13 Stories


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The Old Idaho Penitentiary is teaming up with i48 for the second annual “13 Stories” film competition, a unique opportunity for Idaho filmmakers to create short (4-7 minutes in duration) films inspired by true Idaho State Penitentiary stories and the men and women who passed through its walls. The filmmaker teams will have the opportunity to shoot their films on location at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. The Old Pen staff will contact each team to schedule time to shoot between May 1- August 30. The deadline for turning in finished films will be September 1 @ Noon.


All finished films will be included in two screenings at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. The first, a screening and awards ceremony for the filmmaker teams, takes place Friday, September 10, and the second will be a public gala “13 Stories” event on Saturday, September 11. Public ticket sales begin Tuesday, August 10 for both nights, and food trucks, concessions, and no-host bar will be available. Staff and Audience Choice awards with cash prizes will be given to winning films on September 10, after pre-judging process.


Registration will open on-line March 14, 2021 @ 10AM. Registration for this event is FREE. The sign-up deadline is April 18, 2021. When registering, teams will need to include their top 3 profile choices so be sure to go in and do some browsing to be prepared.


The inmate profiles selected by the Old Pen staff for the 2021 competition are available online.


 Click Here to download the profiles (Right-click, save as…)


There are only 15 spots so don’t wait to sign up, profiles will be assigned in the order the teams sign up.


For additional information, contact Jacey Brain at the Old Idaho Penitentiary at 208-334-2844, or jacey.brain@ishs.idaho.gov.



We really want to have in-person screenings. Since it is unlikely The Flicks and The Egyptian will be open to full capacity by early June, we are pushing back the i48/2021 dates.


Competition: July 30-August 1

“All Films” Festival at the Flicks – Saturday, August 7

“Best Of” Screening and Awards Ceremony at the Egyptian – Sunday, August 8


We will pivot to a virtual event if needed but are cautiously optimistic we will be back in the theatres!


i48 February Challenge


Due to the remaining uncertainties posed by COVID-19, there will be no i48 February Challenge in 2021.




Congratulations to all of this year’s participants, and to all the winners! There were some really great films.


Here are the award winners:


Best Gore/SFX: Insolvent.mov – Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Scream Queen: Marley Snow-King in Insolvent.mov – Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Baddie/Villain: Tanner LeMay in The Good News – Pineapple Productions
Best Film: Insolvent.mov – Wiser Wolves Productions


The films will still be available to screen at the following links:



Block 1 – https://vimeo.com/460108162

Block 2 – https://vimeo.com/460111059



Block 1 – https://youtu.be/JmAxRn45jKs

Block 2 – https://youtu.be/Ao-k1BGcfrQ


Screening Block 1:

Nevermore – Descent
Newton to Newton Productions – 1820
Capital B Films – Cronos
Leave It To Chance Pictures – The Beauty Butcher
Hall Films – Tent Terror
Monkey Boo Films – The Fades
PWP Films – Hobo Erectus
Amateur Experts – Professional Killer
Lane Productions – Ghosting 101
The Stull Train – Lone Lady
DoBetter Media – Will


Screening Block 2:

Clam City – Open House
Jormungandr Productions – Dammit, Dad
Wiser Wolves – Insolvent
Pineapple Productions – The Good News
First Contact Films – Enclosed
Jebus Crust – Ryder Die
Rat’s Nest Productions – RPG RIP
Media Puppet – Today
Tailor Red – Scopaesthesia
Parallel Production – Delay
Twice Canary Films -Tara






Comedy Shorts!

Congratulations to all the filmmakers who participated in the February Challenge! It was good to be able to laugh during these times.


Here are the winners of the awards!


Best Screenplay – “Truths” by Newton to Newton Productions

Best Technical Achievement: “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” by Flying Fedora Films

Best Actor: Brandon Freeman in “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” By Flying Fedora Films

Best Actress: Nicole Stull in “Truths” by Newton to Newton Productions

Best Film: “The Rebirth of Clint Horowitz” by Flying Fedora Films


If you missed the event, here is the link to watch the films:

Vimeo  – https://vimeo.com/438390037

Congratulations to all the i48 Winners!


“Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions


Best Sound/Music: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films
Best Cinematography: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films
Best Actor Sebastian Mendoza in “The Papermaker” by The Phil Makers
Best Actress Marley Snow-King in “Kritical Kappa”
2nd Best Film: “Kritical Kappa by Jorgmungandar Productions
Best Film: “Baking With the Cushmans” by Hall Films


Best Sound/Music: “Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions
Best Cinematography: “The Silver Rabbit” by Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Actor: Matthew Durand in “The Very Clean Story of Jaime Bankson” by Purple Fist Productions
Best Actress: Victoria Horn in “Encountered” by Fishdawg Productions
2 nd Best Film: “Silver Rabbit” by Wiser Wolves Productions
Best Film: “Bankson and Biggs” by Newton to Newton Productions