1 Potato Short Screenplay Competition

Whether you have a short script that’s been sitting on your shelf, or you want to write something with the competition in mind, Sun Valley Film Festival and the 6th annual 1 Potato Initiative want to hear your story, and help the finalists take their idea from page to screen.

The winning script will receive $5,000 in funds towards shooting their film on location in Idaho, as well as having SVFF support from development to finished product. As a partner on the film, SVFF will connect the winner with seasoned filmmaker participants, arrange special networking opportunities with Industry experts, and help build a presence for the film as it begins its festival journey.

The winning 1 Potato short script will be announced at the 1 Potato Initiative reception during the 2020 Sun Valley Film Festival in March.


General Rules: 

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Must be 15 pages or less.

• Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

• Without exception, the winning script MUST BE FILMED IN IDAHO; do not submit your project unless you are able to commit to filming in Idaho.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival and Producers will be involved in the hiring of all cast and crew.

• While additional fundraising in encouraged, the script must be feasible to film on a limited budget.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival will receive a Made In Association With credit, as well as end credit scroll logo placement.

• Finalists will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire upon completing the program. 

• Finalized film must have its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival. 

The Sun Valley Film Festival developed the 1 Potato Initiative to support emerging filmmakers and incentivize filmmaking in the state of Idaho. We’re inviting the winner of the screenplay competition to use the 5k to bring their story to life by filming on location in Idaho.


OVERVIEW

Whether you have a short script that’s been sitting on your shelf, or you want to write something with the competition in mind, SVFF and the 6th annual 1 Potato Initiative want to hear your story, and help the finalists take their idea from page to screen.

The winning script will receive $5,000 in funds towards shooting their film on location in Idaho, as well as having SVFF support from development to finished product. As a partner on the film, SVFF will connect the winner with seasoned filmmaker participants, arrange special networking opportunities with Industry experts, and help build a presence for the film as it begins its festival journey.

The winning 1 Potato short script will be announced at the 1 Potato Initiative reception during the 2020 Sun Valley Film Festival in March.

Scripts will be judged on the strength of the story, originality/creativity, clarity, and feasibility of financial/location parameters.

The winning script must be filmed in Idaho. Do not submit your script unless you are able to commit to filming in Idaho.


BENEFITS FOR SELECTED FILMMAKER[S] INCLUDE:

• $5,000 prize towards film budget

• lodging and all-access credentials during SVFF

• rare networking opportunities with Industry established filmmakers

• inclusion in exclusive SVFF events

• highlighted world premiere at SVFF 2021

• SVFF brokered deals, guidance and opportunities


GENERAL RULES:

• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project submitted.

• Must be 15 pages or less.

• Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

• Without exception, the winning script MUST BE FILMED IN IDAHO; do not submit your project unless you are able to commit to filming in Idaho.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival and Producers will be involved in the hiring of all cast and crew.

• While additional fundraising in encouraged, the script must be feasible to film on a limited budget.

• The Sun Valley Film Festival will receive a Made In Association With credit, as well as end credit scroll logo placement.

• Finalists will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire upon completing the program. 

• Finalized film must have its world premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival. 

SVFF's 1 Potato Film Initiative