Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Missoula, Montana (Pop. 66,788)
February 17-26, 2012
As one of the largest film events in Montana, Big Sky has become the go-to venue for nonfiction films in the American West. In addition to showcasing contemporary and classics docs, the festival has highlighted the films the Maysles Brothers, Kartemquin Films and Frederick Wiseman in past retrospective programs. There’s also a heavy emphasis on combining cinema with music. Last year, Yo La Tengo provided live musical accompaniment to the documentaries of French filmmaker Jean Painlevé.
When to submit: By early September
More info: bigskyfilmfest.org