Film Festival Names Honorees, Slates Events


That’s a wrap. Sun Valley Film Festival event details are set, distributed and ready for a live, in-person audience March 30–April 3. Information on this year’s festival and how to get passes can be found online at but for now, here’s a trailer:

SVFF’s awards and Coffee Talk format is back. There are four awards and 12 total recipients this year: Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler are the Vision Award honorees. The Pioneer Award recipient is Danny Strong and the Further Award recipient is Dr. Nathalie Douge. This year’s Rising Star Award went to the ensemble cast of “Outer Banks,” a Netflix series starring Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Drew Starkey and Carlacia Grant.

The awards will be presented at a celebratory dinner at the historic Roundhouse for patrons and special guests. That’s followed up with appearances from the honorees at the Coffee Talks Q&A events hosted at The Argyros over the course of the festival.

More than two dozen short films will be screened at this year’s Sun Valley Film Festival, with two world premieres, a U.S. premiere and 17 Idaho premieres.