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Sun Valley Film Festival

03/13/2020 - 12:00am to 03/17/2020 - 11:00pm
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Don't miss the event that Variety says "is a perfect confluence of everything one could possibly want in a celebration of cinema: compelling, thought-provoking movies, a snowy resort town filled with pristine ski runs, and whiskey-soaked saloons redolent of the Wild West. Add to that a relaxed crowd of Hollywood players, Idaho locals, and an eclectic batch of writers, directors, and cineastes."

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About the Sun Valley Film Festival

The Eighth Annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Ford, will take place March 13-17th, 2019. With a mission to empower independent filmmakers to share the stories that inspire change, SVFF is where storytellers from around the world come together to bring their vision into focus. This spring, filmmakers and film fans gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking with a curated slate of cutting-edge films, engaging Coffee Talks with top industry insiders, fabulous parties and panels, labs and workshops led by award-winning filmmakers and the spectacular SVFF Awards Bash. The combination of cutting-edge programming and bona-fide insider access in a fun, relaxed atmosphere is making the Sun Valley Film Festival a rising star in the world of destination festivals.

2019 Awards:


Vision Award: Meg Ryan


Pioneer Award: Aaron Paul 


Snow Angel Award: Fisher Stevens


Rising Star Award for Directing: Alex Ross Perry

2019 Schedule 

Wednesday Mar 13th

  • Film Screenings including David Crosby: Remember My Name
  • VIP Opening Party 

Thursday Mar 14th

  • Coffee Talk with Chelsea Handler at the Argyros Theater
  • SVFF Salon by NatGEO: Getting the Shot
  • Film Screenings
  • Shorts Program #1
  • SVFF & City of Ketchum Downtown Big Air, Rail Jam, & Street Party 6:30 - 10 pm FREE
  • World Premier of The Parts You Lose and Q&A 
  • "Sorry, I Like to Party" Party with the Jacks at Whisky Jacques' 10 pm

Friday Mar 15th 

  • Coffee Talk with Aaron Paul at the Argyros
  • Salon by Nat Geo: Storytelling for change
  • Shorts Program #2
  • Film Screenings
  • Screenwriters Lab
  • Pioneer Party w/ DJN8 at Stella Artois Film Lounge where Aaron Paul will receive the Pioneer Award presented by Variety

Saturday Mar 16th

  • Coffee Talk with Alex Ross Perry
  • Salon by Nat GEO: Fisher Stevens
  • Future Filmmakers Forum
  • Idaho Shorts Program
  • Shop Talk: Post Production with The Farm
  • Film Screenings
  • Film Lab: Colewell work-in-progress screening and moderated discussion with the writer/director Tom Quinn
  • Shop Talk: Post Production with The Farm
  • Patrons Vision Dinner
  • Awards Bash w/ Music by Foxing at Whiskey Jacques' where Alex Ross Perry will receive the Rising Star Award for Directing and attend the screening of Her Smell, Fisher Stevens will receive the Snow Angel award and attend a screening of Tigerland
  • Meg Ryan will receive the Vision Award at a private dinner

Sunday Mar 17th 

  • Coffee Talk with Meg Ryan
  • Film Screenings including Running With Beto


2019 Films:

Her Smell
In Fabric
Long Shot
The Mountain
World Premier of The Parts You Lose
The Parting Glass
The Sound of Silence
Always in Season
World Premier of Apollo: Missions to the Moon 
The Biggest Little Farm
Breaking Habits
David Crosby: Remember My Name
Hail Satan?
World Premier of Hostile Planet: Mountains 
Running With Beto


2019 Sun Valley Film Festival