The best things in life are free—including over 86% of our programming!
The 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
- Three 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, our inaugural festival will take place in April 2015–we hope you’ll join us!
Officers & Staff
enebeker [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
phubley [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
rtolboe [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
PR & Communications Coordinator
dhernandez [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
lmeans [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Development & Events Coordinator
cnelson [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Executive Assistant to Geralyn Dreyfous
smohr [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org
Geralyn Dreyfous – Board Chair
Nicole Guillemet, Founder Emeritus
Kathryn Toll, Founder Emeritus