DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Explore all BZN International Film Festival has to offer at its inaugural event this June 7-10. These Documentary Shorts celebrate women in film, promote environmental subjects and embody the BZN spirit to ignite passion and encourage activism. Check out our more than 55 films from around the world and plan your BZN experience!

A Different Script

Twenty-year-old Chris Lopes is finally on the pathway to his dream of becoming a professional actor, but as a young man with Down syndrome, he is still struggling to achieve independence in his personal life.

Consexual

“Consexual” is about rape culture and how it affects everyone in our society. The film is focused specifically on the MSU campus and the surrounding community.

I Am Ocean: Pua Case

Hawaiian cultural leader, activist, and storyteller, Pua Case explores the spiritual currents that run from the summit of Mauna Kea to the depths of the Pacific and how her life has been shaped by each ebb and flow.

I Am Rebecca

I Am Rebecca examines the existence and welfare of the American Dream through the life and struggles of a Rebecca Mabior, a mother, a nurse, and a refugee, now living in the Midwest of America.

Inland Island

A woman follows in the footsteps of a female guide and with each crunching step into the wild snow white mountain, intriguing tales proverbs and signs, glistening memories are revealed.

Montana Vets, Montana Waters

The MT Vets, MT Waters organization took 24 Veterans on an all inclusive fly fishing trip on Montana's Big Hole River with The Complete Fly Fisher lodge. We documented the event and created this piece for them to use for raising awareness for local Veterans.

Painting the Wild

Filmmaker Rod Bradley traces Jacqueline Rieder Hud's life-in-art story, her deep connection with animals, and her unique creative process in this documentary film.

Red Ants Pants

Sarah Calhoun started the workwear for women apparel company Red Ants Pants in an old saddle shop on main street in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Red Ants Pants and Sarah's impact has has now grown into a huge annual music festival as well as a foundation supporting leadership roles for women.

Return to Rainy Mountain

Based on the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author, N. Scott Momaday, and seen through the lens of filmmaker daughter, Jill Momaday, they retrace the route of his bestselling book, The Way to Rainy Mountain.

Three Red Sweaters

As visual media becomes ever more ubiquitous, do we need our memories? Are our smart phones a barrier between us and experience? I examine these questions with the help of my grandfather’s footage and memories as he nears the end of his life.

We The Conquerors

We The Conquerors highlights some of the discouragement and adversity that women experience in Bozeman, while examining how these examples reflect a national experience of womanhood. The film focuses on how to overcome these obstacles and support each other as women.

Youth v Gov

In a groundbreaking civil rights lawsuit, 21 American youth take the US government and the fossil fuel industry to court for creating a climate emergency that threatens the future of the youngest generations.