The Big Sky DocShop is a five-day filmmakers forum and industry event that includes panels, master classes, workshops and the Big Sky Pitch for works in progress. Part of the annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF), DocShop is attended by over 200 filmmakers and industry as well as local media artists and students, exploring the cutting-edge ideas that are shaping the field of documentary film today.
BSDFF invites the submission of workshop proposals for DocShop 2018. Workshops should emphasize the intersection of film and technology and topics of particular interest to the independent documentary filmmaking community.
The theme of the 2018 DocShop is film and technology. The medium of film is rapidly changing, and it is difficult, yet essential, to keep up with technological trends. DocShop 2018 will explore innovative tools and equipment, multi-media platforms for distribution, and how to navigate the increasingly prominent world of virtual reality. We will also entertain critical conversation about disruptive ramifications of tech on documentary and implications for the future of this storytelling form.
Please provide a cover letter and attach your workshop proposal. Submissions are open through October 15, 2017.
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is seeking submissions of audio documentaries, non-fiction stories of any subject or genre, for consideration in the 2018 AudioDocs program at BSDFF 2018.
$10 for all entries, any length
Open for entry through Sunday, November 5, 2017
ELIGIBILITY AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Length: Entries should consist of an individual documentary and must range between 3 and 25 minutes in length.
- Content Restrictions: To be considered for selection, entries should be produced after January 1, 2015 and should not have played publicly for the first time via terrestrial radio or in a public setting in Montana before February 26, 2018. In short, we’re looking for fresh content that will be new to Montana audiences.
- Language: Entries must be produced in English (or a combination of English and translated voice over).
- Format: Each entry should be a single MP3 audio file. Please ensure entry content excludes billboards, host intros (or ledes), advertisements and promotions for other programs.
Find more information on the 2018 AudioDocs program and other FAQs on the Big Sky website: http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/festival/audio_documentaries/