the largest documentary film festival in the American West is slated for Feb. 14-23 in Missoula. Guest programming director Joanne Feinberg, a 20-year veteran and award-winning filmmaker, has selected more than 150 films for the 2020 program from nearly 2,000 entries.
The festival will screen films in The Wilma, The Roxy, the Hellgate Elks Lodge and at BSDFF headquarters in the all new Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) in downtown Missoula.
BSDFF welcomes an audience of 20,000 and hundreds of filmmakers, media artists and film industry professionals. Coinciding with the festival are the Big Sky DocShop, a five-day filmmaker’s forum that includes panels, workshops, and the Big Sky Pitch for works in progress.
The festival will also welcome award-winning filmmaking duo Bill Ross and Turner Ross as retrospective artists, featuring their full body of feature documentary work Feb. 15-17. In addition, BSDFF presents a retrospective of veteran Oscar-nominated filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar.
216 W Main StMissoula, MT
$7-$9 per screening; $30-$40 for a five-punch pass; $150 for weekend pass; $175 for all screenings; and $325 for all-access pass