'This is going to be the new Sundance'

Published: Oct. 16, 2016 at 8:28 PM MDT
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Twin Falls may have a new film festival tradition, at least that's what its creators think after the first ever Sandwiches Film Festival this weekend.

It was held Friday and Saturday at the Orpheum Theater. The festival featured 29 independent films and there were film makers from across the country and even from other countries.

The creators say the festival was a hit with the filmmakers and they think the Sandwiches Film Festival has a bright future.

"I think it's going to get bigger and better every year as we continue to grow and bring in good quality films," said Ray Chao, the festival director.

Katie Neff, the festival's assistant director has high hopes as well.

"This is going to be the new Sundance, the new Sun Valley Film Festival. I mean once the word gets out that this was so fun, so great, it's going to grow," she said.

Sandwiches is an acronym for the type of film categories. It stands for shorts, animated, new filmmakers, diversity, webseries, international, comedy, horror, experimental and student.