Bozeman Film Celebration Announces Official Call for Submissions for BZN International Film Festival

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For immediate release: 12/4/2017
Press Contact: Phoebe Lewis, Press Coordinator
phoebe@bozemanfilmcelebration.com | 202–957-2553

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BOZEMAN, MONTANA… The Bozeman Film Celebration has announced an official call for entries for its inaugural international festival, BZN, slated for June 7-10, 2018. Submission guidelines and dates are outlined below.

BZN believes that film can effectively challenge racial, sexual and gender-based power structures, and can help pave the way for real change. In the spirit of creating gender parity in the film industry, BZN will offer a Spotlight on Women for its inaugural Festival, and through films and events will celebrate the advancements—and explore the challenges—of womanhood, both in film and beyond.

BZN expects to screen over 70 films (shorts and features), and will host events in venues throughout downtown Bozeman, including The Ellen Theatre, the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, the Willson Auditorium and the highly anticipated, renovated Rialto. We are pleased to announce that Montana State University has joined as a Leading Sponsor and will host additional screenings at Reynolds Recital Hall, the Procrastinator and Cheever Halls, and at other campus buildings.

“It is a pleasure to collaborate with the many diverse companies and organizations in the Bozeman community as we work towards building the inaugural BZN,” said Managing Director Beth Ann Kennedy. “Our team is dedicated to the BZN mission and committed to creating an event that is sustainable, fosters good will and embraces all those who wish to participate.”

“Bozeman, with its stunning landscape and thriving local culture, offers the ideal location for the upcoming festival,” said Montana Governor Steve Bullock in an official letter recognizing BZN. “I commend the efforts of the Bozeman Film Celebration and the community of Bozeman to bring BZN to fruition. I encourage all who are involved in the art of film to submit a project, and all who love film to attend.”

While BZN is an international festival, the Festival welcomes statewide submissions to bring a local flair to the event. Filmmakers are encouraged to visit the BZN FilmFreeway and Withoutabox listings, linked below.

Regular Window: Dec 1- March 1
Late Window: March 1 – 16

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/WomenBIFF
Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festview=1&festival_id=16646
BZN website: https://bozemanfilmcelebration.com/

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