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“Spot On” 2013


The Power of Creativity is Now in Your Hands


  • Up to $6,000.00 in cash
  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival package
  • GoPro Hero 3 Camera package


CALL FOR ENTRIES – July 20, 2013

This contest is free and open to all Utah residents and Utah students.
Final submissions due by November 29, 2013.

The Utah Film Commission wants you to produce and direct their next commercial. This is a great opportunity as a local filmmaker to have your work seen by thousands of people including film industry professionals.

Contestants may submit individual spots or campaign style commercials. Up to eight (8) winning commercials will be chosen to represent the Utah Film Commission in the upcoming year. The winning spots will air on broadcast television during the Sundance Film Festival. A panel of judges consisting of motion picture and advertising professionals, will choose the winning commercials.

Winners will be awarded: $1,500 cash for EACH winning spot, 2014 Sundance Film Festival package. and official Utah Film Commission gear.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR: All that enter and submit a commercial spot will be placed into a drawing to win a GoPro camera package, which includes a GoPro Hero 3, 16 gigabyte SD card, and waterproof case.*


To produce and direct a 30 second commercial that promotes Utah as a viable place to make motion pictures. Your spots should be written and shot to communicate a message that will be seen as important by the target audience by using different advertising techniques. Always remember to keep in mind that your goal is to attract attention, hold interest, arouse desire and motivate action.


Utah is a premier place to shoot all filmed entertainment! Utah has world-class locations. Utah has a crew base that is second to none. Utah is an hour and a half from Los Angeles. Utah has a large talent pool.

Target Audience

Producers / Directors / Writers / Motion Picture and Television Executives

View all the past winners on our YouTube Channel.

*All specifications and requirements must be met.