The 1 Potato Initiative is the Festival’s effort to shine a spotlight on filmmaking in Idaho, create mentorship opportunities and spur paying film work. This short screenplay competition provides the winner with $5000 to shoot their film on location in Idaho. Last year’s winning script turned film, Girls are Strong Here, by Scott Burkhardt wrapped principal photography in July 2019 and will premiere at our 9th annual festival. Join us in March to see the finished film and meet our next winner.
• 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.
* Screenwriters are encouraged to submit as early as possible.
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