Don’t let your film students miss the chance at winning $20,000 in equipment rental and production services — the kind of quality help they need to get their picture made. Aspiring filmmakers simply submit a three-minute movie pitch at — it can be a trailer, scene test or a person pitching from his or her couch. Be creative. Explain your story. But don’t forget to include why Montana is the ideal location for the movie.

Remember, our panel of Hollywood judges will review all finalists! Entering is great exposure.

Find full details on prize package, rules and judges at

Note: Student submissions made with funding from a university or other institution are welcome, but if the school or institution holds the rights to the project, students will need permission for entry. Group submissions (pitches submitted with more than one filmmaker) are likewise welcome, though each individual filmmaker must give permission for entry.

For questions or additional information, feel free to contact Lori Warden or Suzanne Elfstrom at the information below.

Thank you, Lori Warden on behalf of the Montana Film Office