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1 Potato

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The 1 Potato Initiative was developed to support emerging filmmakers and incentivize filmmaking in the state of Idaho. The winning storyteller gets a prize of $5,000 to bring their story to life, filming on location in Idaho.

 

4pm Thursday March 19

The Argyros

Reception to follow at Tito’s Handmade Vodka Filmmaker Loft

Sun Valley Film Festival 1 Potato

The 1 Potato Initiative is the Festival’s effort to shine a spotlight on Idaho filmmakers and encourage filming in the state of Idaho. This short screenplay competition offers the winner $5000 to shoot their film on location in Idaho. After screening a block of Idaho short films, last year’s winning 1 Potato script, Girls are Strong Here by Scott Burkhardt, will have its world premiere as a completed film, before announcing the 2020 1 Potato winner. Join us for cocktails and conversation after the screening at Tito’s Filmmaker Loft.

Free and open to the public with priority access to Insiders, Festival and Film Passholders

BENEFITS FOR SELECTED
FILMMAKER[S] INCLUDE:

• $5,000 prize towards film budget
• lodging and all-access credentials during SVFF
• rare networking opportunities with Industry established filmmakers
• inclusion in exclusive SVFF events
• highlighted world premiere at SVFF 2021
• SVFF brokered deals, guidance 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 a Made In Association With credit, as well as end credit scroll logo placement.
• Finalists will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire upon completing the program.
• 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

submit

1 POTATO SUBMISSION DEADLINE

1
Regular Deadline

August 15, 2019

2
Late Deadline

December 13, 2019

3
Extended Deadline

January 10, 2020