1 Potato

1 POTATO SHORT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

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

The winning 1 Potato short script will be announced at the 1 Potato Initiative reception during the 2019 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.

OVERVIEW:

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

 
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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; filmmakers must hire with the goals of parity, inclusion and mentorship in mind.
• 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.
• Filmmakers will be asked to self-report updates during production and subsequent festival circuit.

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

JUDGING CRITERIA:

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

* Screenwriters are encouraged to submit as early as possible.

Questions? Contact us at info@sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.

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2018 WINNER ANNOUNCED

The Hole Truth by Irish Johnston.