The Sun Valley Film Festival runs for several days every March, taking over various venues across Sun Valley and Ketchum for screenings, lectures, workshops and more.

    One of the major draws for young filmmakers is the annual Film Lab. Participants may submit nearly completed works in progress for adjudication to compete for a grand prize of up to $185,000 in professional Hollywood post-production services. The objective is to get projects over that last hurdle and across the finish line.

    For the 2020 Film Lab, the festival has enlisted Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Peter Farrelly as judge. He will view each submitted film and offer personalized feedback to every filmmaker before making his final selection.

    Farrelly took home two Oscars in 2019 as both screenwriter and producer for the Best Picture-winning film “Green Book,” starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, the latter of whom won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

    The Early Bird Deadline for submissions has now passed, but filmmakers may still submit by the regular deadline of Aug. 30 or the final late deadline of Sept. 23. Visit for details.

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