Rainy Treefort day #4 features filmmakers and family-friendly fun

Skatefort and Filmfort brought passionate partkakers together Saturday.
Posted at 7:06 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-24 03:00:16-04

BOISE, IDAHO — Hoards of festival-goers toughed the rain and clouds in downtown Boise Saturday for day #4 of Treefort Music Fest 2019.

Skaters and spectators filled the concrete jungle of Rhodes Skate Park in anticipation of the 4 o'clock music set by Nappy Roots. One 10-year-old girl on a skateboard said she's glad her mom brought her along to Skatefort.

"I like it cause, like, I don't know I think I just like skating to music," said Kaia Jorgensen, 10-year-old skater.

But music and skating were not the only shared passions on Saturday's multi-faceted lineup.

Cinephiles from Boise and beyond gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn to establish industry relationships and discuss the trials and tribulations of low budget filmmaking, which Idaho filmmakers must often do since the state does not provide tax incentives for making films.

"[Idaho's film industry] is very passion-driven, and I think that that's something that comes through in a place like Boise," said Alex Satterlee, Filmfort Director.

Satterlee, however, says Idaho's lack of filmmaking tax incentives cultivates positive aspects as well.

"When you're trying to do, like, D.I.Y. filmmaking, people are willing to come together to help out... it doesn’t have to be something that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. And then you can use that to try to go out and find money to do more stuff.”

So far, there has been a little bit for everyone at Treefort 2019.

The festival runs through Sunday. 6 On Your Side will keep you updated on the latest.