This is one of those Film Festivals that seems to pass me by each year. You know those events where you say, "OH! I didn't even hear about that!" We fixed that this year with a Sun Valley Film Festival "Ultimate Fan Pass" for you and a guest!

These passes were gifts to our listeners and you NEVER know who you might run into. The Iron Man co-queen Gwenyth Paltrow will be on a panel receiving an award and that's just a taste.

Here's what you could win:

  • (4) Film screenings
  • All SVFF Panel & Programs include Screenwriters Lab, Film Lab, The Score, Women in Film Panel and more.
  • And there will be plenty of SVFF freebie events including the morning Coffee Talks, select films, and a Salute to Warren Miller street party on Thursday night for the official kick off.

Make sure to become a Friends with Benefits member and Tap Dat App to win these free passes.

Don't wanna wait to ensure your ticket in? I've posted the prices below with links. You will also find five reasons to attend if you're looking for excuses!

Insiders Pass - $1000 (First Priority Admission)

  • Insiders First Look Cocktail Reception
  • Invitation to Festival Opening Party
  • Unlimited Films
  • Screenwriters Lab
  • The Film Lab
  • Coffee Talks
  • SVFF Awards Bash
  • Sorry I like to Party Party
  • Pioneer Party
  • Festival Jacket
  • Salon Series with Industry Insiders
  • Lunch by local chefs
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits including special perks/samples.

Festival Pass - $500 (Unlimited in Festival Access

  • Unlimited Films
  • Screenwriters Lab
  • The Film Lab
  • Coffee Talks
  • SVFF Awards Bash
  • Sorry I like to Party Party
  • Pioneer Part
  • Salon Series with Industry Insiders
  • Lunch by local chefs
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits including special perks/samples.

Party Pass - $200 (Second Priority Admission)

  • SVFF Awards Bash
  • Sorry I like to Party Party
  • Pioneer Party
  • Salon Series with industry insiders
  • Lunch by local chefs
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits.

Film Pass - $150 (The Film Lover's Passport)

  • Unlimited Films
  • Screenwriters Lab
  • The Film Lab
  • Coffee Talks

What is this festival all about? Is it just for the celebrities? How does it work? The Sun Valley Film Festival brings together fans of film and festivals to unite them with the stars. This isn't just an industry event, but you might say it's intimate.

Gwyneth Paltrow will be one of the many celebrities in attendance including the recipient of the Vision Award.

The SVFF Vision Award pays tribute to an industry icon that has provided the keen insight, influence and initiative to fulfill their creative vision. We have already honored Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Geena Davis and look forward to continuing this proud tradition at the SVFF 2018.

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    Sun Valley Is Our Close Neighbor

    My #1 reason to visit the Sun Valley Film Festival is the location. It's about 2 h 45 m from Boise and that makes it easier to drive down without having to spend on lodging. You'll only need to worry about gas, food, and admission.

    Trust me! That's enough.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow! Gwyneth Paltrow!

    She might play Tony Stark's personal assistant and love interest but she's much more than that. Gwyneth an Academy Award winner, Golden Globe winner, and Emmy Award winner.

    Paltrow will be speaking and be receiving the 2108 Vision Award.

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    Kate Bosworth

    Kate Bosworth will be the Pioneer Honoree and is the first female producer to receive the award. You might recognize Kate in these films: The Domestics, Black Rock, Blue Crush, Big Sur, Homefront, The Horse Whisperer, Still Alice, Straw Dogs and Superman Returns.

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    Yahya Abdul - Mateen II

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is fresh off a few big movies including The Greatest Show acting alongside Hugh Jackman. He also plays next to most women's man crushes Dwayne Johnson and Zac Ephron. Add his villain role in DC's upcoming Aquaman.

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    A Celebrities Getaway

    Sun Valley has been forever known as a local spot where Hollywood's most elite frequent. You might even call it a "hotspot".

    Visit the Sun Valley Film Festival and you might run into Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and more. This festival could have even more than that. There's no rush of paparazzi, it's a break from the city, and they love to hit the slopes.

    Make sure your phone is charged! Your social status is about to go "All The Way Up!"

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