“Big Sky is one of the only film festivals offering an educational component to their program, and it has been one of the highlights of my entire journey”
                                                           - Robin Hamilton, Director THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (Big Sky 2016)


Each year, BSDFF screens films in schools around the state. Visiting filmmakers have the unique opportunity to go into classrooms to present their films and engage students in discussion. Students are able to ask questions, voice opinions, and dive deeper into the content of each film.

The program reaches over 4,000 students in the Missoula area and beyond. Filmmakers visit schools all over Western Montana, from Seeley Lake to the Bitterroot Valley. BSFI also partners with Inspired Classroom to bring Filmmakers in the Schools to hundreds more students across the state of Montana via video conferencing and green screen technology.