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Each year, BSDFF holds DocShop, a 5-day conference for filmmakers and professionals, to discuss the art and impact of filmmaking. For all media makers and enthusiasts, DocShop tackles the filmmaking process through panels, workshops, pitches, screenings and presentations – invaluable continuing education for the veteran and emerging filmmaker. 

DocShop’s participants have included: HBO Documentary Films, Participant Media, BBC Storyville, CNN Films, ITVS, POV, PBS, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Doc Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Fledgling Fund and Catapult Film Fund.



FREE TO PASSHOLDERS & STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITY of MONTANA and MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY. Individual events are $10/each. DOCSHOP PASS includes the conference, a 5-punch film pass and special VIP events.


Please provide contact information below if you would like to be added to our interest list and receive information about the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s DocShop, February 22-26, 2016. DocShop’s full schedule, including registration information, will be available in early November.

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Thank you to our DocShop sponsors:

University of Montana, UM School of Journalism, UMEM: School of Entertainment Management, UM School of Environmental Studies, UM College of Humanities and Science, UM Dept. of English and Film Studies, Sean O'Brien, Professor, Dept of Film Studies, Montana State University: School of Film & Photography, The Merlin Foundation, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center and The Soft Landing Initiative