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Idaho Film Festival


InDidaho, an independent Idaho Film Festival, is inviting independent video and filmmakers to enter the first annual InDidaho film/video competition. The contest is informally titled, "Who has the next Napoleon Dynamite." Independent filmmakers from around the country can participate by entering a 20-minute or less "short" on any issue of their interest. As the independently produced Napoleon Dynamite was the most recent hit to be filmed in Idaho, the contest is searching for the next film destined to amass similar widespread success.

Competitors have between now and March 31st to write, produce and edit their own original short movie. The first prize winner will direct the music video featuring the winner of a concurrent Pacific Northwest Band Competition, backed by professional crew and equipment. Additional awards will also be given to the top three filmmakers.

A cover letter and $30 entry fee payable to InDidaho must be submitted along with the video/film to Northgate Reel Theatres before March 31 or online at All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The competition will be held on April 6 and 7 at the Northgate Reel Theatres at 6950 W. State St. in Boise.

InDidaho was started by Darin Marshall Ogden and integrated with his production company, Marshall Pictures LLC. His goal is to bring independent artists together to express themselves while raising money for his favorite charity, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

For more information, call 353-3252, visit, or e-mail