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Idaho Directors, Musicians, Students Score Slots in Sun Valley Film Festival

Festival will showcase 20 short films, 13 student films and 15 music videos


The second annual Sun Valley Film Festival, which has already secured 33 feature-length dramas and documentaries showcasing the talents of Anne Hathaway, Robert Redford and Vanessa Redgrave, is quickly filling in its schedule Thursday, March 14-Sunday, March 17, by including 20 short films, 13 student films and 15 music videos.

Of the selected short films, five are world premieres and one is a North American premiere. Seven of the short movies were filmed either partly or entirely in Idaho: Exit Wound, directed by Hunter Holcombe; Magpie, directed by Joel Wayne; Mandrake Estate, directed by Zach Voss; Morning Mic, directed by Andrew Crawford; STZ, directed by Kirsten Strough; The Seed, directed by Christian Lybrook; and The Yellow Wallpaper, directed by Jesse Cordtz.

A number of Idaho elementary-school students will be excited to have their moment in the spotlight, when two different student films--each crafted by fifth-graders at Ketchum's Ernest Hemingway Elementary School--are shown during the festival's student film lineup, a competition open to filmmakers under 18.

Fifteen new music videos are also part of the festival, nine of them Idaho productions. Music videos produced in the Gem State feature the music of Jean Sebastien Audet, Finn Riggins, Gayze, T.W. Walsh, and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats.

The full Sun Valley Film Festival lineup and ticket information are available at