The Big Sky Pitch is an exceptional opportunity for filmmaking teams to "pitch" their documentary work-in-progress to a panel of the top commissioning editors and funders for documentary film. All documentary forms and all subjects are eligible to submit. The session will be held Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at the UC Theater in Missoula, Montana with a live audience of filmmakers, industry representatives, and students. Commissioning editors will have the opportunity to critique and comment on each pitch. A maximum of 10 projects will be accepted to pitch in this session. Selected projects will have 20 minutes to pitch their project and show a sample, if available, for the panel. This is an engaging and entertaining experience for filmmakers and non-filmmakers alike.

Big Sky Pitch panelists 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.

This year the Big Sky Pitch panel will include representatives from ESPN Films, Film Independent, ITVS, Tribeca Film Institute and New York Times Video.

The event takes place at the Univeristy of Montana's UC Theater.

Map to the UC Theater

Campus Parking Map

2017 Pitch Submissions are closed. 

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