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2021 Film Lineup Announced

Join us September 9-12 in beautiful Bozeman, Montana for the fourth annual BZN International Film Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS

Events are open to All-Access and day-pass holders. View all the 2021 Special Events Here >>

OPENING NIGHT GALA | Hosted by comedian Bassem Youssef

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 | 5:00 PM 

BZN 2021 kicks off with a a cocktail party emceed by world-renowned comedian Bassem Youssef, and the official unveiling of the BZN Film Fund! This fund will sponsor up-and-coming filmmakers with student, production, and career grants.

The gala will be followed by the Montana-premiere of THE SOUND OF US.

YOUTH V. GOV FILM + FUNDRAISER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 1:30 PM 

A story of global importance that has already inspired numerous legal actions around the world, YOUTH v. GOV is the story of America’s youngest citizens taking on the world’s most powerful government.

Join us for a reception in the Emerson Ballroom after the film to raise funds for the Youth Impact Campaign.

5 Point Adventure Films

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 | 1:30 PM 

Join us on the Emerson Lawn for a a series of curated adventure short films from the 5Point Film Festival! 5Point’s films aim to present stories of adventure that have the power to ignite positive change in our communities and our world.

This film block is part of the first-ever BZN 2021 Adventure Day, featuring a full-day of adventure films, food trucks and good vibes.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM + PARTY | THE FIRST STEP

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 | 7:00 PM 

BZN 2021 wraps with the Montana-premiere of THE FIRST STEPan award-winning documentary feature. The film tells the story of Van Jones as he attempts to pass a landmark criminal justice bill — and finds himself under fire from all sides.

Join us for a live Q&A after the film with Director Brandon Kramer and Reform Activist Louis Reed. Cocktail party to follow!

We invite you to the Fourth Annual BZN International Film Festival from September 9 – 12, 2021, celebrating independent filmmaking and creative expression from both emerging and established voices.

The BZN International Film Festival is proud to showcase films educating, encouraging and inspiring audiences to get involved and take action to protect our planet, as well as a rich slate of interviews and exclusive BZN-created content.

This year, BZN will screen films both in person at venues in Downtown Bozeman, as well as 60+ offerings on our brand new BZN App. Stay tuned for more information, including the official film line-up and how to access the BZN app.

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2020 FILMS

Presenting the lineup of films for the 2020 BZN International Film Festival, August 27-30 in beautiful Bozeman, Montana + virtually from August 27-September 5.

2019 FILMS

Presenting the lineup of films from the 2019 BZN International Film Festival, last June 6-9 in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.

2018 FILMS

Explore all 2018 BZN International Film Festival had to offer at our inaugural event on June 7-10, 2018.

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