by Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
(Missoula, Montana USA)
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, held in February, has become the largest cinema event in Montana and the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West. In 2010, the festival drew an audience of 12,000 and received nearly 1000 film entries from every corner of the globe.
A unique setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films and also classics in the genre, the festival presents an average of 125 non-fiction films annually at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, hosting over fifty visiting artists.
In addition to screenings, public events include panel discussions, workshops, pitch sessions, panel discussions, parties and receptions.
Special retrospective programs have included the films of The Maysles Brothers, Kartemquin Films, Frederick Wiseman, Joe Berlinger, Doug Pray, and Les Blank. Special guests have included Indy Rock legends Yo La Tengo, Academy Award® winning director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), Les Blank (Burden of Dreams), Greg Barker (Sergio) Joe Berlinger (Crude), Ron Mann (Grass), Brendan Canty & Christoph Green (the Burn To Shine series) Chuck Workman (The Life & Times of Andy Warhol) Hart & Dana Heinz Perry (Sex: The Revolution).
Submit Your Documentary: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE - July 8 REGULAR DEADLINE - September 9 LATE DEADLINE - October 17
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