Utah Film Center PRIDE!

The Utah Film Center had a great weekend supporting the Utah Pride Festival. In fact, you should know we have a heart on for you <3.

Utah Film Center staff & volunteers ready to march in the 2014 Utah Pride parade
Utah Film Center staff & volunteers ready to march in the 2014 Utah Pride parade.

We kicked off the weekend at the Miss City Weekly Pride Pageant, where the Utah Film Center’s longest running festival, Damn These Heels (DTH) was one of the presenting sponsors. Congrats to Princess Nika for winning the crown! Check out the pics Austen Diamond took of the event here.

The 2014 Miss City Weekly Pride Pageant Venue.
The 2014 Miss City Weekly Pride Pageant Venue.

The next day Utah Film Center staff and Damn These Heels sponsors attended the Utah Pride Festival Grand Marshal Reception.

2014 Utah Pride Festival gounds
2014 Utah Pride Festival grounds
2014 Utah Pride Grand Marshal Reception decor.
2014 Utah Pride Grand Marshal Reception decor.

That night filmmaker extraordinaire and incomparable queen of the macabre, Peaches Christ, the amazing Princess Kennedy, and other Utah Film Center/Damn These Heels supporters, kicked off the DTH film festival with drag performances, drinks, and fun on at JAM SLC during the official Pride after party with the Utah Pride Center!

The Utah Film Center step-and-repeat was a success too—we have so many great pics! Check out the Utah Film Center photo gallery to find your pics.

Peaches Christ flanked by some of the Ladies of Marmalade
Peaches Christ flanked by some of the Ladies of Marmalade.
Princess Kennedy opening the DTH kickoff party.
Princess Kennedy opening the DTH kickoff party.

Saturday we screened two animated features, Khumba and Paranoman. Were you able to see them? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section below!

Finally, on Sunday Slug Magazine and Utah Film Center staff, volunteers, and supporters got up bright and early for a HUGE pride parade. The Pride theme was “Love = Love” so we teamed up with our partners, Slug Magazine, to create signs and adorable tshirts that fit within the theme. We had a bike brigade, roller skaters, walkers, and water guns. Slug mags were passed out and so were DTH save-the-date cards.

Holly Yocom, Utah Film Center executive director, Lou Borgenicht, Utah Film Center board member, Jason Myers, Utah Film Center development director
Holly Yocom, Utah Film Center executive director, Lou Borgenicht, Utah Film Center board member, Jason Myers, Utah Film Center development director
There was a huge crowd at the parade!
There was a huge crowd at the parade!
Look out! Some Utah Film Center marchers had water guns to cool off the crowd.
Look out! Some Utah Film Center marchers had water guns to cool off the crowd.

It was a memorable weekend. Did you participate in any Utah Pride activities? If so, tell us what you did below.