If seeking out documentary film festivals, the United States is definitely the place to be. These film festivals focus on the new and innovative, and work to recognized the brightest newcomers to the field. The Chicago International Documentary Film Festival is one such festival. This fest runs for over 10 days in the city of Chicago. This festival seeks out new filmmakers and their innovative ideas. Awards are granted to the winners in the form of up to 50,000 cash.
Another good film festival for the beginning film maker is the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival that take place in Missoula Montana. This festival takes place in early June and features short movies. The sponsors and producers of the festival are looking for innovative new ways to present some challenging answers to life’s issues. New works and film makers are welcomed to submit entries. The best films are screened for the public.
There are a large variety of film festivals throughout the United States all through the summer months. These festivals allow the makers of the films to present their views of the world around them and how to make it better. From east to west coast novice and experienced filmmakers alike vie for top awards.