Many movie festivals are held across the United States and in other countries as well. But when it comes to documentary film festivals, the Big Sky fest that is held at Missoula in Montana is renowned. The festival is held in the month of February and the final deadlines for submitting an entry is in the month of October.
Organization: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Dates: 02/15/2013 - 02/24/2013 update info
Time: 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 AM
Event Cost: full festival passes and partial passes available
Venue: Wilma Theater in Missoula,MT
Contact: Mike Steinberg
Phone: (406) 541-3456
The 10-day event is centered in downtown Missoula's historic Wilma Theater, the 1100-seat venue that houses Montana's largest screen, and plays host to the visual immersion into a world where reality plays itself. With packed audiences of avid moviegoers and new fans alike.
- The Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula
- Ticket prices vary - single tickets or full passes may be purchased
- As many as 1000 film entries
Overview: But the Big Sky documentary film festival is more than just a film festival. There are panel discussions, workshops and parties. First held in 2004, the fest also encourages media literacy. Cash rewards are prizes are given away in the following categories – Best Documentary Feature, Best MiniDoc, Best Documentary Short and the major Big Sky Award.
When: A mid February event
Where: The Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula
Fees: Ticket prices vary - single tickets or full passes may be purchased
Details: As many as 1000 entries make the Big Sky documentary film festival among the biggest in the region. Missoula has the largest screen in the state of Montana and it is at Wilma #1 – the hall has a capacity of 1100 seats and not one is left vacant during the week long film festival. Some classics and special presentations are also screened at Wilma #2.