2019 Film Festival Dates will be announced soon!

The BZN International Film Festival will spotlight women filmmakers, directors, actors and producers who understand that film is a powerful medium to convey their dreams and passions—and who are ready to take the helm, pioneering projects to change current statistics and elevate women’s visions and voices. BZN offers a platform for independent filmmaking and creative expression, and supports emerging and established voices.

BZN will screen shorts and features, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations and silent films. Submissions for BZN 2019 must be directed, co-directed, written, co-written OR centered on a female experience.

Would you like your film to be considered for BZN 2019?

September 1, 2018 – October 15, 2018

$50/feature | $35/short

October 16, 2018 – December 31, 2018

$60/feature | $45/short

January 1, 2019 – February 15, 2019

$65/feature | $50/short

We look forward to seeing your film.

Rules & Terms

Films to be considered will be:

  • Narrative Features – drama or comedy based on original or adapted fiction screenplays with a run time of 40 – 120 minutes.
  • Documentary Features – with run time of 40 – 120 minutes to qualify.
  • Animation submissions – with run time of 40 – 120 minutes in length.
  • Narrative, Documentary, Animation or Experimental Shorts – 3 – 39 minutes in length

Filmmaker must have all necessary legal authority and rights required to submit this film to the BZN. If a feature film is accepted, we encourage a female member of the film team (director, producer, talent, etc) t0 attend the festival to represent the film during the audience Q&A and participate in the festival experience. BZN is not a “premiere” festival, meaning that your film does not have to be a premiere to be accepted. Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.


All submissions will be received through Withoutabox and FilmFreeway.


Questions regarding submissions to BZN may be directed to: info@BozemanFilmCelebration.com