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Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 

Documentary Film Festival in Missoula.

About

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival celebrates the art of non-fiction filmmaking and promotes media literacy by establishing a forum for documentary in the American West. 

Over 100 films screen to enthusiastic audiences over ten days. The event also includes several filmmaking and technology panels, VIP parties and receptions, and awards celebrations.

Program

  • Documentary Films & Videos (Features, Shorts, MINI);
  • International Documentary Pitch Session.

Awards

  • Best Feature Documentary; 
  • Big Sky Award. Given to one film or video about the American West;
  • Best Short Documentary. Given to one film or video between 15 and 49 minutes in length; 
  • Best MINI. Given to one film or video under 15 minutes in length. 

Rules

  • Rough cuts are accepted for entry at the final deadline only. If you submit a rough cut, we cannot guarantee that the programmers will be able to review an updated cut at a later date.
  • Submit via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway platforms.
  • The festival will cover return shipping of the master cassette or film reel(s) of entries selected for screening.
  • Accepted films must not have been shown in anywhere in Montana prior to the festival.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Doug Hawes-Davis (Festival Programmer);

Documents

Place

United States
Missoula

Official website

bigskyfilmfest.org

Contacts

Address:

113 W. Front Street, Suite 105
Missoula, Montana 59802
United States

Phone: 406-541-3456

Email: 
programming@bigskyfilmfest.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 14, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    September 03, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    October 08, 2018
  • Notifications
    January 05, 2019
  • Event dates
    15 — 24 February 2019
Categories & Fees

Documentary under 15 min.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $40

Documentary (15−39 mins.).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50

Documentary. 40 mins. and over

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
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