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The Big Sky Film Grant (BSFG) Program builds and supports partnerships with filmmakers and production companies with the intention to create Montana film industry jobs. The grant program enhances the marketing efforts of Montana’s tourism regions and advocates for the state’s people, history, and overall quality of life.

RESIDENT FILMMAKER GRANT: Awarded to a feature-length project that is produced by a Montana resident filmmaker that has a validated credit as a Producer, Director, or primary Director of Photography. Must shoot at least 50% of principal photography in Montana. Possible award amount is $1,000 to $100K per project.


If applying to the Resident Filmmaker category, you will be asked to prove your Montana residency by uploading a copy of your Montana driver's license, Montana-issued ID Card, Montana Tribal ID card, voter registration card, or proof that your production company is physically Montana-based.

To apply to this category, click "Create Your Account" below - or if you have a Submittable account, click "Sign In."

In this application, you will be asked to provide a project description, budget information, detail on Montana expenditures, marketing considerations, and more. You can save your progress at any time and come back to complete your application if you find you need to gather certain documents, etc.

Please read the BSFG Instructions & Guidelines document HERE.

At the bottom of the application, please read the terms of use and check the box if you agree to continue. Click the "Apply" button to complete and submit your application. The Montana Film Office will receive notification that your application has been submitted, and we will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in filming in Montana and the Big Sky Film Grant Program.

Questions about the application and review process? Contact the Media Incentive & Grant Specialist, Stacey Zyliak, at szyliak@mt.gov or 406.841.2883.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.