Music Film Community

“One of the most quietly
earth-shattering, subtly luminous
festivals the world over.”

—Oxford American Magazine

“A music festival
with a rare vision.”

—The New York Times

“Active moviegoing
lives and breathes at Big Ears.”

–Fandor’s Keyframe

“Music liberated from
the confines of category
and overt commercialism.”

—WSJ
Big Ears 2018

An International Cultural Gathering

The Big Ears Festival is a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts.