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Festival Passes 

A festival pass is your passport to 10 days of inspiration at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival! Unwrap the adventure of nearly 200 films, live performance, special events, industry networking and the spirit of Downtown Missoula, Montana.


Includes all films, all special events and VIP parties as well as the DocShop filmmaker’s conference.


Includes all films screening at the 2017 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

5-PUNCH PASS - $40 Regular  |  $30 Student/Senior

Your mini-passport to Big Sky 2017, use your 5-Puch Pass to see any 5 films screening at the festival!

Limit one punch per screening.

Student rate available for grades 1-12 and university, Senior rate available to 65+. Please present photo ID at will call for pick up.

Weekend Pass - $150 (each weekend)

Opening Weekend: Friday 2/17 to Monday 2/20 - Three full days of screenings as the lights go up on BSDFF 2017 plus four VIP events including night at the HBO opening night event following the free screening of BRIGHT LIGHTS and opening day at DocShop and more.

Closing Weekend Friday 2/24 to Sunday 2/26 - Three full days of screenings and VIP events including closing day of DocShop, the Big Sky Awards party, closing night with Showtime Documentary Films and the BSDFF wrap party and more!

‚ÄčTickets for individual screenings and events on sale January 30, 2017!

Ticket Prices

‚ÄčAll-Access Pass - $325

All-Screening Pass - $175

Weekend Pass (Films and Parties) - $150

DocShop Pass (Feb 20-24) - $150

Single Screening Ticket - $9

Student/Senior Single Screening Ticket - $7

5-Punch Pass - $40

Student/Senior 5-Punch Pass - $30


Passes purchased in advance will be available at will call beginning at 12:00pm on 2/17/17 in the BSDFF Festival Headquarters: Rocky Mountain School of Photography, 216 N Higgins, Missoula MT 59802.

Single Tickets purchased in advance available at Will Call at the door, seats for pre-purchased ticket holders guaranteed until 10 minutes prior to screening time. Please arrive early. 

IMPORTANT! Pass holders will have immediate entrance to the theater. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early for all daytime screenings and at least 20 minutes early for all evening screenings if you're purchasing tickets at the door. Barring any unforeseen technical difficulties, SCREENINGS WILL START ON TIME.