The best things in life are free—including over 86% of our programming!

The Utah Film Center 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 UtahKUER, 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

Geralyn Dreyfous
Founder/Board Chair

Elisabeth Nebeker
Executive Director
enebeker [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Patrick Hubley
Artistic Director
phubley [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Reagan Tolboe
Development Director
rtolboe [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Laura Berbusse
Development & Grants Manager
lberbusse [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Mario Herbst
Accounting & Business Manager
mherbst [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Jeff Horne
Development/Programming Manager
jhorne [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Josh Levey
Marketing Manager/Programmer
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

Leslie Means
Education Coordinator
lmeans [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Carly Nelson
Development & Events Coordinator
cnelson [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Sarah Mohr
Executive Assistant to Geralyn Dreyfous
smohr [at] utahfilmcenter [dot] org

Graphic and Creative Services provided by
Principal Kelly Schaefer


Geralyn Dreyfous – Board Chair
Hamid Adib
Lisa Allcott
Roger Armstrong
Pete Ashdown
Louis Borgenicht
Jim Bradley
Keb Brady
Deanna Byck
Jill Canales
Lisa Cluff
Lynn Dougan
Dani Eyer
Nicole Guillemet, Founder Emeritus
Karen Hale
Joe Hatch
Rochelle Kaplan
Sara Litt
Kathie Miller
John Milliken
James Morgese
Heidi Prokop
Piper Rhodes
Byron Russell
Susan Swartz
Kathryn Toll, Founder Emeritus