Thursday, October 13, 2011

There's less than ONE WEEK until the final deadline for entry into the 2012 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. This year's dates are as follows:

Final Deadline - Postmarked by October 17, 2011
Extended Deadline (withoutbox entry ONLY) October 31, 2011

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the premier venue for nonfiction film in the American West, is seeking submissions for its ninth annual event. From February 17-26, 2012 the festival will screen 100+ films, including world and U.S. premieres, classics, rare and experimental works on Montana's largest screen at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula, Montana. In addition to ten days of screenings, the event will feature many public and VIP events including panel discussions, pitch sessions, galas, receptions and networking round-tables.

Now in its ninth year, the event draws an annual audience of 12,000, including thousands of enthusiastic documentary fans, filmmakers, distributors, broadcasters and industry professionals. Held in the idyllic mountain town of Missoula, Montana, Big Sky has grown to become the largest cinema event in Montana, and a destination for documentary devotees from around the world.

The competition is open to non-fiction films and videos of all genres, subject matter, lengths and production dates. Awards and cash prizes will be given for Best Documentary Feature (over 50 minutes), Best Documentary Short (15-50 minutes), Best Mini-Doc (under 15 minutes) and best documentary about the American West (the Big Sky Award).

Finished films, rough cuts and works-in-progress are all accepted for this final deadline, provided that the completed film will be available for exhibition by February 17, 2012.

DVD (NTSC/PAL), VHS (NTSC/PAL), DVCAM (NTSC/PAL), HDV (NTSC), and miniDV (NTSC/PAL) accepted for preview.

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