SVFF lights up the Valley with cinema’s best
March 29-April 2, 2023
things are looking a bit different at SVFF since last year’s festival wrapped. By expanding into year-round programming with screenings, events, talks, and receptions, we have emphasized our commitment to connecting the community through the power of storytelling. As a result, we had the honor of sharing three Academy Award® nominated films in the last 12 months (Women Talking, Navalny, Fire of Love), as well as screening indie darlings and first looks (Bruiser, Wildcat, Outer Banks). Additionally, we hosted first-of-their-kind interactive events like Movie Night in Sun Valley with the wonderful George Prentice and Boise State Public Radio.
As we continue to pilot new offerings throughout the year, we want to hear your feedback so we can tailor our films and events to your interests. So reach out! Say hello. Please share your ideas and desires for film-related programming to add to our Sun Valley community’s cultural fabric, extend the Festival’s excitement, and reach beyond its five days in the spring.
New and notable this year, SVFF is joining forces with Variety for their revered “10 Producers to Watch” list to recognize the most impactful scripted producers over the past year. Several of these esteemed producers will be in attendance with their films, allowing our audience to see why they were chosen. In addition, our Education Initiative is making strides with the Sun Valley Junior Film Competition (formally known as FFF) returning to the Festival along with the Screenwriters Lab competition. We’re just getting started, stay tuned for some exciting new initiatives to come!
We want to thank you for supporting us as we grow. From our new Founders Circle, whose keen insights and support allow us to think big, to our loyal Patron base, who give at a higher level because they believe, like we do, that the arts enhance the world around us. And we thank our attendees, who return each year, and our new friends, whose energy and enthusiasm fuel our work—we could not do it without you! We can’t wait for you to see what is in store for SVFF 2023. Stay tuned for exciting announcements, and see you at the movies!
—Candice Pate Director, SVFF & Teddy Grennan Executive Director, SVFF