Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Utah Film Center is Utah’s preeminent, year-round source for high-quality and curated film programming that features engaging and thought-provoking stories from around the world. Utah Film Center is the only organization that provides free access to independent film in Salt Lake City on a weekly basis. Utah Film Center is known for its annual film festivals: Damn These Heels, which is Utah’s only LGBTQ film festival, and Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth, the only independent, international film festival for families in the mountain west. Through curated screenings, and our signature series, Through the Lens, which is offered in partnership with KUER’s Radiowest, Utah Film Center champions underrepresented voices and perspectives, and encourages diversity, empathy, and community-building. At least twelve times a year, Utah Film Center places community members in direct contact with filmmakers, through receptions and post-film discussions, providing the community with a behind-the-scenes view of the cinematic process and cultivating an appreciation for film.
In addition to film screenings, the Utah Film Center provides media arts education programs for students and teachers statewide through in-classroom activities, field trips with visiting guests, and accredited teacher professional development. Our fiscal sponsorship program has over 120 active projects and has had over 20 works premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and our Artist Foundry filmmaker co-working space supports independent filmmakers telling Utah-grown stories. In 2017, over 34,000 Utahns participated in our programs.