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Sun Valley Film Festival offers Special Student Passes and Free Films, Events

March 6, 2020


“Sun Valley Film Festival offers Special Student Passes and Free Films, Events”

Sun Valley, Idaho……. Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort, Sun Valley, Idaho, to celebrate the magic of storytelling. The ninth annual Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF), presented by Ford, will take place March 18-22, 2020, bringing together filmmakers, fans and top industry special guests for an unforgettable weekend of intimate talks and panels, film screenings, competitions and parties in a spectacular setting. And this year the SVFF has created some new programs to encourage students, as well as families and the general public, to participate in the festival with discounted or free access to see top indie films and some of SVFF’s most popular signature events.

SVFF Student passes, aimed at high school students, are now on sale for only $50. Community members also have the ability to ‘gift’ a Student pass to a local deserving student.


A SVFF Student pass includes access to all SVFF free events plus tickets to the Screenwriters Lab and film screenings of Bull, Cosmos, Ruth, and Ready or Not, each with special filmmakers in attendance for post screening Q&As.

Free SVFF public events include FREEBIE film screenings of National Geographic’s Jane Goodall: The Hope, the Wild to Inspire short film competition paired with new documentary Lost on Everest, Our Gorongosa, the special work in progress screening of Making Sense, and the screening of last year’s 1 Potato screenplay competition winner, Girls Are Strong Here. Free SVFF signature events include the Future Filmmakers Forum, Coffee Talks, Ford Pitch Fest, Shop Talks, 1 Potato, the Sorry I Like to Party Party at Whiskey Jacques (21 and older) and Main Street Salutes a Legend Party in Ketchum.

For the Main Street Salutes a Legend party on Friday evening, SVFF is shutting down Main Street to celebrate the return of the legendary Ford Bronco and bring the heat to Ketchum. Vintage broncos from each decade will be parked along the block with descriptions of each car on display, and party goers will be able to walk around and explore each car before voting on their favorite. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie legend, and enter a costume contest to win prizes. The bonfire lit affair, complete with food trucks and a DJ cranking out high energy dance tunes, is destined to be a legend of its own.

“Remaining accessible to our community and providing unique learning and social opportunities are of huge importance to SVFF, and even more so when it comes to the next generation of storytellers,” noted Candice Pate, Festival Director.

Passes & tickets for the 2020 Festival can now be purchased at www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.


About the Sun Valley Film Festival & Sun Valley Film Initiative

Since 2012 the Sun Valley Film Festival has invited fans and filmmakers to America’s first ski resort to celebrate the magic of storytelling. The year-round Sun Valley Film Initiative develops professionals and Illuminates the process of filmmaking, propelling emerging voices with grants and education. Each March, the Festival celebrates with a slate of cutting-edge films and TV premieres, industry panels, engaging Coffee Talks with entertainment luminaries, a Screenwriters Lab led by award-winning writers, and a series of parties culminating with the spectacular SVFF Awards Bash. The 2020 SVFF will be held March 18-22. SVFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Learn more at sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.




Media Contacts:

Carol Waller, CW Communications, carol@cw-communications.com

Steven Wilson, Scenario, steven.wilson@scenariopr.com


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