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Idaho's Glorious Sun Valley Film Festival Unveils 2014 Prize Winners

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 18, 2014 at 5:16PM

Give it a few years, and the Sun Valley Film Festival, nestled in the Gem State's titular resort town, a haven for Hollywood types throughout the years, could be a spring Telluride -- an "it"-event that cinephiles and industry bigwigs won't want to miss. Here is the 2014 festival's list of prize winners.
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'Little Accidents'
'Little Accidents'

Give it a few years, and the Sun Valley Film Festival, nestled in the Gem State's titular resort town, a haven for Hollywood types throughout the years, could be a spring Telluride -- an "it"-event that cinephiles and industry bigwigs won't want to miss. 

Below is the full list of 2014 Sun Valley awards winners. The jury: producer Caspar von Winterfeldt, director Fredrik Bond ("Charlie Countryman"), actor Peter Cambor ("NCIS Los Angeles"), actor Michael Weaver, actress Pell James Burns ("Lincoln Lawyer," "Zodiac") and director William Olsson ("An American Affair").

Vision Award

"Little Accidents" (dir. Sara Colangelo, producers Jason Berman, Anne Carey, Tom Fore and Summer Shelton)

"One-In-A-Million Awards," honoring feature length films made for under $1 million:

Narrative -- "Blue Ruin" (dir. Jeremy Saulnier)

Documentary -- "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" (dir. Anthony Powell)

Audience Award:

"Supermensch" (dir. Mike Myers)

Gem State Award, honoring an Idaho filmmaker:

          Andrew and Nathan Garcia for "The Lighthouse"

Gem State Junior Award, recognizing the best short film made by an Idaho student 18 or younger:

Ethan Holt, "The Mind Absent of Silence"

Hot Shot Award, presented to the best film helmed by a student filmmaker:

Malone Lumarda, "Black Rock Creek" 

Shorty Award, presented to best short story film:

"Le Refuge" (dir. Elliot Thomson)

Focus Award, celebrating a cinematographer:

Zack Spiger, "Run"


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.