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Montana Film Office



Largest Documentary Event in the American West Opens Up Entries for the 11th Year

Several months removed from an epic 10th anniversary event, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is officially open for business.  BSDFF is now seeking submissions of non-fiction films of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates for the next festival which will be held February 14th – 23rd, 2014. The competitive event includes awards Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (under 50 minutes) and Big Sky Award (best film about the American West).

Over the course of its 10 days, BSDFF will showcase more than 100 films—including world and U.S. premieres, classics, and rare and experimental works—for over 20,000 local and international attendees. The films screen in a host of venues in downtown Missoula, including the historic Wilma Theater, located on the banks of the Clark Fork River. In addition to films, BSDFF hosts a variety of public and VIP events, as well as the Big Sky Doc Shop—a four-day industry forum featuring panel discussions, workshops and pitch sessions with some of the industry’s most influential professionals. For more information about submissions and the fest itself, visit the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival site.

Held in the idyllic mountain town of Missoula, Montana, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the largest documentary film festival in the American West, the largest cinema event in Montana, and a must-see destination for filmmakers and documentary devotees the world over.

Submit your film and join the thousands of others who have made BSDFF the success it is!

Early Deadline – Postmarked by July 10, 2013 DVD (any region), Blu-Ray, Quicktime Movie, or On-Line Screener accepted for preview.