Future Filmmakers Forum


The FFF has awards and cash prizes, just for students, totaling $1700!

The Future Filmmakers Forum showcases student-made films and encourages students in their craft, storytelling, and self-expression. The FFF event includes a screening of student short films, a filmmaker reception and an awards ceremony during the Sun Valley Film Festival this March. Get the chance to meet other filmmakers, learn from industry experts, and show off your work. Past special guests of the FFF have included Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber), Jack Falahee (How to Get Away with Murder), Chance Crawford (Gossip Girl) and more.

Ryan Spahn

Ryan Spahn is an actor and writer. His screenwriting credits include the feature films Woven (LA Film Festival premiere, co-writer), He’s Way More Famous Than You (Slamdance Film Festival premiere, co-writer), and Grantham & Rose (Cleveland International Film Festival premiere, writer). Ryan co-created the digital series What's Your Emergency (Stage17.tv), is a writer and producer for Logo’s Cocktails & Classics, and he co-created the original pilot When I Was Your Age (Warner Bros). Ryan’s play Blessed and Highly Favored has received development workshops with Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Athena Theatre, Hangar Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. As an actor, he was in the original cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist Gloria, as well as the New York premieres of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy and Michael McKeever's Daniel's Husband. He will appear in the upcoming revival of Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke with the Transport Group. Ryan is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School.