MARCH 22, 2012



Sun Valley Film Festival
2012 Sun Valley Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Sun Valley, ID -- The Sun Valley Film Festival is proud to announce our winners in the following categories:

ONE IN A MILLION -- This award honors feature length stories made for under a million dollars. It was presented in the Narrative and Documentary categories and sponsored by IndieFlix, who offered distribution to the winners.

Magic Valley (Narrative)
War Elephants (Documentary)

AUDIENCE AWARD -- The SVFF Audience Award is the voice of the people and was presented at the festival's closing ceremony by actor Scott Glenn.

Soda Springs

VISION AWARD -- This award recognizes a producer's ability to keep a dramatic, feature length, film in focus during the journey of the project.

Producer Heather Rae  -- Magic Valley

GEM STATE AWARD -- Presented by festival sponsor Zions Bank, this $1,000 jury prize recognizes an Idaho filmmaker whose work best reflects the beauty and diversity of the Gem State, and was awarded at the Alaska Airlines Closing Ceremony party in Ketchum Town Square.

Director Jaffe Zinn -- Magic Valley

"It was a pleasant surprise when the festival sold out of more than 49 films in our lineup and we had the opportunity to meet Sun Valley's demand for second screenings for more than ten of the films," said Executive Director Teddy Grennan. "All along we had been hoping for a base hit, but with the valley's overwhelming support, it felt like we stole second."
More than 60 films screened at the inaugural festival, which brought filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience the best of the entertainment industry.
For more information about the Sun Valley Film Festival, visit



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  Photo at the top courtesy:
The Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho


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