Utah Film Center inspires and engages diverse audiences to initiate conversation and community building through curated film exhibition, educational programs, and artist support.
The best things in life are free—including over 86% of our programming!
Utah Film Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, continually strives to bring our community together through the powerful and efficient medium of film. We reach more than 38,000 film lovers annually through:
- Free screenings of documentary, independent, and dramatic films
- Post-film Q&As and discussions with visiting artists and professionals
- Outreach programs, including youth media education in Utah public schools
- Two annual film festivals
These ongoing programs raise awareness among and inspire audiences while preserving the cinematic culture in Utah. We provide a curated platform for independent voices year-round and best of all, more than 86% of our films, workshops, and events are free.
We collaborate with educational and community organizations–including the University of Utah, the Natural History Museum of Utah, KUER, and the Sundance Institute–to promote a diversity of ideas, provide forums for underrepresented groups, and develop new audiences for film. Our venues in Salt Lake City include the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, the Salt Lake City Public Library, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Our Utah Film Circuit and Traveling Tumbleweeds programs engage audiences in Moab, Ogden, Park City, Orem, Price, and West Jordan.
Additionally, we curate and organize three film festivals every year. Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth is the only festival of its kind in the Intermountain West, catering to our community’s youngest moviegoers and fostering the next generation of filmmakers and film fans. Our longest-running program, the Damn These Heels film festival, is a forum in which LGBT issues, ideas, hopes, dreams, and art are explored. Both Tumbleweeds and Damn These Heels have expanded to include year-round monthly screenings. Our third festival, TiltShift Festival, is organized by and for teens just beginning to discover their artistic potential.
Officers & Staff
enebeker [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
phubley [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
rwray [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
SHIFT Program Director
smontgomery [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Development & Grants Manager
lberbusse [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Accounting & Business Manager
mherbst [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
jhorne [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
jlevey [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Mariah Mann Mellus
Education and Community Manager
mmellus [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Dana R. Hernandez
Communications, Festivals, & Special Projects Manager
dhernandez [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
lmeans [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Creative Services Coordinator
mcoue [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Development & Events Coordinator
cnelson [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Executive Assistant to Geralyn Dreyfous
smohr [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Grassroots and Administration Coordinator
mpatterson [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Geralyn Dreyfous, Chair / Founder
Nicole Guillemet, Founder Emeritus
Kathryn Toll, Founder Emeritus