Big Sky Doc Fest

Big Sky Doc Fest

Tickets and Passes on sale at BigSkyFilm.org

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West. Big Sky offers an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry. The festival draws an audience of 20,000 and film entries from every corner of the globe to a uniquely intimate mountain town setting with a local Montana flavor.

The festival hosts over 200 visiting artists, presents an average of 150 non-fiction films, and offers a variety of exciting events at the historic Wilma Theater, The Roxy Theater, The Silver and the Hellgate Elks Lodge in downtown Missoula.

In addition to screenings, the Big Sky DocShop is a five-day industry event that includes panels, master classes, workshops, and The Big Sky Pitch Session. DocShop’s participants have included: HBO Documentary Films, Participant Media, BBC Storyville, CNN Films, ITVS, POV, PBS, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Doc Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Fledgling Fund and Catapult Film Fund. Big Sky is an Academy Award qualifying festival in the SHORTS and MINI DOC categories.