celebrating the craft of screenwriting
High Scribe is an opportunity for screenwriters to polish and develop their projects, facilitate meaningful connections and build an active industry community.
This comprehensive program dives into storytelling from all angles with a competition that shines light on emerging voices, a residency elevating projects to their highest potential, and the Screenwriters Lab at the Festival exposing our community to the world of narrative storytelling.
HIGH SCRIBE SCREENWRITERS COMPETITON
The High Scribe Screenwriting Competition selects an emerging writer to benefit from the mentorship of SVFF’s vast network of award winning screenwriters and producers including Will McCormack, Chris Moore and Heather Rae, access to panels and parties at the Festival, and a special week long residency in the fall.
HIGH SCRIBE script club
For local writers and reading enthusiasts to connect, get inspired and expand their passion for storytelling. Script Club participants learn what makes a great script great and participate in selecting the winner of the High Scribe Screenwriting Competition.
high scribe screenwriters lab
This Festival favorite is a lively conversation between an established screenwriter and industry insider. The event explores the creative process from nascent idea to final product.
Event date and time will be announced closer to the Festival.
“I would say this … If you find yourself in the Sun Valley Screenwriters Lab, shake the shit out of every experience it affords you, then chase every opportunity that falls your way. You’ll meet people you’ll always remember, you’ll get the chance for them to remember you, and then you could be on your way down a very cool path. I’ve been dining out on it for years. “
What people say?
At the festival I can tell people love filmmaking in every aspect – writing, acting, cinematography, and producing. So I’m really excited to be here and meet people who are just as excited about the process as I am.
Yahya Adbul Mateen II
Sun Valley’s intimate size snuffs egos and allows personalities, connections, and the zeal for filmmaking to flourish everywhere from get-togethers in cozy cafe’s to the lofty lifts of Bald Mountain.
It’s wonderfully intimate and remains very high end in both the quality of films presented and the festival itself. Sun Valley has kept its integrity…the magic dust.
Austin von Johnson
Best Narrative Film
Linoleum, Directed by Colin West
Best documentary feature Film
Mama Bears, Directed by Daresha Kyi
We Feed People, Directed by Ron Howard
The gem state award
The best short film made in Idaho. The films in the Idaho Shorts program are eligible for this award.
Meridian, Directed by Aidan Brezonick
one in a million - narrative award
Karmalink, Directed by Jake Wachtel
one in a million - documentary award
Sirens, Directed by Rita Baghdadi
The svshorty award
The best short film across all categories. All shorts are eligible for this award.
Meridian, Directed by Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck & Robert Machoian
hot shot award
The Future Filmmakers Forum (FFF) showcases student-made films and encourages students in their craft, storytelling, and self-expression. The Future Filmmakers Forum is made possible by the Nordstrom Brothers and an annual generous gift from the Steen Family Foundation.
The First 280 Words of My Life, Directed by Ella JAnes