of mine. I had the privilege of working with Margot Kidder and DeeDee VanZyl and have been reflecting on their careers and their roles in two Montana-made films: “The Hi-Line” and “Big Eden.”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Cannes Film Festival to Include Two Montana-Made Selections

HELENA, Mont. – Montana will be represented in France next week as the Cannes Film Festival opens with one film shot partly in Montana and another by a Montana filmmaker.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
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Montana Landscapes Provide a Sense of Place for High-Profile Releases in 2018

Kevin Costner stars in "Yellowstone"

Major film and digital media projects being released this year prove there’s nothing like the real thing for bringing Big Sky Country to the screen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival to Debut New Made in Montana Category

HELENA, Mont. – A new category of selections for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will highlight films made by Montana filmmakers, shot in Montana or otherwise inspired by the “Last Best Place.”

Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Two Montana-Made Films Selected for 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Two films with Montana ties have been selected by the Sundance Institute for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Wildlife” and “Dark Money” both stood out from thousands of submissions, each earning one of only 16 spots in their respective categories: U.S. Dramatic and U.S. Documentary.

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Montana-Filmed ‘Walking Out’ Hits the Road for Premiere Tour

Montana Film Festival Brings Feature Film to Theaters Across Montana

MONTANA – The Montana Film Office at the Department of Commerce is teaming up with the Montana Film Festival to bring the new feature film Walking Out to theaters across the state.

Friday, October 6, 2017
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Video Game Developer Chooses Montana for Setting of New Release

“Far Cry 5” to take place in fictional Montana town, filmed near Poplar

Church in Poplar, Montana featured in new Far Cry 5 video game

HELENA, Mont. – The latest release of a major video game series will be set in Montana and promoted with video shot near Poplar, bringing Big Sky Country to millions of consumers worldwide.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ Filmmakers Return to Montana for Screenings, Scouting

HELENA, Mont. – Filmmakers who shot “Buster’s Mal Heart” in the Kalispell area will return to Montana this weekend for screenings of the film and for scouting locations to shoot future projects.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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How Montana's Film Industry Helps Boost Main Street Economies

Filming movies, television shows and commercials in Montana elevates the awareness about our state and pumps outside dollars in to our stores, hotels, and to industry professionals. In fact, visitors who come to Montana because they saw or heard of Big Sky Country in films or TV spent $25 million in our communities last year.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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2 Montana Films Featured at South by Southwest

Ballad of Lefty Brown promotional image

Two made-in-Montana films will be shown this weekend at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Friday, March 10, 2017
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