Bozeman, Montana will be the site of a community film event on Friday, May 25, 2018. Event guests will enjoy a preview of films to be featured at the upcoming BZN International Film Festival and an art display by local photographer Louise Johns. Beth Ann, artistic manager of the BZN International Film Festival, will share remarks.
Films to be previewed include Awakening in Taos, I Am Ocean: Pua Case, and Living in The Future’s Past. The event will also feature a silent auction of two VIP Hyalite Peak Passes for the BZN International Film Festival—valued at $140 each and donated by BZN—with proceeds benefiting Yellowstone Forever. In addition, photographer Louise Johns will donate 10% of her proceeds from sales that evening to Yellowstone Forever.
The inaugural Bozeman film celebration event, BZN International Film Festival, will take place June 7-10, 2018. The festival spotlights women filmmakers, directors, writers, actors, and producers who are pioneering projects to change current statistics and elevate women’s visions and voices. BZN will screen shorts and features from both emerging and established filmmakers, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations, and silent films.
Louise Johns is a freelance photographer and a National Geographic Young Explorer living in Bozeman. Her current work concentrates on the relationship between people and wilderness in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism, Johns won two Hearst Awards for multimedia, and a Society of Professional Journalists Award for her photo essay “Ranching in the American West.” In 2016 she was named one of National Geographic’s “20 under 30 Explorers: The Next Generation of National Park Leaders.”
The event is on Friday, May 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Old Main Gallery & Framing, 129 East Main Street in Bozeman. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call 406.586.6303.