Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
Polson, Montana – February 24-26, 2023 • Encore screenings Feb. 26-Mar. 2, 2023
The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) is home to breathtaking vistas of a clear blue lake at the base of majestic Mission Mountains. Beyond the great location, FLIC has become a Destination Film Festival for filmmakers from across the country and globe.
Starting the last weekend of February, 2023, FLIC will be celebrating its 11th year of presenting a broad slate of domestic and international films. Whether you’re a filmmaker or a film lover, make plans to enter or attend this exciting winter event in picturesque Polson, Montana.
Filmmakers share what makes FLIC a destination film festival:
The FLIC festival is an incredibly special experience. We can’t say enough about how welcoming the people of Polson are to filmmakers. It was a true community experience. David and Jessica are stellar festival organizers and passionate about bringing people together for well curated films. After 25 plus festivals over 18 months, FLIC stands out as our best overall experience. We greatly appreciate the festival, the Kings and community of Polson.
We LOVED attending and having our film screen at FLIC 2022! Jessica and David are awesome festival organizers and really great people. The location (Polson, Montana) was a dream and we will definitely try and come back. Met some lovely filmmakers and the local Polson community audience was so receptive and engaged with our film and our Q&A.
We really enjoyed FLIC even with all the COVID restrictions. But the Kings kept us safe and we had an opportunity to network with great filmmakers and even distributors. Comms were great! Theatre was brand new. Great having our world premiere close to home and on the big screen.
Thank you, FLIC, Jessica, and David! Working with you was such a pleasure, every interaction was kind and professional. The entire process of submitting and screening our film was so smooth, I couldn’t recommend this festival enough. We look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future, and to easier/safer travel and healthier times! Best, -The crew of Xylem, the Heart of the Tree ”
Thank you very much for selecting our documentary, it was wonderful being part of such amazing Film Festival. I highly recommend all filmmakers to apply, and I look forward to participate soon again. I want to add a quote here from David Mirisch, whose life was portrayed in our documentary: “I was honored to attend in person the first screening of the documentary on my life at the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest in Polson, Montana. Thanks to David and Jessica King for bringing it for the very first time to the ‘big screen. Everyone in the audience seemed to enjoy it and at the end we got a standing ovation.”
Such an amazing festival! The team did a great job with ensuring COVID precautions were taken and I’m honestly just so grateful there was an in person festival. Getting to see great movies in a theater and meet other filmmakers and community members was wonderful! Thank you David and Jessica for putting this all together!
FLIC was a really wonderful experience. It’s a smaller festival with a real sense of warmth, enthusiasm and community. David and Jessica, the co-founders of the festival, were great communicators and incredibly hospitable. I had great conversations with other filmmakers, and the scenery can’t be beat. Looking forward to returning!
FLIC was an amazing expereince. The festival had a wonderful program with amazing films, they took care of us, the audience was engaged and attentive and our screening had a full house. Jessica and David, who are in charge of the festival are fellow filmmakers , and they really make this a heartfelt filmmakers festival.
A filmmaker’s film festival! Jessica and David are the most wonderful hosts who treat filmmakers and their films with great care and respect. Well organized from beginning to end. The setting is gorgeous and because the festival is relatively small, it gave us a chance to meet and network with many other filmmakers and audience members. I highly recommend for anyone who is selected to attend. 5 stars.
Loved this festival ! Had such an amazing time networking with other filmmakers & watching great films… David & Jessica put on a world class show!