Smarthouse client Big Sky Film Institute just announced a brand new Native Filmmaker Initiative!

The NFI aims to:

- support and engage the American Indian media arts community

-expand youth outreach and film education in Indian Country

-bring more American Indigenous stories to the 2018 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Funded in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the
Native Filmmaker Initiative will include special festival programming,
educational outreach & resources, and a Native Filmmaker Fellowship
program at the 2018 Big Sky Doc Film Fest.

OPEN CALL for Native-made Documentary Films - No Entry Fee!
While Big Sky has a long tradition of celebrating Indigenous documentary
film, this year we will select films for a special strand composed solely of
films directed or produced by Native filmmakers. Submissions are open NOW!

As part of the NFI, Big Sky will give four filmmakers the opportunity
to attend the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, DocShop filmmakers forum
and a private seminar with leaders in the Indigenous filmmaker community.
Fellows will receive a cash stipend, five nights of accommodations during
the festival, an all-access festival pass, and round trip airfare to and from
Missoula. More here: