Ends on December 13, 2017$40.00
$40.00

• Narrative films of any genre, more than 50 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2016.

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Features currently available to the public on the internet, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, that have had significant television play, or currently in wide theatrical release will not accepted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.













Ends on December 13, 2017$40.00
$40.00

• Documentary films of any genre, more than 50 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2016.

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Features currently available to the public on the internet, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, that have had significant television play, or currently in wide theatrical release will not accepted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.










$40.00

The 2018 Screenwriters Lab returns to SVFF!

Past hosts and mentors have included Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan [Traffic], Academy Award winner David Seidler [The King’s Speech], Academy Award winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash [The Descendants], Academy Award nominees Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten [Dallas Buyers Club], Will McCormack [Toy Story 4], Chris Moore [Project Greenlight] and filmmaking legend Mark Duplass [Togetherness]. During the Screenwriters Lab, these dynamos discuss their careers, present their latest work during a live table read, and take questions from the audience.

The Screenwriters Lab is highlighted by the High Scribe Competition, which provides an opportunity for finalists to receive one-on-one meetings with some of the industry’s finest to discuss their work. The High Scribe winner is announced during the lab and a scene from their script is brought to life with professional actors. The Screenwriters Lab is a high-profile event for seasoned professionals, aspiring writers and film fans alike that draws crowds, generates buzz and has directly led to employment and representation opportunities every year.

HIGH SCRIBE AWARD

The top three High Scribe finalists will enjoy exclusive residency at the SVFF where they are housed and mentored by established screenwriters, included in parties, and provided a Filmmaker's Pass to the Festival. The High Scribe winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and invaluable career mentoring from top industry experts.

RULES

- All submissions must be accompanied by a logline and a non-refundable entry fee.

- Artistic statements, resumes and bios are also welcome but not required.

- Applicants must submit ONE (1) copy of their screenplay or PDF file. (Please submit entire script)

- Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry and fee.

- Submissions will not be returned.

- All fees are nonrefundable.

- All works must be original and unproduced as of January 1st, 2018

- Finalists will be notified by February 23rd
Ends on December 13, 2017$20.00
$20.00

The Sun Valley Film Festival developed the 1 Potato Initiative to support emerging filmmakers and incentivize filmmaking in the state of Idaho.  We’re inviting the winner of the screenplay competition to use the 5k to bring their story to life by filming on location in Idaho.

OVERVIEW

Whether you have a short script that’s been sitting on your shelf, or you want to write something with the competition in mind, SVFF and the 4th annual 1 Potato Initiative want to hear your story, and help one filmmaker take their idea from page to screen.

The winning script will receive $5,000 in funds towards shooting their film on location in Idaho, as well as having SVFF support from development to finished product. As a producing partner on the film, SVFF will connect the winner with seasoned filmmaker participants, arrange special networking opportunities with Industry experts, and help build a presence for the film as it begins its festival journey.

The winning 1 Potato short script will be announced at the 1 Potato Initiative reception during the 2018 Sun Valley Film Festival in March.

WINNING SHORT MUST BE FILMED IN IDAHO. Do not submit your script unless you are able to commit to filming in Idaho.

BENEFITS FOR SELECTED FILMMAKER[S] INCLUDE:
• $5,000 prize towards film budget
• rare networking opportunities with Industry established filmmakers
• inclusion in exclusive SVFF events
• highlighted world premiere at SVFF 2019
• SVFF brokered deals and opportunities

GENERAL RULES:

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.
• Must be 15 pages or less.
• Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
• Without exception, the winning script MUST BE FILMED IN IDAHO; do not submit your project unless you are able to commit to filming in Idaho.
• The Sun Valley Film Festival and Producers will be involved in the hiring of all cast and crew.
• While additional fundraising in encouraged, the script must be feasible to film on a limited budget.
• The Sun Valley Film Festival will receive Executive Producer and Made In Association With credit, as well as end credit scroll logo placement.
• Finalized film must have its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
• Strength of story
• Originality/Creativity
• Clarity
• Feasibility given financial/location parameters


Ends on December 13, 2017$20.00
$20.00

• Short films of any genre, LESS THAN 35 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2016.

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.










Ends on December 13, 2017$10.00
$10.00

• Short films of any genre, with students grades 7-12 at the helm.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2015.
• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.
• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.
• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.
• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.








Ends on December 13, 2017$25.00
$25.00

• Episodic Series of any genre, under 120 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2016.

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.










Ends on December 13, 2017$20.00
$20.00

• Music Videos of any genre, under 17 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2015.

• Filmmakers are responsible for clearance with featured musicians. 

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.










Ends on December 13, 2017$25.00
$25.00

• Web Series of any genre, under 120 minutes in length.

• To qualify, films must have been completed after December, 2016.

• Films should be RECEIVED by deadline, not postmarked.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Please include tracking number on all submitted materials.

• All submitted materials become the property of the Sun Valley Film Festival and will not be returned.