IF/Then Shorts Pitch

Tribeca Film Institute, in partnership with Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF), seeks short documentary projects that explore a range of socially, politically and cultural relevant topics about the American West. IF/Then Shorts is a program developed by Tribeca Film Institute with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Its goal is to discover and empower more inclusive voices in short film storytelling and give wider access to thoughtful stories from people of all backgrounds.

Up to six finalists will be selected for the 2019 pitch competition at the 16th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The winner, selected by a professional jury, will be eligible for up to $25,000 in production support from IF/Then Shorts, as well as ongoing mentorship year-round – in person or virtually – and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by Tribeca Film Institute that offers creative control, revenue potential and career development.

ELIGIBILITY

All stories and storytellers coming from the American West. These 13 states include: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Click HERE for a full list of eligibility requirements or click the submit button above to apply.

PITCH EVENT

The IF/Then Shorts Pitch event follows the Big Sky Pitch event Thursday, February 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the University of Montana UC Theater. A shuttle will be available between campus and the Holiday Inn running about every 30 minutes. Driving directions and parking maps are available at the links below. The event is free and open to the public.

MAP & DIRECTIONS TO UC THEATER

UNIVERSITY PARKING MAP

VISITOR PARKING INFORMATION

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