SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Eight awards were presented to filmmakers at the conclusion of the highly successful 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank. Winners announced at the Alaska Airlines Closing Awards Ceremony include:
VISION AWARD WINNER: Sean Baker, Starlet
The Vision Award was presented Academy AwardR-winning actress Jodie Foster and recognizes the producer's ability to keep a feature length narrative in focus during the journey of the project.
ONE IN A MILLION WINNERS:
Documentary: Uprising by Fredrik Stanton;
Narrative: First Winter by Benjamin Dickinson
This award honors feature length stories made for under a million dollars. One narrative and one documentary film were recognized.
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER: STUCK by Stuart Acher
The SVFF Audience Award is the voice of the Valley and was selected by audience text vote.
GEM STATE AWARD WINNER:Craters of the Moon by Jesse Millward
Zions Bank presented this $1,000 award to the Idaho filmmaker whose work best reflects the beauty and diversity of the Gem State.
HOT SHOT WINNER: Finding Erica Jones by Natalie Markiles
The Young Filmmaker Award was presented to best film helmed by a student under 18 years old.
SHORTY WINNER: The Test by Anthony DiBlasi
Best Short Film goes to the best short story film, no matter the genre or aesthetic.
MINI MIXED MEDIA WINNER: DoneToMyLove & EastCoastDying by Gayse Director Tyler Williams
This award recognizes the top music video, a webby, a sizzle reel, or a short film.
SCREENWRITER'S LAB HIGH SCRIBE: Life of the World to Come by Cody Tucker
(This winner was selected and announced at the Screenwriter's Lab on March 14)