Utah Film Center offers artist support with an alternative program known as fiscal sponsorship. Artists and filmmakers in need of funding can apply to our fiscal sponsorship program online and approved non-commercial film projects are eligible to use the Film Center’s nonprofit status, rather than establishing their own. We are proud to announce that four of our fiscal sponsored projects are at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival with three of films making their world premieres. Scroll down to watch the trailers!
EX LIBRIS: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Directed by Frederick Wiseman / North American Premiere
Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman (In Jackson Heights, National Gallery) takes his cameras within the walls of the New York Public Library.
ONE OF US
Directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady / World Premiere
Oscar-nominated documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp) penetrate the insular world of New York’s Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.
Directed by Nora Twomey / World Premiere
Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells the extraordinary story of an 11-year-old Afghan girl who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling.
Directed by Erika Cohn / World Premiere
A vérité legal drama about Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first woman appointed to a Shari’a court in the Middle East, whose career provides rare insights into both Islamic law and gendered justice.