UTAH FILM COMMISSION ON MAIN

As the FESTIVAL HOST STATE, the Utah Film Commission welcomes you to a community space where Sundance Film Festival attendees can gather. Join us daily for locally made treats and fresh coffee. Drop in, charge up, connect to our free WiFi and pick up a limited edition Utah Film Commission pin.

625 Main Street
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26
10 a.m – 3 p.m.*

*Hours may vary

COFFEE WITH THE COMMISH

Join the UFC staff in the mornings for Coffee with the Commish, where you can meet with us and other local film industry professionals to talk about what Utah can do for your next project.

Jan. 20 – Jan.25
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Check below for the daily topics.

+ FRIDAY, JAN 20: WELCOME TO UTAH

Welcome to Utah!
From professional local crew & talent to casting and equipment rentals, Utah has all the resources you need to make your next film here. 

+ SATURDAY, JAN 21: LOCATIONS

Locations
Join UFC staff and veteran location managers to learn more about how to find the locations that make your film that much better and to make the most of the locations you have. 

+ SUNDAY, JAN 22: CASTING

Casting
CASTING for Filmmakers: Casting the right actors makes better movies, no matter what your budget. Local casting guru Jeff Johnson as well as talent agency reps will shed light on how to make the right choices.

+ MONDAY, JAN 23: EQUIPMENT

Equipment
Join local equipment houses to talk about the latest gear and what cameras, lights and lenses you need for the perfect shot.

+ TUESDAY, JAN 24: DOCUMENTARY

Documentary Resources
Discuss with the UFC staff and local doc filmmakers on why Utah can be a great resource for documentary filmmaking.

+ WEDNESDAY, JAN 25: UTAH'S DIGITAL FUTURE

Utah’s Digital Future
Visual FX, Content Creators, VR/AR and game designers are all finding a home in Utah and making big waves in the industry. Come hear from some of the best about what’s happening here.

It’s time to Sundance. Check out here what we have going on during the Festival.

+ FILMED IN UTAH AT SUNDANCE

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Throughout the festival will be congratulating the filmmakers along with the local cast crew of the four films that were accepted into this year’s festival.

Brigsby Bear / U.S.A. (Director: Dave McCary, Screenwriters: Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney) — Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins. World Premiere

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train / U.S.A. (Director: Sydney Freeland, Screenwriter: Shelby Farrell) — Cast: Ashleigh Murray, Rachel Crow, Tim Blake Nelson, David Sullivan, Danielle Nicolet, Sasheer Zamata. World Premiere

Wind River / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Taylor Sheridan) — Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal. World Premiere

Snatchers / U.S.A. (Directors: Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, Screenwriters: Scott Yacyshyn, Benji Kleiman, Stephen Cedars) — Cast: Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse, Austin Fryberger, J.J. Nolan, Nick Gomez, Rich Fulcher. World Premiere

+ PANEL DISCUSSION BY LATINO REEL

Sunday, January 22nd
3 P.M. – 4 P.M.
Utah Film Commission on Main
625 Main Street

The Importance of Creating Films of Stories that Have Not Been Told
Moderator: Robyn Moreno. Editor of Latina Magazine

Even with the recent success of Latino filmmakers, there is still a need
for more authentic Latino narratives and characters that can reference who
Latinos are today in the United States. How can Latino filmmakers take on
the challenge of exploring identity, Latino identity at a deeper level?
Demystifying the Latino experience is very important to affect the overall
culture, and the only way to accomplish that demystification is through
the media. The demystification of Latinos will happen as more actors and
filmmakers produce their own projects devoted to Latino culture. What will
it take to share the Latino identity through film, and why is it relevant?
How do filmmakers from other diverse backgrounds tell their stories? And,
how they breakthrough to become more relevant in an industry slow to
change?

+ KRCL'S BAD BRAD WHEELER LIVE BROADCAST

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Monday, January 23 – 25, KRCL’s Bad Brad Wheeler will be broadcasting live from our space on Main Street.

+ 2017 DRONE EXPO

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January 25, 2017
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Park City Film Studios
4001 Kearns Boulevard

The Mountain West Unmanned Systems Alliance (MWUSA) is holding their first Drone Expo during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Meet with film and other industry stake holders; see different ships and rigs on display and fly.

You may register for free here.

In association with: Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Park City Film Studios, Utah Film Commission

+ AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN CINEMA

Thursday, January 26, 2017
1pm – 3pm
Utah Film Commission on Main
625 Main Street

 A Conversation with, Cinematic Iconclast Director /Producer, Leslie Harris

AAWIC (African-American Women In Cinema) celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the feature JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T. Directed by Leslie Harris, which was the Official Selection in the Feature Film Competition that won The Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize in 1993.

+ UTAH FILM PINS - COLLECT 'EM ALL

Special for this year’s Festival, we’ve created 12 limited edition pins with Utah ties. Drop into our venue and start showing them off.

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Thanks to our local vendors for supporting Utah Film Commission on Main!