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 2019. Workshops should emphasize the role of documentary film in the age of information and topics of particular interest to the independent documentary filmmaking community.

The theme of the 2019 DocShop is Documentary Filmmaking in the Age of Information. The demand for up-to-the-minute coverage and content on issues and stories around the world has grown exponentially in the last decade. This media phenomenon has created a new and ever more important role for documentary films that provide a deeper dive and more holistic interpretations of complex, modern issues. DocShop 2019 will explore progressive methods of contemporary storytelling, platforms for reaching audiences amidst fierce competition, the prolific world of online streaming and the ever-merging fields of documentary film and journalism.

Please provide a cover letter and attach your workshop proposal. Submissions are open through October 15, 2018.

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival