The Film Lab
THE 3RD ANNUAL FILM LAB
Presented by the Sun Valley Film Festival and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Sun Valley Film Festival are teaming up to furnish two competing teams of filmmakers with $10K in finishing funds. Trevor Groth [Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival] is returning this year to host the Film Lab. After a short Q&A, the film will be screened and filmmakers will receive feedback from both the audience and from Trevor as they prepare to lock their film, and send it into the film festival fray.
The two teams of finalists and their selected Work-In-Progress films, will have the opportunity to attend the Sun Valley Film Festival – flight and lodging will be provided for the writer, director and producer from each film. In addition, the selected filmmakers will receive all-access passes to the festival including nightly parties, networking panels and more. The festival offers a cutting edge program of films, television, web series and music videos in a beautiful mountain town – a perfect getaway to forge relationships with other independent artists.
GRAND PRIZE: $7,000 in finishing funds
RUNNER UP: $3,000 in finishing funds
- Film must be a Work In Progress, with no screening engagements prior to April 2017.
- Film must be close to picture lock; while editing does not have to be finished, the film is expected to be past the rough cut phase [a nearly finalized film; missing elements like sound design, color correction, score, VFX, etc. is understandable and expected].
- The Sun Valley Film Festival & Tito’s Handmade Vodka must receive a ‘Made with the Support of’ credit in the end credits.
- Film must be willing/able to screen as a work-in-progress at the SVFF 2017, March 15 - 19.
|February 15th, 2017|
* Filmakers are encouraged to submit as early as possible.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED
AN UPDATE ON PAST FILM LAB PARTICIPANTS:
Coming Through the Rye
Since its work-in-progress screening at the Sun Valley Film Festival, Coming Through the Rye [starring Alex Wolff and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper] has gone on to play marquee festivals across the world. Most recently, the film was picked up for distribution by Samuel Goldwyn Films and is set for national theatrical release this October.
Filmmaker Takuji Masuda’s documentary about famed surfer and Lothario, Bunker Spreckels, is currently playing the festival circuit to acclaim. Submarine Entertainment recently acquired world sales rights for Bunker77. Submarine has backed several Oscar nominated documentaries in the past including, “Citizenfour,” “20 Feet From Stardom” and “Searching for Sugarman.”