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Sun Valley Film Festival
Sun Valley Film Festival
Active Since 2018
Submissions now open for The Sun Valley Film Festival’s High Scribe Competition. Festival dates - February 28 - March 3, 2024
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High Scribe allows screenwriters to polish and develop projects, facilitate meaningful connections, and build an active industry community. This comprehensive program dives into storytelling from all angles, with a competition that shines a light on emerging voices, a residency to elevate projects to their highest potential, and the Screenwriters Lab at the festival to expose our community to the world of narrative storytelling firsthand - and so much more. 


The High Scribe screenwriting competition selects an emerging writer and welcomes the individual into everything SVFF has to offer; mentorship with our network of award-winning screenwriters and producers including Will McCormack, Chris Moore, and Heather Rae, a week-long residency, and access to panels and parties at the Festival.

The winner of the High Scribe Competition will be invited to return for a week later in the year as Writer-In-Residence at the historic Ernest and Mary Hemingway House, owned and operated by The Community Library.

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  1. - All submissions must be accompanied by a logline and a non-refundable entry fee.
  2. - Artistic statements, resumes, and bios are also welcome but not required.

- Applicants must submit ONE (1) copy of their screenplay or PDF file. (Please submit the entire script)

- Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry and fee.

- Submissions will not be returned.

- All fees are nonrefundable.

  • - All works must be original and unproduced as of January 1st, 2024

- Finalists will be notified in early February