SVC Sun Valley


Notification of Acceptance of Films:

All filmmakers will be notified by the 2nd week of July as to whether their film has been accepted as part of the festival program for 2006.

Submission Deadline and Requirements:

The Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2016 Festival, to be held from September 8-11, 2016. The deadline for Submissions is June 7, 2016. In extenuating circumstances, the deadline can be extended. Please contact the Festival Directors at, to discuss deadline extensions.

Films must be submitted as NTSC format DVD’s or VHS Tapes. DVD’s are preferred.

All films submitted are required to explore their particular theme in spirituality with intellectual honesty, and respect, and in a constructive manner that does not attack or degrade the belief system of any other spiritual tradition or institution.

A submission fee of U.S. $25 will be requested of each film maker that will be submitting their work to the festival. A check or money order can be made out to “Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival.” Please mail your submission to:

Dr. Mary Gervase
118 West Bullion St.
Hailey, Idaho 83333
(208) 578-5002

Spiritual Films – Defined

A spiritual film or documentary is defined as one that cherishes the human spirit, and / or, explores one or more spiritual traditions from around the world.

Other than these preliminary guidelines, each film maker will be free to decide how they want to interpret the term “spirituality” in their film.

Films – Formats and Genres

Feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations may all be submitted to the Festival to be reviewed by our screening committee. The genres can be comedies, dramas, thrillers, documentaries, etc.

The festival will screen films in both 35mm and DVD formats.
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