By Emily Stifler Managing Editor
It began as a grassroots Bozeman film festival, then hit the road, touring the West. Now, it’s going viral.
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“It’s an online winter mountain film festival,” said Brad Van Wert, one of four founders. “You can come to our website and see stuff you can’t anywhere else. No one else is really doing that.”
The crew will again visit select ski towns, showing trailers and short films, and of course, throwing parties. Don’t miss the academy awards-style finale in Bozeman this March.