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Sundance ’18: Quiet Heroes

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1517065701407{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Dr. Kristen Ries arrived in Utah in 1982, just as the first cases were surfacing of an uncontained, unidentified, deadly illness. An infectious disease specialist, and self-proclaimed “lover of detective stories,” Dr. Ries was immediately compelled to help. Over the subsequent...

Sundance ’18: Meet the Filmmakers

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1519340726318{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Local students are the largest group of volunteers at the Sundance Film Festival - many of them film students dreaming of bringing their own films to Park City someday. The Meet the Filmmakers series is a chance to connect students with...

Sundance ’18: Femme Fatales

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516752238363{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Over the past few months, women - in a quiet collective scream - have been telling a story at a frequency that is fracturing what was a seemingly impermeable power structure. Those among us who initially dismissed the #metoo movement are...

Sudnance ’18: Latino Reel – Holding Up the Screen

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516730371442{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Latino Reel cites 2016 as “the worst year in terms of Latinx onscreen visibility, despite Latino people accounting for about 23 percent of ticket sales.” Addressing this, the Latino Reel panel at Utah Film Commission on Main asked, how do we...

Sundance ’18: Location, location, location!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516632526022{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]From the urban lights of Salt Lake to the otherworldly arches of Moab, Utah offers an abundance of unique locations for film. City environments pose their share of challenges to a working crew, but toss in the unpredictable elements of nature,...

Sundance ’18: Welcome, Neighbors!

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516483120855{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]A full house gathered at Salt Lake City’s Rose Wagner Theater last night for the world premiere of Morgan Neville’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, a loving tribute to national treasure Mr. Fred Rogers. Governor Gary Herbert introduced the evening by...

Sundance ’18: Utah Film Commission on Main

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516393310514{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] The popular ‘Utah Film Commission on Main’ venue officially opened its doors today! Located in the center of the Festival action on Park City’s bustling Main Street, the Film Commission's official venue invites locals and visitors to warm up and recharge with...

Sundance ’18: Guide to the Festival

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1516164529842{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]For ten days in January, Utah plays host to hundreds of ground-breaking filmmakers and artists, as well as thousands of industry and film lovers. And with the 2018 Sundance Film Festival just around the corner, the host state’s Film Commission shares...

The Film Commission’s Guide to the Holiday Season

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1514310085302{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] Known for the ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’ and just a short ride from city to slope, it’s no surprise that Utah continues to be a popular winter destination for filmmakers. And with the holiday season in full swing, the Utah Film...

Three New Projects Approved for Incentives

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1513710304333{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"] The Film Commission is thrilled to announce the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of three new projects for Utah state film incentives, generating a combined economic impact of 1.3 million and creating 242 local jobs. Utah based documentary filmmaker...

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