The Sundance Film Festival and the legislative session is over, Spring is right around the corner and film production is ramping up.
It’s a busy start to 2017 for Utah film, with 4 shot in Utah films in the Sundance Film Festival and our first ever Film Day on the Hill.
From cool to snow, that’s Fall in Utah. Get the latest local film industry updates and information in the Fall 2016 Newsletter.
Recent Press Releases
Five New Film Projects Coming to Utah
Music video and classic literary adaptation among new projects approved
SALT LAKE CITY (March 9, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission today announced the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board approval of five new projects for state film incentives including a new music video by the band Imagine Dragons and a new take on the classic tale of Little Women.
Local’s Guide to the Sundance Film Festival
Utah Film Commission gives tips for Utahns
Salt Lake City, UT – All eyes will be on Utah next month as the 36th annual Sundance Film Festival gets underway, and the Utah Film Commission doesn’t want Utahns left out of the experience.
“Some of the best artists in the world come to Utah every January,” said Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission. “Sundance offers something for audiences of all ages, and plenty of opportunities for locals to take advantage of what is in our own backyard.”
Four Filmed-in-Utah projects to Premiere at
Sundance Film Festival
The Sundance Film Festival has rolled out its lineup for 2017 and four projects filmed in Utah are on it, the most in any year. Festivalgoers can attend the world premieres of three feature films (Brisgby Bear, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train, Wind River) and a horror-comedy series (Snatchers) that were all produced in Utah over the past year.
Utah Film News
It might be spring, but the cast of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack is still reminiscing on their time filming the show in snowy Salt Lake City, Utah.
In case you don’t know, Andi Mack is a coming-of-age story set to premiere on April 7 about a girl named Andi (well, duh!) who learns a *very* big family secret when her older sister, Bex, comes back home to visit.
The director (Sydney Freeland) of the film ‘Deidra and Laney Rob a Train’ was in Utah where the film was made. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown on Wednesday in Ogden.
If Virginia Pearce were seeking tickets to a Sundance Film Festival screening — say, “Brigsby Bear” — she knows just whom to ask: her older sister, Sarah.
But that request might mean that Sarah Pearce, Sundance’s managing director, would ask if Virginia, the head of the Utah Film Commission, wanted to introduce the Salt Lake City screening on Jan. 27.