Damn These Heels is Coming to Your Living Room

Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival returns July 10-19, 2020 for our 17th year, this year with a twist – The Festival is coming to your living room! Films, Q&As, conversations, and more will be held online through our streaming platform. This means less worry about films overlapping, because you can watch them on your own schedule throughout the Festival.Films are available for the entire Festival with the exception of a special one-time screening of Holy Trinity. Tickets and passes are on sale now.

The annual festival explores LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art through showcasing dramatic and documentary films from around the world. Damn These Heels remains a community focused, grassroots, locally-produced festival with strong community partnerships. While no formalwear is required for “attending” the virtual event, heels are encouraged to feel the festival vibe at home.

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New This Year
The Festival is online this year. We are using a streaming platform that has been designed for festivals like ours, which means that it will be user-friendly. If you haven’t streamed from your computer to your TV before but want to participate in the festival, please reach out to us. We are committed to helping you navigate the online streaming platform to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible

A note about pricing: while the prices may look similar to last year, what’s different is that the price is really a householder price. This means one pass can provide everyone in your household access to enjoy films together without the need to purchase individual tickets & passes. Aside from Damn These Heels Drive-In, you can stream movies at times most convenient to you, on your own schedule – no movies will compete for your attention!

Tickets and Passes

Please note that films can only be viewed in the US, with some films restricted to the Mountain West region or Utah only.
Restrictions are based on your IP address location – check your location here. Each film page lists its location availability.

Individual Film Tickets are $10 per film
Tickets provide 48 hour access to the film through July 19. Visit individual film pages to purchase tickets.

Festival Passes start at $75

FESTIVAL PASS
 
  • Access to all online events: films, panels, and special events
  • Discount admission to the Festival’s drive-in film
  • Reserved “seating” at Damn These Heels signature online Film Events – You don’t have to worry about these films selling out!
  • Discounts with Festival partners
FESTIVAL PASS +
$100 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel
  • One commemorative rocks glass
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in

BUY ($175)

FESTIVAL PASS +
$250 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
FESTIVAL PASS +
$500 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel PLUS listing on Utah Film Center supporters section
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
FESTIVAL PASS +
$5,000 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel PLUS listing on Utah Film Center supporters section
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
  • Backyard theatre experience – during or after the Festival

We want to make sure all who want to attend the Festival can. If you cannot afford to attend the Festival please reach-out to us through this form.

Donations

Thank you for considering a donation in support of Damn These Heels. Your donation is an investment in arts and cultural opportunities that help us understand, heal, and celebrate the human capacity for innovation and perseverance. Harnessing the power of film to illuminate human experiences is what we are all about. Thank you for believing in us and in this festival. Please contact Meghan Horner, Development Director, to make a donation above the level of $5,000 or if you have any questions.

Read all about this year’s films and special events below!
All events are virtual/streaming events except for our Pop-up Drive-In! Most films are available throughout the Festival, films that have limited availability are marked.

Special Events
Festival Films
ANNE+
Anne is in the middle of moving when she encounters her ex-girlfriend ...
BIPOC CENTERED SHORTS
This film program is a tribute to the amazing stories and histories ...
BREAKING FAST
Based on writer-director Mike Mosallam’s popular short of the same name, Breaking ...
DOCUSHORTS
These docushorts are the best of the best from this year’s queer ...
DOG VALLEY
The 1988 kidnapping, rape and murder of 28-year-old gay Southern Utah University ...
DRAMATIC SHORTS
This year’s drama shorts program highlights valuable and interesting stories of queer ...
EMA
Decorated writer and director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Neruda) constructs an unwieldy, bombastic, ...
HOLY TRINITY <em style="font-size:0.75em">Available only July 18</em>
Please note: We have switched to a new file from the distributor ...
JULES OF LIGHT AND DARK
Maya is a college student making her way through recognizable coming-of-age experiences ...
KEYBOARD FANTASIES: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
What do you know about Beverly Glenn-Copeland? The shortest answer is probably ...
MAKING SWEET TEA
Making Sweet Tea documents the scholar and playwright E. Patrick Johnson as ...
ONE TAXI RIDE
In Mexico City, life forever changes for 17-year-old Erick on a late-night ...
PIER KIDS
Ballroom culture has hit the mainstream. Hard evidence for this claim exists ...
QUEEN OF LAPA
The woman is Luana Muniz, a well-known trans-rights activist as well as ...
QUEER JAPAN
On the other side of the globe, an array of artists and ...
SAME-SEX ATTRACTED
College is a time for exploring who you are and how you’ll ...
SHORTS TO BEDAZZLE AND PERPLEX
This colorful, experimental, and artistic program will make you want to dance ...
SONG LANG
Vietnamese-American director Leon Le grew up obsessed with the dream to become ...
THE ARCHIVETTES
“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With ...
THE PRINCE
The Prince begins and ends with a crime of passion. Between these ...
THE SURROGATE
Writer-director Jeremy Hersh conjures a timely ethical drama with vibrant millennial energy ...
THIRST
Two outcasts from society, the drug-addicted Hulda and the thousand-year-old gay vampire ...
TRANSKIDS
The film follows four Israeli transgender teens over a period of four ...
UNSOUND
Noah is a restless musician who spontaneously quits his current gig to ...
VARIAÇÕES: GUARDIAN ANGEL
The eccentric rock star Antonio Variações is a queer icon few have ...
WELCOME TO CHECHNYA
Welcome to Chechnya is a powerful, unflinching look at one of the ...

Please note that films can only be viewed in the US, with some films restricted to the Mountain West region or Utah only.
Restrictions are based on your IP address location – check your location here. Each film page lists its location availability.

Individual Film Tickets are $10 per film
Tickets provide 48 hour access to the film through July 19. Visit individual film pages to purchase tickets.

Festival Passes start at $75

FESTIVAL PASS
 
  • Access to all online events: films, panels, and special events
  • Discount admission to the Festival’s drive-in film
  • Reserved “seating” at Damn These Heels signature online Film Events – You don’t have to worry about these films selling out!
  • Discounts with Festival partners
FESTIVAL PASS +
$100 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel
  • One commemorative rocks glass
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in

BUY ($175)

FESTIVAL PASS +
$250 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
FESTIVAL PASS +
$500 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel PLUS listing on Utah Film Center supporters section
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
FESTIVAL PASS +
$5,000 DONATION

All benefits of a Festival Pass plus:

  • Festival welcome packet
  • Listing on pre-festival reel PLUS listing on Utah Film Center supporters section
  • Two commemorative rocks glasses
  • Access to exclusive Festival events, including one reserved spot at the drive-in
  • Festival gift basket personally delivered
  • Backyard theatre experience – during or after the Festival

We want to make sure all who want to attend the Festival can. If you cannot afford to attend the Festival please reach-out to us through this form.

Donations

Thank you for considering a donation in support of Damn These Heels. Your donation is an investment in arts and cultural opportunities that help us understand, heal, and celebrate the human capacity for innovation and perseverance. Harnessing the power of film to illuminate human experiences is what we are all about. Thank you for believing in us and in this festival. Please contact Meghan Horner, Development Director, to make a donation above the level of $5,000 or if you have any questions.

Film tickets are $10 per film and Festival passes start at $75 – details here.

Films will be available starting Friday, July 10 at 10am through Sunday, July 19 at 11pm. The exception to this is Holy Trinity which is only available on Saturday, July 18 from 7pm to 10pm. You can pre-order titles now and will be emailed when the film becomes available to watch.

We want to make sure all who want to attend the Festival can. If you cannot afford to attend the Festival please reach-out to us through this form.

We have partnered with Eventive.org to bring you Damn These Heels content online. Their platform was chosen for its ease of use and ability for us to bring the Festival to you virtually at an afforable price.

You can watch films and participate in Q&A’s using your web browser on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

To watch on your TV you can “cast” or “airplay” if you have an Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Firestick or any similar device or smart TV, set your computer or mobile device to “airplay” or “cast” to the TV device. Unlock the program on Eventive Virtual Festival, then set your player window to full-screen using the icon at the lower right.

Additionally, if you have an Apple TV or Roku you can download the Eventive App app to watch films that you have already unlocked/purchased through your web browser. Please note at this time Q&As and other live streams are not available through the Eventive App and will require using your computer, tablet, or smartphone to view and participate.

Learn more about requirements for streaming films here.

  • Download the “Eventive TV” app onto your Apple TV or Roku
  • Once installed it will give you a code to sync with your watch.eventive.org account
  • Purchase/Unlock movies using your web browser on your computer, tablet, or mobile devices.
    The app can only playback films, not livestream events, chats, or recordings of live streams.
  • Movies should appear on your Eventive TV app under “My Content” – you many need to refresh the app or select “Browse Channels” and then reselect “My Content” for it to appear.

Most films and discussions are available to anyone who lives in the United States and has a US-based IP address – check your IP location here. Distributors for a couple of titles have requested that we geoblock, limit access based on IP location, to the Mountain West region or Utah only. Each film page lists the individual restriction for the title.

Have more questions? Email us using our contact form


Damn These Heels is a program of the nonprofit Utah Film Center and made possible by the support of individuals, foundations, and corporate supporters.

LEAD SPONSORS

Friends of the Festival
The LGBTQ Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah

Ultimate Software + PRIDE US
Jeff Paris
Programming Partners
Clever Octopus
Utah Pride Center
Equality Utah, Encircle
Gia Bianca Stephens
Nathan Chase Plummer
Savannah VanCartier
LGBT Financial
Queer Spectra Arts Festival
Dr. Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder
Skye Emerson
DJ Poltergeis
Utah AIDS Foundation
Jeffrey Winter
Harrison Archibald
Community Partners
Laziz Kitchen
Zest
Ogden’s Own Distillery
Media Partners
ABC 4
KUTV 2
PBS Utah
Q Salt Lake
SLUG MAG
Catalyst Magazine
KRCL
KUER
Production support
Primrose Productions
Osto Operations & Management
Madazon Can Can
Utah State Fairpark
Damn These Heels Individual Donors
$500+
Byron Russell & Monte Caldwell
Douglas Tilton & Daniel Gaffin
Jackie Biskupski & Betty Iverson
David Parkinson & Leo Silveira
$250+
Jordan Waite & Christopher Ebernhart
Danielle Fleming
Holly Tuckett
Robert Austin
$100+
Chad Anderson & Michael Bell
Jim Dabakis & Stephen Justesen
Randy Morris
Lisa Aspinwall & Susan Phillips
Sarah Ivy
Nathan Alexander
“BLACK LIVES MATTER” / Marcie & Dhiraj
Jared Hearts Blake
Chad Vansant-Webb
Terry Lucherini & Steve Martinez
Erica Walker
A special thank you to our volunteer programming committee
Ashley Hoyle
Atticus J. Reo
Derrek Wall
James Long
Keith Turner
Lisa Aspinwall
Mara Lemesany
Mel Martinez
Robert Doares
Steven Baker
Stu Nolan
Timothy Morrise