Since 1978, we’ve rallied behind the idea that independent film quickly disperses new ideas, fresh perspectives, culture and art wherever it’s shown and shared. A 501(c)3 non-profit, Bozeman Film Festival, Inc. dba Bozeman Film Society, is deeply grateful for the support we’ve received over the decades, and exhilarated to continue expanding in the future.

Bill Neff, creator and voice of Keep ‘Em Flickering!

Christine Thompson– President

BA in Psychology, Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Studied Modern Dance at SUNY Purchase. Originally from New York and was fortunate to grow up surrounded by the Arts in NYC. Loves music, art, dance, Broadway, and of course film. Previously a DJ at KGLT, she currently works at the Emerson Center for the Arts at Tripp Studio.

Kristin Wimberg – Vice President. 

Film Producer/Editor; Kristin is a story editor with a passion for sorting out documentary puzzles. For over 20 years she has edited natural history, adventure and human interest films for Discovery, National Geographic, and various NGOs.

Elin Hert –  Secretary.

Off the Beaten Path Editor-in-Chief – Intellectual Property. A BFS fan for 30 of its 40 year history, with fond memories of live Keep ‘em Flickering intros at MSU’s Linfield Hall and waiting in long lines with friends at the Rialto

Lisa McGrory  Executive Director 2014-2022

BFS Board President 2006-2013; BFS BOD 2002-2005. Owner/founder, Beaucoup Custom Framing, established in 1996 in the Emerson Art Center. A military brat, she traveled the world with her family, settling in Montana in 1978, where she graduated from Bozeman High School in 1980. B.A. Theater Arts, MSU 1985.

Cat Dale

Cat Dale is an independent filmmaker and film professor at Montana State University. Her recent work includes her award-winning scripts, MOUNT PLEASANT (winner of the ScreenCraft Pilot Launch, Featured Script on The Black List, and second-round for the Sundance Episodic Lab), and co-written script BEASTS UNDISCOVERED (Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist & is being made with the Jim Henson Creature Shop & Myriad Pictures). Her two award-winning short films (RUBBER & GLUE and WILDCAT) have screened both nationally and internationally.

Sue Higgins 

A water planner and science educator who has long appreciated the art of storytelling when it comes to technical topics. Sue looks forward to viewing great films with you that take us to new ideas and far-off places.

Lori Lawson

MSU Faculty Lecturer Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship and College of Letters & Science, Liberal Studies Program. Instructor, Semester at Sea.

Heather Miller

Owner of Dot2Dot Design. When not designing, she loves to dabble in landscape painting and teaches skiing at Bridger Bowl. She has been watching BFS films since they were playing in the old RialtoTheater and is thrilled to now be a part of BFS, sharing her love of the movies with the community, young and old.

Barbara Prescott

Barbara is an attorney at Silverman Law Office in Bozeman, Montana where she practices civil law. When not working, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Montana and exploring the natural beauty of Montana and Wyoming hiking, fishing and cycling, camping in her vintage Shasta trailer.

James Van Ness 

Retired Executive . BSChE Univ ND, MBA Univ Conn, MSUAF student mentor, poet, hiker, skier & lover of great independent film