Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Huge Thank You

Between the Yo La Tengo concert, Brewfest, sponsorships, hard work, lovely filmmakers, great weather and other films and events throughout the festival, we've got a lot to be thankful for.

Thanks to:

who continue to submit their works of art and passion to us each year.

whose donated hours allow us flexibility and fluidity throughout the festival.

...our AUDIENCE and the town of MISSOULA
who continues to come out and support us each year with their enthusiasm and their curiosity.

whose hard work throughout the year and throughout the festival has made the 8th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival another incredible success.

for letting us take over their beautiful space for 10 days each February.

whose generosity made the fest possible.
HBO, Blue Cross Blue Shield, LEAW Family Foundation, Fact and Fiction, Humanities Montana, Silver Foundation, The Green Light, Lost Trail, Bob Wards, Poverello Center, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Artists Shop, Ear Candy Music, Hellgate Roller
Girls, Runners Edge, Farm to Family, Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula Winery, Bernices Bakery, and Trail 103.3, HBO Documentary Films, Sony Electronics, The Documentary Channel, Montana Pubic Television, The Missoula Independent, Montana Public
Radio, Montana Film Office, International Documentary Association,
Morris & Helen Silver Foundation, ITVS, Docurama, KBGA, Northwestern, Energy, First Security Bank, Montana Arts Council, ITVS, Missoula Art Museum, Blossoms Bed & Breakfast, Doubletree Inn, The Mountain Valley Inn, Grant Creek Best Western and Campus Inn.

Special thanks to the McKays, our musicians, Jimmy Johns, UPS, USPS, the weather, FedEx, Taco Del Sol, McKenzie Pizza, Great Harvest, The Badlander, Statriot Designs, popcorn, iPhone, Hellgate Cyclery, Patrick Record, Tom Robertson, Subaru, hole punchers, Big Sky Brewing et beaucoup beaucoup plus!

Best Tweets of the Fest

As the festival winds down and the Awards Screenings begin, now may be a good time to share some of the best Tweets we've gotten over the past 10 days. From compliments to sheer excitement for our films, the following words are music to our ears. @bigskydoc

@greendoorphoto The Big Sky Film Festival is so inspiring and eye opening.

@MCADSustainDsgn Saw "Play Again" at the Big Sky Film Festival last night. Heartbreaking. My advice: see it, share it, go outside

@torbenb About to watch 'Granito' @BigSkyDoc. Great films all day!

@sonminat stanford representin' tonight at @BigSkyDoc!

@friendofdurutti sad to leave Missoula. I had a great time screening @theseaisharsh. Big sky knows how to treat filmmakers! Inspired.

@marcmoss great seeing *you*! Thnx 4 all the work you're doing!

@filmwitch Big Sky winner of Best Fest Award! Thanks n love 2 best, smartest, crew n all the great staff n volunteers

@WeStillLiveHere Many thanks to the organizers and audiences at @BigSkyDoc last weekend. Hope you enjoyed the film!

jeanlouisefinch Best time @BigSkyDoc great audience, conversation, generous filmmakers.

@topspinmovie can't believe we are missing the show! there arent enough sad faces to express our despair

@TonskiProducers Thanks @BigSkyDoc! What a ridiculous weekend...Strong programming, solid festival staff and an awesome @rolloutcowboy Montana premiere

@IcarusArts One of the best documentary festivals in the country is going on right now.

@bruensk How to Die in Oregon amazing! Wonderful programing with free admission bringing real story's to Missoula public discourse!

@bjwoodman Thanks for the hospitality! Big Sky Folks are the best!!!