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This is Utah: Photo Contest

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Debra Vago
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This is Utah
Film Commission Invites Photographers to Showcase State

SALT LAKE CITY (November 2, 2017) – The Utah Film Commission is looking for talented photographers to showcase the state’s beauty and diversity. A new initiative, entitled ‘This is Utah’, launches this month, with a focus on bringing to life the state’s many unique, cinematic locations. The Film Commission is calling on photographers from around the country to share what Utah means to them.

With winning submissions set to exhibit at the Film Commission’s venue at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, they are challenging photographers to share location shots capable of inspiring filmmakers to bring their productions to Utah.

Virginia Pearce, Utah Film Commission director, said: “Our mission is to inspire creatives and visionaries to bring compelling stories to life here in Utah. Our state has a lot of hidden gems and back roads and we’re hoping to help reveal those spaces to new artists.”

A panel of industry judges will review all submissions and the Grand Prize Winner will receive VIP prizes, including a one-year subscription for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a gift certificate for equipment rentals from Salt Lake City’s Pictureline, and official Sundance Film Festival credential and film tickets.

Entries will be accepted throughout the month of November. Those interested in taking part in the contest can visit https://film.utah.gov/photocontest-18/ to register and submit their photographs. Full details, including entry instructions, official rules and submission requirements can also be found here.

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About the Utah Film Commission

As a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew & talent, support services, Utah locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The office also serves as liaison to the film industry, facilitating production needs across the state.

Almost 1,000 motion pictures have been filmed in Utah, including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, and 127 Hours, to list a few. Many episodic series have also filmed in Utah, such as Touched by an Angel, Andi Mack and Westworld.

For more information, visit film.utah.gov.

Contact Details  

For media inquiries, contact Debra Vago at filmpress@utah.gov.

For photography contest inquiries, contact Kenyon Virchow at kvirchow@utah.gov.

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