Now in its seventh year, the Modern Hotel and Bar is proud to present 39 Rooms Film Festival: a permanent, revolving showcase for independent short films. 39 Rooms, in conjunction with the Sun Valley Film Festival, gives filmmakers the chance to show their films on a dedicated channel in every room of the Modern Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Selected filmmakers have up to a year-long, public venue in which to showcase their films. Hotel guests can enjoy the films at their leisure, can comment on the films, choose their favorites and contact the filmmakers for copies. The Modern Hotel informs guests of the films playing in the rooms and provides information on the films and filmmakers. Not only will the films have a year-round presence at the hotel, but selected films may also have the opportunity to be showcased at other venues locally, regionally and nationally, at a future date.
We do not have a set date to show the films to the public. We change the program periodically throughout the year and filmmakers will be notified about the status of their films at various times during the year, depending on the program.
Filmmakers whose films are selected are offered accommodations at the Modern Hotel, bar and restaurant and will receive a small artist stipend of $250 per film.
We accept all short films, preferably under 30 minutes in length. Our program is an eclectic mix of films from around the world and includes narratives, documentaries and experimental art films.