Make it a Spring Ski & Cinema Weekend in Sun Valley -- Stars, Films, Music, Sun, and Ski Deals Shine at Sun Valley Film Festival

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Love the movies? Love to ski? Enjoy both this spring during the second annual Sun Valley Film Festival weekend, March 14-17, 2013. The Sun Valley Film Festival is back with more events and new lodging, lift and festival pass package deals for those who want to take a few turns on the slopes while also enjoying a curated slate of over 50 cutting edge films and TV premieres.

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Love the movies? Love to ski? Enjoy both this spring during the second annual Sun Valley Film Festival weekend, March 14-17, 2013. The Sun Valley Film Festival is back with more events and new lodging, lift and festival pass package deals for those who want to take a few turns on the slopes while also enjoying a curated slate of over 50 cutting edge films and TV premieres, fabulous parties with top entertainment by indie rockers Built to Spill, engaging coffee talks with industry insiders like Hollywood legend Jodie Foster, a Screenwriters Lab, and a spectacular Alaska Airlines Après-ski Closing Awards Ceremony.

To celebrate the Sun Valley Film Festival and the outstanding spring skiing that is a hallmark of Sun Valley, the Sun Valley Resort is offering several special Festival packages which bundle discounted lodging, lift tickets and festival passes into one low price. The Stay-Ski-Screen Festival package is $145 per person per night/double occupancy, which includes lodging at the historic Sun Valley Lodge or Inn, a ski lift ticket and a Sun Valley Film Festival Pass. Other deals include a Film Buff Festival package and a VIP Reel Suite Festival package.

Other festival film pass and lodging package deals include $185 per person per night with breakfast at the Knob Hill Inn, and $136 per person per night at ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Sun Valley.

Festival sponsor Alaska Airlines is offering great fares on its daily non-stop flights to Sun Valley from Seattle and Los Angeles. Delta Airlines also serves the area with direct flights.

The idyllic mountain resort setting of Sun Valley, the original ski town steeped in Hollywood history, provides a truly unique location for this lauded new film festival. When Sun Valley Resort opened its doors in 1936, celebrities flocked to play at the glamorous new winter wonderland and Hollywood’s love affair with “America’s first destination ski resort” began. To celebrate the area’s old school Hollywood heritage and bring it into the 21st century, the inaugural Sun Valley Film Festival was launched in March 2012 and was an instant success.

This spring, filmmakers from around the world will once again bring their vision to the Sun Valley Film Festival and movie lovers are invited to watch it come into focus. Over three days, the Festival will screen more than 50 curated films and each day will begin each day with a Coffee Talk - a morning series where filmmakers and industry experts engage the audience in a range of topics. Some notable film producers, actors and directors already committed to participate include Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster, Jim Burke, The Descendants, Josh Pate, Mirror Mirror, Will McCormack, Celeste & Jesse Forever and Jonas Pate, Shrink. Idaho’s own indie rock legends Built to Spill, along with opening act Finn Riggins, will be rocking the Festival’s Main Event at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum, Alaska Airlines is hosting the exciting Après Ski Closing Awards Ceremony, and there will be non-stop films and activities throughout the weekend.

The 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival is presented by Zions Bank. Other major sponsors include Alaska Airlines and Nat Geo WILD.    Get details and tickets at sunvalleyfilmfestival.org. Get updates Facebook (SunValleyFilmFestival) and Twitter (SunValleyFilm).    

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Carol Waller, CW Communications, 208 720 3965, carol(at)cw-communications(dot)com

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Laurie McConnell