The first annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) kicks off tonight at Babcock Theater with the Montana premiere of "The Children Act" starring Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson.


The three-day festival in downtown Billings features international and 'Made In Montana' short films, experimental & music films and will include panel discussions and parties throughout the weekend.   Screenings and discussions will take place at 2905 Montana Avenue, Art House Cinema and Babcock Theater.

Over 60 filmmakers, representing more than 40 countries, will screen over 50 films and compete for $15,000 in prizes and awards.

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