The Sun Valley Film Festival will present the Snow Angel Award to Chairman Jamie Redford and Executive Director Jill Tidman of The Redford Center, on Saturday, March 18. The Redford Center is a San Francisco based nonprofit organization supporting storytellers bringing social and environmental issues to life with the goal of producing films that foster awareness and action.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the Sun Valley Film Festival for this recognition and support of our work,” said Tidman. “It means a great deal to our team to be headed to Idaho to celebrate with the wonderful community of filmmakers and audiences there.”
Heather Rae, Idaho-raised native filmmaker (Frozen River, Tallulah), will moderate Conversation with the Originals, a new SVFF panel that brings together the indigenous voices of the Idaho community and Standing Rock movement for an in-depth discussion. The panel includes Dr. LaNada War Jack, Sarah Sunshine Manning and Cody Lucich. War Jack is a Ft. Hall tribal member and long time activist and educator. Manning is a Duck Valley tribal member and from a family of leadership. Lucich is from the Maidu nation and a conscious filmmaker. All are a part of the Standing Rock movement and will bring the spirit of water protection to this powerful evening. The panel will include clips from Lucich’s documentary ‘Akicita’ about the Standing Rock uprising on the evening of Saturday, March 18.
SVFF’s Content panel, The Score, focuses this year on the art of scoring and supervising the key ingredient to all great films: music. On Friday, March 17, KCRW DJ and music supervisor Chris Douridas (American Beauty, Captain Fantastic, Shrek 2) and composer Nick Urata (Crazy, Stupid Love, Naledi) will take us on a behind-the-scenes journey through what it takes to create the soundtrack to your favorite films.