Bozeman Film Celebration is at the forefront in building bridges of understanding between diverse points of view and is in the vanguard in restoring media literacy among our youth. The vision behind BZN is to highlight movies that make a positive impact on audiences—stories that showcase the best of the human spirit while inviting a call to action. We champion films that educate and enrich while they entertain: documentaries, indies, comedies, features and shorts that make our cut must be intelligent and thought-provoking, inspire curiosity, and encourage community and global awareness. Above all, they should stimulate conversation—a lost art we’re determined to help restore.

The Fifth Annual Bozeman Film Celebration event, the BZN International Film Festival is January 27-28, 2023, and spotlights 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 their visions and voices.

Whether you’re a serious cinephile or simply appreciate a good movie, we’re sure you’ll treasure this adventure and mark BZN as an annual must-see on the festival circuit!


Nestled within six mountain ranges, Bozeman, Montana is a shining jewel in the beautiful Mountain West. Though rapidly growing, this iconic Western town is preserving its heritage while embracing progress and innovation. High tech firms are taking notice, while organic farmers are dedicated to nourishing the land as well as its inhabitants. Residents are committed to keeping Main Street unique and vibrant: It boasts independent bookstores, locally owned boutiques, numerous art galleries, wine bars, fine restaurants featuring farm-to-table fare, and two recently restored Art Deco Theatres. Known for its extraordinarily high percentage of writers, artists and musicians, this gem of a community provides the perfect ambiance for a fresh, inclusive and uplifting international film festival–and spring in Montana is a perfect time for a cinematic odyssey. 

Bozeman’s magnificent landscape offers visitors endless opportunity for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, biking, and fly fishing on the Gallatin or Yellowstone rivers (as depicted in A River Runs Through It!). Less than an hour away, Big Sky Resort offers ziplining, downhill mountain biking, golf, skeet shooting, and a scenic tram ride to the highest outlook in the state. And did we mention Yellowstone National Park? Entering via the hamlet of Gardiner, through the unparalleled beauty of Paradise Valley, could include a stop at renowned Sage Lodge or Chico Hot Springs. Attendees can also enjoy the Museum of the Rockies or the Children’s Museum of Bozeman. 

BZN offers attendees the opportunity to attend a film festival, while immersing themselves in the astounding grandeur of “the last best place,” where the glamour and glitter is just overhead.