With the world-famous Big Sky Documentary Film Festival happening annually in February, it always seems to sneak up on us. I wanted to give you the proper heads-up this year so you don't miss any of the films you intended to see (like I did last year.)

The 19th annual Film Fest begins on February 18th going through the 27th with the goal of bringing non-fiction stories from around the world to the gorgeous gathering place of Missoula, while supporting the talented artists who pour their hearts into these documentaries. Around 150 films are chosen from entries submitted from all over the world, these are chosen as the best of the best.

Along with the screenings, there is a Film Fest "Doc-Shop" featuring panels, master classes, and workshops. Learn more about BSDFF's Youth Education and Native Filmmaker Initiative here.

This year's venues are The Wilma, The Roxy, the MCT, and the Missoula Public Library, with Festival Headquarters being Zootown Arts Community Center (the ZACC). Tickets to individual screenings are $10 and a reduced number of in-person tickets are available this year because of COVID-19. So if you've got your heart set on something I highly recommend buying in advance. Other options besides single tickets are All Access Pass, All Screening Pass, Virtual Pass, and a 5-Film Pass. Get yours here.

I've always found it easier to search by time and date rather than scroll through all the selections, try it this way with the calendar. Otherwise, here are all of the film titles and synopses.

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