Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is pleased to announce the official selections for our 10th annual festival, being held February 15-24 at the Historic Wilma and Crystal Theaters in downtown Missoula, Montana. The 2013 program was curated from more than 1000 entries from around the globe. The opening night film, Nina Davenport's "First Comes Love," will be free and open to the public, courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.
In addition to special programming events and the competitive selections, the 10th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will celebrate a decade of non-fiction movie programming with a "Best 10 of 10" series, re-screening some of the greatest films ever shown at Big Sky. This special "Best of" screening series is sponsored by Humanities Montana. Additionally, the 2013 Retrospective Series will feature MacArthur Fellow, Stanley Nelson. Nelson's films have aired on the prestigious PBS series' American Experience, American Masters, and Independent Lens. In 2006 his film "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" was shortlisted for the Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature category.
The Big Sky Doc Shop, an industry-focused four-day event that offers documentary filmmakers opportunities for networking, discussion, and professional development, through workshops, panels, and the annual Big Sky Documentary Pitch session will begin Monday, February 18th. The Documentary Pitch Session panelists include some of the top non-fiction commissioning editors in television representing BBC Storyville, POV/The American Documentary, CNN, ITVS, and the Sundance Documentary Fund.
Visit the festival website for film info, volunteer opportunities and to purchase passes online. www.bigskyfilmfest.org
2013 Official Selections - http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/bsdff/blog/2013_films_announced