Lift Line: Sun Valley Film Fest

By Blog Sun Valley staff

There has been a long and romantic relationship between the Film Industry and Sun Valley. It began when America’s original ski resort first opened on December 21, 1936, with a gala featuring some of the biggest star of the big screen of the day, like Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

And it continues this weekend as the Sun Valley Film Festival debuts by welcoming some of the most creative and innovative modern-day filmmakers to share their work for four star-studded days.

The festival features over 60 films with genres including Dramatic Features, Documentaries, Children’s Programming, Short Films, Television Series, Web Series and Idaho based films, including everything from low budget Indie films (like Travis Swartz’s "Nobody Cares," staring Boise actors Chris Thometz and Joe Golden) to big budget Hollywood flicks like “Friends with Kids,” starring the likes of Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm.

And the festival is already garnering national buzz for it’s unique judging categories like the "One in a Million" prize for films made for less than $1 million, and for films like Ryan O’Nan’s "The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best," Buhl’s own Jaffe Zinn’s "Magic Valley," starring Scott Glenn, and the 2012 Oscar-winning short "The Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."

Films are being shown at The Sun Valley Opera House and The Magic Lantern Theater from Thursday night, March 15th, through Sunday afternoon, March 18th. Check here for the full schedule and ticket prices and package options.