Thompson Falls High School Students Create Film in One-Week Intensive Workshop

When MAPS Media Institute film instructor Dan Molloy worked with Thompson Falls High School students to create their film “Dragonfly” in a one-week intensive workshop, he knew the students were creating something uniquely powerful. The student filmmakers communicated a StephenKing-like internal drama which resonated on different levels—a teenager’s perspective on the global pandemic; the isolation caused by bullying; commentary on teen suicide.

Montana Arts Council, State of the Arts Newsletter, Summer 2020

Congrats to… The fledgling filmmakers from Helena and Harlem who received regional Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). During an online ceremony live-streamed from NATAS NW headquarters in Seattle on Saturday, June 6, officials announced that both “Looking Forward From Yesterday” (Short Form Non-Fiction) and “EAST” (Short Form Fiction) …

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REC 2017 National Rural Electric’s Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Every year, the Ravalli Electric Co-op sponsors one lucky Ravalli County high school student to attend the National Rural Electric’s Youth Tour to Washington D.C. During the trip, over one thousand students from every state visit monuments, memorials, and museums while meeting their state’s elected representatives and other student leaders.

Montana Afterschool

Montana’s after school programs are gems. This short film highlights some of these outstanding programs, and explains how after school programs enhance a student’s whole education, as well as nourishes entire communities. After school programs around Montana benefit from the federal 21st Century program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Keeping these funds coming …

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Special Olympics Montana Bitterroot Winter Games

Special Olympics Montana (SOMT) is a statewide, non-profit organization that provides year round sports training, athletic competition, and health related programming for individuals with intellectual disabilities. SOMT changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. 2017 marks …

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St. Mary’s Mission 175th Founder’s Day Anniversary

September 24, 2016 marked the 175th anniversary of the Jesuit missionaries’ arrival to the Bitterroot Valley. For many years, St. Mary’s Mission celebrates its founding with reenactments of the historical events which shaped the relationship between the Bitterroot Salish and the Jesuits. Their friendship has endured through many challenges, including the forced removal of the …

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Hamilton Farmer’s Market Co-op

According to the USDA, between 1994 and 2013, farmers markets across the country grew from 1,755 to 8,144. They are the cornerstone of community. Join us as we stroll through the Hamilton Farmer’s Market in Hamilton, MT, celebrating its 25th year. Meet farmers, artists, food vendors and appreciative customers!

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