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

Christine ThompsonPresident. 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 PresidentFilm 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
James Van Ness –  Retired Executive – BSChE Univ ND, MBA Univ Conn, MSUAF student mentor, poet, hiker, skier & lover of great independent film
Marie Gary – Owner, Allstate Insurance, Bozeman native and lover of the mountains, MSU (especially the music department) and the BFS community
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 MillerHeather is the 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.
Justin Taylor-Smith –  Director of Happy Okay Films. Award-winning filmmaker and producer who’s been rooted in action and adventure sports, he is currently based in Bozeman and working on a variety of projects including a film titled “Omoiyari” which sets out to reimagine the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII through art and song with acclaimed artist Kishi Bashi.
Christopher C. Young – Advisor. 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.
Lisa McGrory – Executive Director 2014-2021; 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.