Indie film lovers have flocked to Missoula for the 17th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, which began Friday evening and will continue through February 23rd. The festival hosts over 200 visiting artists, presents an average of 150 non-fiction films, and offers a variety of exciting events at several Missoula venues. You can buy tickets online for $9 single screenings, a 5-punch pass for $40 and an all screening pass for $175. There are student and senior discounts too, get tickets and more pricing options here.

Venues include The Roxy, Elk's Lodge and The Wilma, with this year's HQ being the ZACC.There is truly something for everybody among these educational, thought provoking, inspiring and fun films. Check out the full schedule here and get out and enjoy this unique experience that is right here in the place you live - so many travel here for these special events, we're already here, take advantage of that!

Rooted in the heart of the mountain west, the Big Sky Film Institute nurtures and elevates non-fiction films that have the power to transform our world, our culture, our youth and ourselves. A non-profit artist development institute, BSFI is the home of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana.

Our goal is to bring stories from around the world to our beautiful mountain town, support the people who create documentary film, create vibrant events that gather our engaged community, and expand knowledge and conversation around issues that matter.