About BFS

About Us 2017-12-16T02:03:32+00:00

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.
Andrew Nelson – Vice President. PhD Assist. Professor of Film History and Critical Studies at Montana State University, his research focuses on topics in American cinema, history and culture. A frequent guest in the first three seasons of the Fox News documentary series Legends & Lies, Dr. Nelson is also an accomplished writer and highly sought-after guest curator and lecturer in museums and film societies around the nation.
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
Marie Gary – Owner, Allstate Insurance. Bozeman native and lover of the mountains, MSU (especially the music department) and the BFS community
Christine Thompson – Film enthusiast.
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 2014-2017; BFS Board President 2010-2013; BFS BOD 2004-2009. Owner/founder, Beaucoup Custom Framing.