CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Submissions for the most prolific documentary event in the American West are open! Now accepting entries of non-fiction films of all forms, genres, subject matter and lengths for consideration in another world-class lineup in the 15th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Selected by Movie Maker Magazine's 2017 Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, BSDFF is an Oscar-qualifying event for short documentaries and showcases a variety of world, US and Northwest premieres. A competitive event, Big Sky offers cash awards for Best Documentary Feature, the Big Sky Award to the best film about the American West, Best Documentary Short and Best Mini Doc. The DocShop Filmmaker's Forum, a 5-day conference during BSDFF, features industry influencers exploring the trends and ideas shaping the field of documentary filmmaking, and hosts the Big Sky Pitch for works in progress.
The following 2018 submission deadlines apply:
Earlybird Deadline - June 30, 2017
Regular Deadline - September 1, 2017
Late Deadline - October 6, 2017
Programming over 90% of selections from the open call, the 10-day annual festival presents over 150 films from around the world to an audience of 20,000 in the beautiful mountain town of Missoula, Montana. Featuring a variety of public screenings, live events, VIP parties and special performances, BSDFF is an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry. The 15th annual festival takes place February 16-25, 2018.
Learn more and submit your film for consideration at www.bigskyfilmfest.org/submissions.