GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:
COMPLETION DATE: Films of any completion date are eligible for submission. Big Sky does not have any premiere requirements. However, the festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into consideration when making its official selections, particularly when films have already screened in Montana.
LANGUAGE: DVD preview screeners and exhibition prints must either be in English or have English subtitles.
ROUGH CUTS: Rough cuts are accepted for entry. If you submit a rough cut, we cannot guarantee that the programmers will be able to review an updated cut at a later date. If you are submitting a rough cut, make sure it is indicated as such on your submission copy. Include intended final running time and work remaining to be completed with your entry. Big Sky does not exhibit works-in-progress at the festival. Films must be completed by January 15, 2016 in order to be screened.
EXHIBITION FORMATS: You must have one of the following formats available by January 15, 2016, if accepted, for screening at the festival.
HIGH DEFINITION - 35mm, Blu-Ray, or Quicktime (.mov) file.
STANDARD DEFINITION - DVD or Quicktime (.mov) file.
FESTIVAL NOTIFICATION: Notification will be sent by email or phone to the contact listed on the entry form by mid-December 2015. You are responsible for updating Big Sky directly regarding any change to your contact information and ensuring that emails from firstname.lastname@example.org are not blocked by spam filters.
SUBMISSION FORMAT: Big Sky requires ONE (1) DVD or Blu-Ray NTSC (Region 1 or 0) or PAL format disc. Include the film title, running time, and format (NTSC or PAL) on your disc. Quicktime (.mov) files are also acceptable for entry on a USB device or data disc (DVD, CD, or Blu-Ray). Submission materials will NOT be returned.
Online screeners must include a link to the film and the password in this form.