FESTIVAL

FILM

The Revenant, The Shining, A River Runs Through It, Jurrasic Park, Legends of the Fall, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Yellowstone, Lonesome Dove — hundreds of movies, documentaries and television shows have found backdrops among the jagged peaks, green valleys, crystal clear lakes, and windy grasslands of Montana. Filming here has never been a secret, but a new generation of filmmakers and studios are choosing to film in Montana thanks to highly favorable State tax incentives and grants through the Montana Film Office, and abundant film-friendly locations and resources.

The festival will feature a dynamic range of material while also creating an opportunity for Montana filmmakers to showcase their films in the same venues as filmmakers from around the world. We anticipate submissions from Independent and Studio Filmmakers,  Indigenous Filmmakers, Animators, Documentarians and Film Students.

FILM

The Revenant, The Shining, A River Runs Through It, Jurrasic Park, Legends of the Fall, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Yellowstone, Lonesome Dove — hundreds of movies, documentaries and television shows have found backdrops among the jagged peaks, green valleys, crystal clear lakes, and windy grasslands of Montana. Filming here has never been a secret, but a new generation of filmmakers and studios are choosing to film in Montana thanks to highly favorable State tax incentives and grants through the Montana Film Office, and abundant film-friendly locations and resources.

The festival will feature a dynamic range of material while also creating an opportunity for Montana filmmakers to showcase their films in the same venues as filmmakers from around the world. We anticipate submissions from Independent and Studio Filmmakers,  Indigenous Filmmakers, Animators, Documentarians and Film Students.

TECH

 

Winterland Tech Summit will bring together though leaders and visionaries in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Gaming, BioTech, Cyber Security, Block Chain, Quantum Computing, Earth Science, Green tech, and more, all participating in lectures and panel discussions about new scientific and technological innovations and the roles technology will play in our future both locally and internationally.

TECH

 Winterland Film / Tech Summit  will assemble leaders in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Machine Learning, BioTech, Cyber Security, Block Chain, Quantum Computing, Earth Science, Green tech, and more, all participating in lectures and panel discussions about new scientific and technological innovations and the roles technology will play in our future both locally and internationally.

  Sustainability

  •  The founders of Winterland place enormous value on conservation and environmental consciousness. Our vision is to produce a festival that is as sustainable as possible by deploying practices that reduce the impact of waste, mitigate carbon and greenhouse gases, and preserve our precious natural resources.  This ambition will be actionable through a variety of methods including the elimination of single-use plastics, recycling and upcycling when possible, creating a ride-share during the event by using electric vehicles to transport attendees to and from the airport as well as between venues. We will deploy bicycle taxis and a modern-day horse-drawn taxi service.  

 

We are partnering with  local food sources and other resource providers who use sustainable practices in their businesses. Any food or beverage overflow will be judiciously distributed to local food banks.

Our goal is to leave a light footprint on the earth as we join and support local organizations like Whitefish Legacy Partners, Climate Smart Glacier Country, The Citizens Climate Lobby and other citizens and lobbies who work as change agents to raise the bar of eco-literacy and sustainable practices in our communities. Additionally, we will be partnering with Proud Source Water to replace single-use plastic bottles with highly recyclable aluminum bottles as well as providing free water-refill stations throughout the festival locations. 

Labs//workshops

 

(W/F/T) will offer special workshops in Filmmaking, Technology, Videography, Photography, and more. Participants can enroll in roundtable classroom workshops with top Filmmakers, Actors, Technologist, Entrepreneurs and more to get hands-on, one-on-one training. Head into the mountains with the top photographers and videographers to learn about the creative and technical aspects of photographing nature and wildlife. Learn how to film the next big ski and snowboard films and how to prepare for backcountry expeditions. In the coming years, Winterland Film & Tech will offer more intensive Labs and Fellowships for filmmakers embarking on film projects by teaming them up with veteran filmmakers who will help them refine their storytelling and technical skills throughout their production. These films will then premiere at future W/F/T events.

NET//WORKING 

 

Social and educational events will bring together technonauts, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, scientists, adventurers and storytellers along with the general public to engage and collaborate in a variety of settings. We will arrange filmmaker lounges for work breaks, meetings and networking, as well as special events for festival pass holders, and special VIP events for premium pass holders, celebrities, studio and network executives. One of the locations for these networking events will be at the Firebrand Hotel, our sponsoring partner. Firebrand will also serve as the Base Camp of our festival, where filmmakers and attendees will check in to pick up passes, buy merch, dine, lounge and check in to the hotel. Another major opportunity for networking will be the Winterland Celebrity Ski Event. More details to come.

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