2016 SVFF AWARDS
The Vision Award recognizes a producer’s ability to keep a dramatic, feature length film in focus during the journey of the project.
2016 WINNER: Ron Yerxa, Louder Than Bombs
ONE IN A MILLION
The One In A Million awards honor feature length stories made for under a million dollars. One narrative and one documentary film are each awarded.
2016 Documentary Winner: Babushkas of Chernobyl, Directors: Holly Morris & Anne Bogart
2016 Narrative Winner: MA, Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
The SVFF Audience Award is the voice of the people.
2016 WINNER: Don’t Worry Baby
Director: Julian Branciforte
Producers: Nick Shore, Brendan McHugh, Thomas Kaier
GEM STATE AWARD
Presented by festival sponsor Zions Bank, this $1,000 jury prize recognizes an Idaho filmmaker whose work best reflects the beauty and diversity of the Gem State.
2016 WINNER: Matthew Wade, Plena Stellarum
HOT SHOT AWARD
The Hot Shot Award is presented to best film helmed by a student filmmaker under 18 years old. The recipient will receive a $500 cash reward, sponsored by the Marshall Frankel Foundation.
2016 WINNER: Dora Schoenberg with The Story of three rings: a memoir of Dana Schwartz
The Shorty Award goes to the best short story film, no matter the genre or aesthetic
2016 WINNER: Too Legit, Director Frankie Shaw
One Potato Award is given to best original screenplay set to be filmed in Idaho. Each winner will recieve $5000 towards filming in Idaho and other technical and professional in-kind support from SVFF. Special thanks to Airstream Adventures Northwest for their additional sponsorship support of this award.
2016 WINNER (s):
Eva Konstantopoulous, Los Angeles: There Is No Arthur
Kevin Nielsen, Boise: Death By Acquaintance
The High Scribe Award is presented to best original screenplay during Screenwriters Lab.
2016 WINNER: Ben Nabor & Michael Tyburski, Palimpsest
THE FILM LAB
The Film Lab Award is given to the winner of this competition of two Work-in-Progress films. Audience members participate in the selection of the The Lab’s winning film, which will receive $5000 in finishing funds courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
2016 WINNER: Bunker77 Director Takuji Masuda, Producers Art Brewer & Craig Stecyk
WILD TO INSPIRE
One lucky winner will get to try their hand at filmmaking National Geographic style as they depart on an expedition to Africa to document wildlife for Nat Geo WILD viewers.
2016 WINNER: To the Explorers, by Alex Goetz & Justin Grubb
SVFF SPECIAL AWARDS
SVFF LIFETIME VISION AWARD honoring Oliver Stone
The SVFF Lifetime Vision Award pays tribute to an individual who has provided the keen insight, influence, and initiative to fulfill a creative vision.
PIONEER AWARD honoring Mark Duplass
The new SVFF Pioneer Award honors an individual whose career choices are reflective of a true trailblazer.
SNOW ANGEL AWARD honoring Dianna Cohen
The new SVFF Snow Angel Award is given for outstanding advocacy work in environmental sustainability. Dianna Cohen, CEO of the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC), is being honored this year. The PPC is a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment. The SVFF has partnered with the PPC to bring attention to the important work of this nonprofit organization.
HARRIMAN AWARD honoring Bruce Dern
The Harriman Award is presented to an individual whose diverse body of work embodies the innovative spirit of Sun Valley’s founder, Averell Harriman.