Utah Film Center Announces 2021 ‘Damn These Heels’  Programming Committee

Programming Committee Adds In-Theater Screenings at Rose Wagner to Compliment Outdoor and Online Streaming Experiences 

Passes On Sale for Longest Running LGBTQ+ Film Festival in the Mountain West

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Film Center announced today the 23 members of the Programming Committee curating the Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival set to run virtually, in theater and at two outdoor screenings July 9 through 18, 2021. The Programming Committee is composed of community members who not only program the films but also hold space for community involvement in the Festival in a wide variety of ways. Passes for Damn These Heels are on sale now and individual tickets will go on sale June 8. 

For the past 18 years, Damn These Heels has been a grassroots, community-supported Festival and that ethos remains true today. The Damn These Heels Programming Committee supporting Director of Programming, Ash Hoyle include: 

Atticus Reo, Cameron Asharian, Cat Palmer, Chris Smunk, Cristobal Villegas, Derrek Wall, Felipe Zurita Quintana, Griffin Hendrickson, Hans Heath, Jade Velazquez, Jeffrey Paris, Keith Turner, Ken Holleman, Laure Bender, Leila Salari, Lisa G. Aspinwall, Mara Lemesany, Mel Martinez, Stanford Rovig, Steven Baker, Timothy Morrise and Tony Griego.

Damn These Heels Director of Programming, Ash Hoyle, said, “It has been so energizing to work with such a thoughtful group of people to put together this year’s program. Their commitment to community and their wide breadth of experience and taste are such gifts.”

Damn These Heels Programming committee is seeking Utah-made short film submissions to screen during the festival. Entries are due by May 31. Email submissions@Damntheseheels.org

Damn These Heels 2021 is honored to have major support from the Dancing Llama Foundation and Terrence Kearns Stephens Charitable Fund.