2018 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival


23 Feature Films • 3 short film programs • Post-film discussions • Parties & more

A festival for all, that celebrates our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

Damn These Heels, the longest-running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West, has presented more than 220 thought-provoking and entertaining films over the years. Now in its 15th year, the Utah Film Center has added new programs, parties, and events to the Festival to enhance the guest experience and engage the community in a meaningful way.



Tickets and passes now on sale!

Individial film tickets $10 plus ArtTix service fees.

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QUIET HEROES
Friday, July 20 @ 7:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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THE WILD BOYS (Les garçons sauvages)
Friday, July 20 @ 10:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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SISTERHOOD
Saturday, July 21 @ 9 AM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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JUST CHARLIE
Saturday, July 21 @ 9:30 AM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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MAN MADE
Saturday, July 21 @ 11:15 AM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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MY LIFE WITH JAMES DEAN (Ma vie avec James Dean)
Saturday, July 21 @ 11:45 AM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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SHORT FILMS: Reverent

Saturday, July 21 @ 1:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING (Matrimonio italiano)

Saturday, July 21 @ 2:15 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre
 

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MR. GAY SYRIA
Saturday, July 21 @ 3:45 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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LEITIS IN WAITING
Saturday, July 21 @ 4:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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48 Hour Film OUT Project
Saturday, July 21 @ 6:00 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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TRANSMILITARY
Saturday, July 21 @ 7:00 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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SHAKEDOWN
Saturday, July 21 @ 8:45 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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WE THE ANIMALS
Saturday, July 21 @ 9:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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THE MISANDRISTS
Saturday, July 21 @ 11 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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CLOSE-KNIT (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)
Sunday, July 22 @ 9 AM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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SHORT FILMS: Irreverent
Sunday, July 22 @ 9:30 AM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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ANCHOR AND HOPE (Tierra Firme)
Sunday, July 22 @ 11:30 AM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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POSTCARDS FROM LONDON
Sunday, July 22 @ 11:45 AM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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ALASKA IS A DRAG
Sunday, July 22 @ 1:45 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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THE CAKEMAKER
Sunday, July 22 @ 2:15 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:15 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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TRANNY FAG (Bixia Travesty)
Sunday, July 22 @ 4:45 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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1985
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:15 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

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THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA
Sunday, July 22 @ 6:45 PM
Rose Wagner – Black Box

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IDEAL HOME
Sunday, July 22 @ 8:30 PM
Rose Wagner – Jeanné Wagner Theatre

 

PRE-FEST

Pancakes & Programmers

Sunday, July 15 | 11am-1pm | The Sun Trapp
General Public welcome
Film & Party passholders seated at VIP tables

Mingle with the Damn These Heels programming committee, chat about their favorite films at this year’s LGBTQ Film Fest and enjoy delicious pancakes flipped by the Film Center staff.


VIP Festival Launch Party

Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30pm–9:30pm | Eccles Terrace at the Red Butte Amphitheater
VIP packageholders only

Kick off the 15th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival at this VIP reception prior to the screening of Believer, presented in partnership with Sundance Institute for their annual Summer Film Series. Refreshments and cocktails will be served.


AT FEST

Splash Pad! Opening Night Party

Friday, July 20 | 9:30pm–11:30pm | Rose Wagner Black Box
Free for Film & Party passholders
$20 tickets available at the door

Join us at the Splash Pad “pool party” to celebrate the Damn These Heels Opening Night party after the Opening Night film! Refreshments and light food will be served. Each attendee receives two complimentary drink tickets.


DTH Lounge Cocktail Receptions

Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22 | 4:30pm-7:30pm | Rose Wagner Mezzanine
Film & Party passholders

Sit back and relax at our DTH Lounge receptions in between films with light refreshments and drinks. Film & Party passholders receive two complimentary drink tickets per reception.


Damn, It’s A Wrap!

Sunday, July 22 | 10pm-… | The Sun Trapp
Everyone’s Invited!

It’s a wrap! Join the Utah Film Center staff for a casual celebration after another fabulous year of the Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival.


48 Hour Film OUT Project
48 Hour Film OUT Project

July 13 – 15 | Salt Lake City

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge! The 48 Hour Film OUT Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a LGBTQ movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours.

All films meeting the requirements will be screened in partnership at the 2018 Damn These Heels Film Festival on Saturday, July 21st.

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.


Believer Trailer
Sundance Summer Film Series: BELIEVER

July 18 @ Dusk | Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

Utah Film Center is excited to kick off the 15th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival with a special FREE screening of Believer on Wednesday, July 18, presented in partnership with Sundance Institute for their annual Summer Film Series.

Pre-film reception for VIP package holders and sponsors! Keep an eye on your email for the invite.


To learn more about the roles we have available and to sign up for particular shifts scroll to the bottom of this page where the opportunities are listed in chronological order. Once you find a job and shift you like, just click the “sign up” link beside the shift’s date and time, enter your information in the pop-up window and click “Sign Up.”

For more information about the Festival itself, please visit the official website here. If you have any questions about volunteering at the Festival or about previous volunteer hours which you can apply towards Damn These Heels benefits, please don’t hesitate to contact Festival Manager Carly Nelson at cnelson [at] utahfilmcenter.org.

Volunteering Incentives

  • One Shift
    • 2 vouchers, each redeemable for 1 free admission to any available Festival screening
  • Two Shifts
    • 1 Festival Pass, valid for 10 tickets to available screenings of your choice (Passes will be available for pick-up prior to the Festival, so you can enjoy the benefits all Festival long, regardless of when your shifts are actually scheduled)
  • Three or more Shifts
    • 1 Festival Pass, plus a complimentary 1-year Individual Membership to Utah Film Center

Available Shifts


 
 


 
 

Festival Passes Now On Sale!
Get the most out of your Festival experience.



F I L M  L O VE R S
for patrons of all ages


$70
  • ($130+ value)
  • 11 Film Tickets
    10 tickets to your choice of films plus 1 Ticket to Opening Night
  • Passholder Priority Seating
  • Discounts at
    Local Restaurants
  • Discounts on
    Festival & Utah Film Center Merchandise



F I L M  &  P A R T Y
for patrons 21 and older


$100
  • ($180+ value)
  • All the Perks of the Film Lovers Pass

    PLUS
  • Cocktail Receptions on Saturday & Sunday
  • Perks at the Opening Night Party



S I L V E R   V I P


$300
  • ($500+ value)
  • Two Film & Party Passes
    (see column two for details)

    PLUS
  • Two Tickets to the
    VIP Party

    At Red Butte Amphitheatre



G O L D   V I P


$500
  • ($1000+ value)
  • Four Film & Party Passes
    (see column two for details)

    PLUS
  • Four Tickets to the
    VIP Party

    At Red Butte Amphitheatre
Are you 14-20 years old? You can purchase a discounted Youth Pass click here for details


HOTEL DISCOUNTS

Take advantage of exclusive discounts on hotels within walking distance of the Festival.

Hyatt House
140 South 300 West, SLC

BOOK FOR $99/NIGHT ►

Kimpton Hotel Monaco
15 West 200 South, SLC

BOOK FOR $159/NIGHT ►

DAMN THESE HEELS FILM FESTIVAL IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORT OF



3Irons, The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah, Jane & Tami Marquardt, Stephanie Pappas, David Parkinson, Sentry Financial Corporation

Official Providers and Ink-kind Support
Culinary Crafts, Mountain West Hard Cider, Ogden’s Own Distillery, Southern Glazes Wine & Spirits, The Sun Trapp,  Zest

Media Sponsors

  

 

UTAH FILM CENTER IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

 

Interested in being a corporate or foundation sponsor? Please click here to email our development team.