"Each year, BSDFF does a fantastic job showcasing a variety of inspiring documentaries, which is why HBO has continuously sponsored the festival. HBO loves to support the documentary film genre and values the important, and often moving messages the films produce. BSDFF’s has proven their commitment to documentaries and successfully executes a wonderful festival year after year."
- Chelsea Orman, HBO Corporate Affairs & Regional Public Relations
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival’s explosive 18-year transformation from a small-scale labor of love to the largest documentary film festival in the American West is the result of three principal factors: talent, timing and community. The first two—an unflinching creative vision coupled with burgeoning demand for top-quality non-fiction film—laid the groundwork for BSDFF’s meteoric rise. But it is the third factor—the festival’s deep connection with the local and global community of filmmakers, filmgoers and sponsors—that makes it all happen.
The festival’s annual attendance of over 20,000—a broad demographic that includes filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world as well as highly engaged attendees from Missoula and beyond—makes BSDFF sponsorship a unique opportunity to communicate brand and breadth of services to a clearly defined and influential audience. Each year, we work with our corporate, public and individual donor partners to ensure that our high-impact sponsorship packages are customized and crafted to meet and advance their objectives—be they shared artistic vision, political advocacy, or business-specific objectives.