Big Screen Meets Blaine County

Idaho’s cinematic celebration continues with 6th annual film festival

Published online: Feb 20, 2017 Articles, Events, Family Fun Guide
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Want to get a taste of the red carpet vibe right here in the Gem State? All it takes is a short jaunt over to central Idaho for the Sixth Annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank.

This year’s cinematic soiree is set for March 15-19.

More than 60 films and TV premieres will be presented. That includes 5 world premieres, 16 documentaries and 14 narrative features.

The festival will open with the World Premiere documentary Blood Road starring Sun Valley local Rebecca Rusch on March 15 and close with the documentary Big Sonia on March 19.  Additional film highlights include The Hero, starring Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter and Nick Offerman, Custody with Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Burstyn and Tony Shalhoub, and Dina, winner of the “U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary” at Sundance. (Additional films, including the slate of selected short films, will be announced on the festival website at a later date.)

The film slate can also be viewed here.


Naledi tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness.
When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd
become tireless surrogate mothers to keep her alive.

For Sun Valley Film Festival details and tickets, visit

Festival updates also available on Facebook and Twitter.


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