March 12, 2020
NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL CANCELS THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL; LOOKS FORWARD TO 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2021”
Due to the rapidly escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) is cancelling the Festival, March 18-22. “We are actively supporting the global and local effort to combat this pandemic by cancelling this year’s Festival. The health and safety of our community and all of our participants is our top priority and we know this is the right and responsible decision. We look forward to seeing you all next year for our 10th anniversary in 2021,” stated Festival Executive Director Teddy Grennan.
With over $5 million dollars of economic impact to the community, this was not a decision that was made lightly, but ultimately the protection of the public health and safety of the community is paramount.
The Festival is actively working through logistics created by this unprecedented situation and will communicate next steps with its supporters, partners, pass and ticket holders as soon as possible.
The SVFF will continue to work hard to support emerging voices in film and share the magic of storytelling. Though the March 2020 Festival will no longer take place as intended, the non-profit SVFF organization will continue to strive toward its mission as it looks forward to its 10th anniversary event in 2021.
Please check the www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org for updates and the latest information.