• Berlin, GERMANY

  • Bristol, U.K.

  • Calgary, CANADA

  • Edmonton, CANADA

  • Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

  • London, U.K.

  • Los Angeles, U.S.A.

  • New York, U.S.A

  • Paris, FRANCE

  • Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

  • San Diego, U.S.A.

  • San Francisco, U.S.A.

  • Santa Cruz, U.S.A.

  • Shanghai, CHINA

  • Tahoe, U.S.A.

  • Vilnius, LITHUANIA

The History

For many years, Burning Man attendees and documentarians have tried to capture experiences which have been described as ‘transformative’. In an effort to support their storytelling, the Burning Man Project has selected an array of feature and short films by these filmmakers which provide a variety of perspectives, historical moments, and significant movements within the global Burning Man community.

The first festival was created by Jim Graham as a vehicle to showcase documentaries about the event in the Black Rock Desert, and it debuted in Santa Cruz,  CA. Then, an idea was hatched by Andie Grace and David Marr to offer a lineup of these films to the Burning Man regional network (aka “Regionals”) with all proceeds going directly into supporting their ongoing community building—and the idea traveled.

With support from Meghan “Megs” Rutigliano, Iris Yee, and Lee Anna Mariglia, these documentaries have been shown in 16 major cities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The Burning Man Film Festival is presented by The Burning Man Project and it’s longtime producer is David Marr.

Credits

Background images: Stolen from KateRaudenbush.com
Burning Man Film Festival logo: Dadara aka Daniel Rozenberg
Website, content (updated Aug 2019): David Marr