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Annual 1 Potato Short Screenplay Competition

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

OVERVIEW:

Whether you have a short script that’s been sitting on your shelf, or you want to write something with the competition in mind, SVFF and the 1 Potato Initiative want to hear your story, and help one filmmaker take their idea from page to screen.

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.

2017 FINALISTS

Matthew Wade and Sara Lynch, Samantha Silva, Emma Arnold, Scott Grady and April Matson, and Jaffe Zinn are this year’s 1 Potato finalists. The winner will receive $5,000 to produce their short film in the state of Idaho.

1 POTATO FILM EVENT

Thursday March 16, 2017 4:00 pm | nexStage

RE/COLLECTION

Directors: Deborah Correa, Eva Konstantopoulos
Writer: Eva Konstantopoulos
Producers: Bryan Murphy, Michael Tetro
Director of Photography: Evan Jake Cohen
Executive Producer: Eva Konstantopoulos
Co-Executive Producer: Deborah Correa, Stephen Whiteley
Cast: Josh Kelly, Essa O’Shea, Jully Lee

RE/COLLECTION is a story that imagines a world where technology has turned human memory into a commodity. It follows the fallout of this tech on one ordinary couple, and asks the question: What would you give up to save the one you love?

19 min. │*WORLD PREMIERE
*1 POTATO GRANT WINNER-2016


See Yourself Out

Writer/Director: Kevin Nielsen
Producer: Kevin Nielsen
Executive Producer: Ron Torres
Director of Photography: Zach Voss
Cast: Nicholas Paul Garcia, Aaron M. Kiefer

When unforeseen circumstances throw Wallace and Reggie into each other’s orbit, they discover that they share an unhealthy common ground. By finding a sympathetic friend for the first time, both men are presented with decisions that they may not be ready to make.

22 mins. │*WORLD PREMIERE
*1 POTATO GRANT WINNER-2016