The 2022 Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF), announced this year’s award winners with We Feed People, directed by Ron Howard winning the Audience Award; and top juried prizes going to Linoleum, directed by Colin West for Best Narrative Feature Film and Mama Bears, directed by Daresha Kyi for Best Documentary Feature Film.
The 2022 SVFF took place from March 30-April 3, 2022.
Winners of 2022 Sun Valley Film Festival Film Awards
Audience Award Winner
WINNER: We Feed People, directed by Ron Howard
Best Narrative Feature Film
WINNER: Linoleum, directed by Colin West
SPECIAL MENTION: Holy Emy directed by Araceli Lemos
Best Documentary Feature Film
WINNER: Mama Bears, directed by Daresha Kyi
One in a Million Awards – The One in a Million Awards honor feature length stories made for under one million dollars. One narrative and one documentary film are each awarded.
NARRATIVE WINNER: Karmalink, directed by Jake Wachtel
DOCUMENTARY WINNER: Sirens, directed by Rita Baghdadi
The SVShorty Award – The best short film across all categories. All shorts are eligible for this award.
WINNER: Last Days of August, directed by Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian
SPECIAL MENTION: Starfuckers, directed by Antonio Marziale
The Gem State Award – The best short film made in Idaho. The films in the Idaho Shorts program are eligible for this award.
WINNER: Meridian, directed by Aidan Brezonick
SVFF Film & Screenwriting Competition Winners
High Scribe Award – The High Scribe honors an emerging voice in screenwriting with Jared Stern, Zach Baylin and Trevor Groth, serving as judge and mentor of the contest. Three finalists were selected which include:
WINNER: Shooting at BAllerinas, written by Hank Isaac
Future Filmmaker Forum – Showcases student-made films and encourages students in their craft, storytelling and self-expression.
HOT SHOT WINNER: The First 280 Honest Words of My Life, directed by Ella Janes
2nd PLACE: Pho, directed by Ethan CHu
3rd PLACE: The Hole, directed by Piotr Kazmierczak