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The Big Sky Film Grant Program builds and supports partnerships with filmmakers and production companies with the intention to create Montana film industry jobs. The Program serves as an advocate for Montana filmmakers, crew, and service industries. To qualify, a production must shoot at least 50% of principal photography in Montana.

SHORT-FORM CONTENT: Awarded to filmmakers who create short-form content. Examples include short narrative, pilots, documentary, animation, webisodes, and Montana-centric stories. Must be produced, created, and/or filmed at least 50% in Montana. Possible award amount is $1,000 to $50K per project.

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:

Stacey Zyliak, Incentive & Grant Specialist




Montana Film Office Main Line



We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.