Monday, November 28, 2011

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Awards $10,000 Grant to Big Sky

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has received a generous $10,000 grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to support Special Programming at the 9th Annual Film Festival (February 17-26 in Missoula, MT), including filmmaker retrospectives and a unique music-themed side bar entitled Big Sky Mix Tape.

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded $455,000 to 25 U.S. film festivals for the 2012 calendar year. "We are extremely grateful to The Academy for their support", said Big Sky Festival Director Mike Steinberg. "Without their generosity this sort of programming would simply not be possible."

Big Sky Mix Tape will feature new and historic work that conveys the depth and beauty of music in human life. From rockumentaries and tour films to profiles of renowned and unknown artists, the program will explore the limitlessness of music. The program will also include guest artists and live performances throughout the ten-day event.

The full slate of films and events, along with the Official Selections of the 9th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be available in early January at

Passes for the ten-day event are available for purchase now.