In January 2017, we partnered with Idaho Laugh Fest to bring the Treasure Valley the greatest cinematic belly laughs of all time! Featuring 12 films - local, national and international, over two nights at The Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise, our first annual Comedy Shorts Film Festival was a total blast.
The Festival's "Best of the Fest" award went to the film "Swipe" by April Matson and Scott Grady. Huge thank you to Idaho Laugh Fest for partnering with us and giving us a shot at bringing some cinematic laughter to the Treasure Valley.
Our second annual Festival, #BFF2016 (program here) was an incredible affirmation to the amazing local talent we have here in Idaho. We all made new BFFs again, and we are so lucky to have been able to highlight numerous films and filmmakers from around the globe. Thank you to everyone who submitted their films and who attended our screenings, parties, and everything else #BFF2016! Included below are the film posters for each screened film as well as our #BFF2016 award-winners. We are also incredibly grateful for our 2016 Sponsors and Venues.
- The Hot Potato (Best Idaho Film) - "Cougar" directed by Will Von Tagen and Lincoln Lewis
- Best Documentary Film - "Oh, Beautiful" directed by Natalie Fletcher
- Best Feature Film - "Death on a Rock" directed by Scott Ballard
- Best Youth Short Film - "Voices of Fire" directed by Hugo Singular
- Best Director - Mike Vashro for "Bike Against the Wind"
2016 Sponsor BFFs
2016 Venue BFFs
Our first ever Festival, #BFF2015 was a total blast. Not only did we make a few new BFFs, but we were also able to highlight the beauty, importance and strength of film in the Treasure Valley and, on a greater scale, throughout Idaho. We were (and still are!) so excited to share our mission with the film community near and far. Thank you to all of the amazing filmmakers and film teams that submitted and attended! We are also incredibly grateful for our 2015 Sponsors and Venues (listed below).