19th Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Call for entries

(Documentary, all lengths)

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2022 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry Fees: Yes


  • Open to non-fiction films of all forms, lengths, subject matters and genres.


The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival draws an audience of 20,000 and, presents an average of 150 non-fiction films. Selected for 5 years running by MovieMaker Magazine’s 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee. The festival is also an Academy Award qualifying festival for short documentaries.

In addition to screenings, the Big Sky DocShop is a five-day industry event that includes panels, master classes, workshops, and the Big Sky Pitch session. DocShop’s participants have included key broadcasters and funding institutions, namely: HBO Documentary Films, Showtime Documentary Films, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Doc Fund, The New York Times Op-Docs, ESPN Films, BBC Storyville, CNN Films, ITVS, POV, PBS, AJ+, Al Jazeera Witness.

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection to this festival and may assist financially through the International Promotion Program.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890

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