Rexburg’s Premiere Event Center Partners With Festival

We are excited to announce that The Atrium at Hemming Village has partnered with us to be the stunning venue for the festival’s Opening Gala on Friday, May 31st. A very special thank you to The Atrium’s director, Missy Pocock, for working with us on this formal event!

Be sure to check out The Atrium and if you have an event coming up, a wedding or a special dinner, please contact Missy and book the venue today!

More details on the Opening Gala will be made available at a later date, but we CAN mention that this will be a formal event attended by the festival’s directors, filmmakers, the festival’s partners and sponsors, and special guests. If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2019 season, please write to

The Atrium’s Official Website:


Television Actress to Teach Master Classes at Festival

Grand Teton Film Festival Welcomes Professional Actress to Rexburg.
Kacey Taylor will attend and teach at the local film festival in Summer 2019.


REXBURG, IDAHO– Actress and Producer Kacey Taylor is to lead Master Workshop Classes on the subjects of Acting and Networking at the Grand Teton Film Festival on June 1, 2019.

Taylor is an actor, singer, producer, motivational speaker, and self-awareness advocate. Her personal motto is, “Be true to you.” She strives to help and motivate others through her work.

The former BYU student studied Pre-Med and Musical Theater in college. Now living in Los Angeles with her husband, she studies acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and vocal training at McPhee International Studios.

Taylor is known for her performance in the award-winning short film Polar, and was seen in the popular, long-running television programs Scandal and CSI: NY. She has also performed in numerous regional musical theater shows with roles such as Betty in White Christmas and the Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat.

Information on the workshop classes offered during the festival can be found here. Enrollment for classes will open on February 1st, 2019.

Film Veteran to Teach Master Classes at Festival

Award-Winning Film Director To Teach at Local Film Festival
Craig Clyde set to teach two Master Workshop Classes


REXBURG, IDAHO– Film industry veteran Craig Clyde to lead Master Workshop Classes on Directing and Screenwriting at the Grand Teton Film Festival on June 1, 2019.

Television and film has been a major part of Clyde’s adult life. After entering the entertainment industry via radio and television in Montana, Clyde has performed as an actor in over 60 major films and television series. He is a member of Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actor’s Guild. Aside from acting, Clyde has written and directed many popular film projects.

The accomplished Director has worked with both feature film and television. Clyde has also written motion picture scripts as well as television dramas. His first Emmy® nomination was for his production of Captain Eddy’s Exit which he wrote, directed, and scored. Clyde is also responsible for co-forming Seerstone Entertainment, a Utah-based film production company, alongside his son, K.C. Clyde.

Films Clyde is responsible for include Miracle Dogs starring Josh Hutcherson; The Derby Stallion starring Zac Efron; The Last Mustang and The Family Holiday both starring Miranda Cosgrove and The Christmas Wish which is one of the highest rated programs on the Hallmark Channel. He recently wrapped earlier this year on his 22nd feature film Shoelaces for Christmas for BYU-TV and Gaumont of France.

Clyde also co-wrote the libretto for his first musical A Wall Apart that held its debut during the 2017 New York Musical Festival. The music was composed by Lord Graham Russell of the hit band Air Supply. A Wall Apart will be released regionally in 2019. More information can be found at

An original member of the Motion Picture Association of Utah and the Screen Actor’s Guild Branch in Utah, Clyde has taught and lectured at film festivals and universities across the country. His decades of experience will shine throughout these two Master Classes he is designing specifically for the Grand Teton Film Festival.

Enrollment for classes will open on February 1st, 2019. More information on the workshop classes offered during the festival can be found here.


Changes Made to Film Categories

We realized that there was a running time gap between Short Films (under 15 minutes), Feature Films (60+ minutes) and Documentaries (20-60 minutes).

To accommodate this gap between fiction Features and Shorts and to widen the scope of Documentaries, we combined these three genres into two categories: Feature Films (60+ minutes) and Short Films (under 60 minutes).

Documentaries are included in those two categories. So you now can have a Short Documentary (under 60 minutes) or a Feature Documentary (60+ minutes). Documentaries will still have their own award category as previously established.

During the film submission process, you will be asked to specify if your film is fiction or non-fiction so it can be categorized appropriately.

We also increased the running time for Animated Short Films from it’s previous specification of under 15 minutes to under 60 minutes.

We are excited about these changes that create more opportunities and greater flexibility for filmmakers! Becomes Festival Sponsor

We are excited to announce that Lensrentals has become a sponsor of the Grand Teton Film Festival. This highly popular camera and video equipment rental facility has been fundamental in the photography and indie filmmaking industries for many years.

They are devoted to quality customer service and satisfaction with the vast products they have available. We are proud to have them on board with us!

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The City of Rexburg Partners With The Festival

The City of Rexburg and the Rexburg City Cultural Arts Department have partnered with the Grand Teton Film Festival to provide venues for our workshops, meetings, and base of operations as well as for the festival’s street fair.  The venues include the historic Rexburg Tabernacle and Romance Theater as well as a block of Center Street.

We are very grateful to the City and especially to Cultural Arts Director Jackie Rawlins for supporting the festival and helping to make it a spectacular community event.

To learn more about these locations, visit:



New Festival Sponsor

We are proud to announce that The Bank of Commerce has become a Patron Sponsor of the Grand Teton Film Festival.
Their nearly 60 years of service has been a staple for Idaho residents and we are honored to bear their name.

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If you would like to donate to or become a sponsor of the festival, please click here.

Festival Announcement

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2018

Media Director


Major film festival coming to Eastern Idaho in Summer 2019

Grand Teton Film Festival is set for next May in downtown Rexburg.


REXBURG, IDAHO– Filmmakers and spectators are invited to come together for the 1st Annual Grand Teton Film Festival, a filmmaking competition and celebration, to be held in downtown Rexburg from May 31 to June 1, 2019.

The festival will occur at multiple nearby venues including workshops and film screenings hosted at Madison Library, the Rexburg Tabernacle, the Romance Theater, and Paramount 5. The Award Ceremony and Celebratory Concert will be held in the Madison High Performing Arts Center with emcee Jay Hildebrandt of KIFI Local News 8.

Steven Vest, Founder and Director of the Grand Teton Film Festival said, “The mission of the festival is to celebrate the art of film and filmmaking. We have created an exciting event with activities for everyone to enjoy that will continue to grow and become better each year.” The festival aims to help local filmmakers network with one another, gain valuable experiences, and learn from industry professionals. Material covered in the free workshops ranges from basic lighting and editing to screenwriting and directing.

Film submission to the festival is open to those 18 and older, though children and minors may submit projects through a parent or guardian. Film categories for the festival include Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Animated Short Films, Home Movies, and Music Videos. Filmmakers can also enter multiple films. Film submission opens Feb. 1, 2019. Email for additional information on submission requirements.

Grand Teton Film Festival is a nonprofit organization made possible by generous sponsors and volunteers. The festival board of directors welcomes the support of individuals, businesses, and organizations for this event. More information can be found at