About BFS

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The Bozeman Film Society brings our community together by screening powerful independent films in the core of downtown.

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!

Board of Directors

Christopher C. Young – President. Young Law Office PLLC. A fourth generation Montanan, Chris spent 28 years in the in the midwest and on the east coast, including 14 years in Philadelphia, where he developed an affinity for the arts. He returned to Montana in 2014 and enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing and outdoor photography when he is not practicing law.
Christine ThompsonVice 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.
James Van Ness – Treasurer. Retired Executive – BSChE Univ ND, MBA Univ Conn, MSUAF student mentor, poet, hiker, skier & lover of great independent film.
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.
Corinne Garcia –  Big Sky Journal Editor-in-chief, managing editor of Western Art & Architecture, and a freelance writer for other publications, she is a lover of independent film and has been going to BFS movies for the past 20 years.
Marie Gary – Owner, Allstate Insurance. Bozeman native and lover of the mountains, MSU (especially the music department) and the BFS community.
Danielle Daley –MSU Student, Senior Associate – MSU Leadership Institute, Intern – Montana Racial Equity Project.
LaTrelle Scherffius – Instructor of Spanish and PhD Student of History of US West, Borderlands and Photography, MSU.
Lori Lawson – MSU Faculty Lecturer – Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship and College of Letters & Science, Liberal Studies Program.
Bill Neff – Emeritus Board Member, MSU School of Film and Photography Professor. Creator and voice of “Keep ‘Em Flickering!”
Lisa McGrory – Executive Director 2014-2018; BFS Board President 2006-2013; BFS BOD 2003-2005. Owner/founder, Beaucoup Custom Framing, established in 1996 in the Emerson Art Center. A military brat, she traveled the world with her family, ending up in Montana in 1978, where she graduated from Bozeman High School in 1980. Received   B.A. Theater Arts, MSU 1985.