The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – held in Missoula, Montana has become the largest cinema event in the state of Montana.  With more than 20,000 people in the audience in past years, the 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is sure to be a hit among visitors and locals.  The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is run by Big Sky Film Institute.  The mission of the Big Sky Film Institute is to celebrate and promote the art of non-fiction filmmaking, and to encourage media literacy by fostering public understanding and appreciation of documentary film.

The festival screens non-fiction films at several locations around town including the historic Wilma Theater, The Top Hat, and the Crystal Theater.  Along with film screenings the festival also has public events, workshops, and panel discussions with filmmakers.

Each year the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival presents around 125 non-fiction films throughout the festival.  This year’s Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will take place February 6-16th.  In it’s 12th year the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has so many films that they will be screening them in 4 different locations.    The films will be screened at The Wilma Theater, The Top Hat and The Crystal Theater as well as the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana.  To find out more about this years films check out the 2015 Film Selections,with areas of interest such as Made in Montana, Vietnam Era: Commemorated, and Younger Than Yesterday.

For more information about the city of Missoula, lodging for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival or other events taking place during the 12th annual event visit www.destinationmissoula.org