September 23-25, 2021


Filmfort is a 3-day festival celebrating the best of emerging independent cinema during Treefort Music Fest. We showcase diverse cinematic perspectives for audiences of all ages, ranging from the enigmatic to the experimental to the off-beat. In addition to film screenings, we host DIY film panels and Q+A sessions with Filmfort filmmakers in the heart of downtown Boise.


Established at Treefort in 2014, Filmfort has been bringing a diverse slate of films, rad vibes and exceptional indie filmmakers to Boise for 6 years.

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Chelsea Smith is a writer, filmmaker and musician with a love for all things indie media. New to the Boise area, she has worked as a Producer and Director primarily in documentary film out of Portland, OR and often in collaboration with NW Documentary. Her day job is currently in communications and marketing for higher education. Her short films and music videos have been featured at numerous Northwest festivals.


Ian Clark’s genre-fluid films have screened at festivals worldwide including Torino, CPH:DOX, BAFICI, DOXA and Borscht. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, he is a founding member and curator of Eastern Oregon Film Festival and Filmfort. His newest short film, Portrait of a Species, is currently in post-production.


Matt Wade is an animator, filmmaker, and experimental musician. He studied classical/2D animation at Vancouver Film School and cut his teeth in commercial work in Los Angeles before moving back to the Northwest to pursue more personal work. His second feature film, A Black Rift Begins to Yawn, has received funding support from Flies Collective and the Alexa Rose Foundation and is slated to premiere in early 2020.


Cody Gittings is a filmmaker and freelance director, cinematographer and editor, born and raised in rural Nevada and currently living in the increasingly unaffordable North End of beautiful Boise, Idaho. Cody has collaborated on both narrative film and commercial projects with such organizations as Treefort Music Fest, Boise Contemporary Theater, and Blue Cross of Idaho. He has received grants from the Boise Department of Arts & History, Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Alexa Rose Foundation, and the Idaho Film Office. In 2019/2020 Cody has vowed to remove himself from all social media platforms, pursue his newfound love for carpentry, and continue making good art with his friends in Idaho and beyond.


Lila Streicher grew up in the mildly sketchy neighborhood of Pennsauken, New Jersey before making her way to Boise. She was given her first camera (a Kodak using 110mm film) when she was 7 years old. For the next 10 years she tinkered with photography until, at 17, she started to take the craft more seriously. Visually, she now strives for the perfect moment where all the pieces come together to complete a balanced image. She recently acted as DP in her first feature film project A Black Rift Begins to Yawn directed by Matt Wade and set to release in 2020.