21st Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Returns to The Wilma in 2024

The 21st Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) will return to The Wilma, Friday, February 16th – Sunday, February 25th, 2024, with another world-class selection of independent films.

The BSDFF will officially kick off at 7pm at The Wilma with the World Premiere of 399: Queen of the Tetons. The film follows Grizzly 399, the most famous and photographed mother bear in the world as she struggles to raise an unusually large litter in the face of human encroachment, a rapidly changing climate, and disputes over her Endangered Species protections.

The BSDFF hosts over 200 visiting artists, presents an average of 150 non-fiction films, and offers a variety of exciting events at the historic theater The Wilma and neighboring downtown Missoula venues like the ZACC Showroom, The Roxy theater and the Missoula Community Theater (MCT). 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: HBO Documentary Films, Showtime Documentary Films, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Doc Fund, The New York Times Op-Docs, ESPN Films, Participant Media, BBC Storyville, CNN Films, ITVS, POV, PBS, America ReFramed, American Experience, Al Jazeera, Nia Tero, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Field of Vision, Film Independent, Ford Foundation and Catapult Film Fund.

You can view all the upcoming showings at The Wilma below. Learn more and view the full BSDFF schedule on their website here.