Fiscal Sponsorship

Many foundations and large donors require grant applicants to be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and unfortunately, obtaining this status is time-consuming and labor-intensive. This process is especially frustrating for independent artists searching for funding to complete their projects in a timely manner.

Luckily, Utah Film Center offers artist support with an alternative program: 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.

All donations made to projects fiscally sponsored by Utah Film Center are 100% tax-deductible, and filmmaker recipients are awarded 94% of each of their donations. Utah Film Center retains 6% of each donation to cover administrative costs. Best of all, the fiscal sponsorship program also allows Utah Film Center to support artists and projects worldwide and provides Utahns access to each completed project free of charge.

Scroll below for a list of current and past fiscal sponsor projects. To learn more about the program or apply, click here.

To donate to any of the film/projects, please send a check to:
Utah Film Center
50 W Broadway Ste 1125
Salt Lake City UT 84101

Include the name of the film/project in the memo line. For questions, contact our team via email at fiscal_sponsorship@utahfilmcenter.org or by phone at 801-746-7000.

Utah Film Center Fiscal Sponsorship Projects

ProjectDirector
When Claude Got ShotBrad Lichtenstein
Baseline: Part 1John D Sutter
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-BlachePamela Green
Bending The ArcKief Davidson
The Bleeding EdgeKirby Dick
Born With A ChanceDavid Cummins
Bread HeadMax Lugavere
Changing Of The GodsLouie Schwartzberg And Kenny Ausubel
Earth Camp OneJennie Livingston
I Am WeRon Davis
Life In The DoghouseRon Davis
EmbargoJeri Rice
Far BetweenKendall Wilcox
Genevieve: Girl Before A MirrorJill Goldman
Jesus Town, UsaJulian T. Pinder And Billie Mintz
EliNora Mandray & Jason B Kohl
Oslo DiariesMor Loushy And Daniel Sivan
Twyla MovesSteven Cantor
Untitled Family Movie ProjectRy Russo-Young
AnotherLane Russell
CaseyRylee Syme
Once Was WaterChristopher Beaver
Prophet'S PreyAmy Berg
Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra BlandDavid Heilbroner And Kate Davis
The Eagle HuntressOtto Bell
The Condor & The EagleSophie & Clement Guerra
The Crash ReelLucy Walker
The C WordMeghan O'Hara
The Hunting GroundKirby Dick
The Man Who Saved The WorldPeter Anthony
The Square (Al Midan)Jehane Noujaim
The Weight Of A DecisionPamela D. Smith
3000 Cups Of TeaJennifer Jordan
Alive InsideMichael Rossato-Bennett
All Eyes And EarsVanessa Hope
BiasRobin Hauser
BreadwinnerNora Twomey
Dark_RoomsCeleste Chaney
CelloAngie Su
Chalkboard ChroniclesJeffrey Wolfe And Tom Judd
Clarkston (Working Title)Erin Bernhardt & Din Blankenship
Holy HellWill Allen
CortinaHarper Klay
The Great DivideTom Donahue
Dogtown RedemptionAmir Soltani
The Donut DolliesNorm Anderson
Down The FenceMj Isakson And Lori Adamski Peek
Dying In VeinJenny Mackenzie
ElderGenea Gaudet
306 HollywoodElan Bogarin And Jonathan Bogarin
EnongoKevin Schreck
Changin' Times Of Ike WhiteDaniel Vernon
KingmakerLauren Greenfield
StepAmanda Lipitz
Frame By FrameAlexandria Bombach And Mo Scarpelli
Franca: Chaos And CreationFrancesco Carrozzini
Healing QuestJudy Brooks; Roy Walkenhorst
In Football We TrustTony Vainuku And Erika Cohn
Janis: Little Girl BlueAmy Berg
Out And AroundLauren Fash And Ryan Suffern
Like A Rolling StoneSuzanne Kai
Meet The PatelsGeeta V. Patel And Ravi V. Patel
NewtownKim A. Snyder
One PlanetBambi Lynn Blitz
Open Shadow: The Story Of Teal SwanPaola Marino
OxbellyChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
Traffic StopKate Davis
The Ride That Got AwayCourtney Hansen
The Name GameSavannah Ostler
Twice The Dream 2Savannah Ostler
The BurningIsabella Alexander-Nathani
Comic ReliefKoura Linda
Splinters Of A NationScott Porter
Swift CurrentJoshua Rofe
Mormon Pavilion
The 5 Browns: Digging Through The DarknessBen Niles
The Grand RescueJenny Wilson And Meredith Lavitt
InheritanceLaura Davis
Keepers Of The MessageTe Anu Tonga And Heather Harrison
The Seventh FireJack Riccobono
I Want My MtvTyler Measom
Undiagnosed: Medical RefugeesDr. Katia Moritz
UnrestJennifer Brea
Seeking AsylumRae Ceretto
WrenchedMl Lincoln
In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
Ex LibrisFrederick Wiseman
Compared To What : The Improbable Journey Of Barney FrankSheila Canavan And Mike Chandler
Rebel HeartsPedro Kos
Anchor PointHolly Tuckett
However LongJenny Mackenzie
Alternative PeaksJamie Mocrazy
ReleviumBrannon Richardson
Untitled JR ProjectJR
AileyJamila Wignot
A Song That SlaysMo Scarpelli
AnbessaMo Scarpelli
Solicitor General: The Rex E. Lee StoryDodge Billingsley
Second SightCole Sax
Still Working 9 To 5Camille Hardman
The Right To ReadJenny Mackenzie
Connecting ThreadTbd
DistanceAnson Fogel And Alexandra Fuller
Snake Oil SongMicah Van Hove
AlbatrossChris Jordan
A Crime On The BayouNancy Buirski
Rocky Mountain Mythology (Trilogy)Maxim And Lucy Nebeker
Church & StateKendall Wilcox And Holly Tuckett
ClemencyChinonye Chukwu
CuspParker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt
DoloresPeter Bratt
Breaking Bones, Breaking BarriersCecilia Peck
Fascinating WomanhoodErin Fox
Feels Good ManArthur Jones
$AvvyRobin Hauser
The ApolloRoger Ross Williams
Rafea: Solar MamaJehane Noujaim And Mona Eldaief
Song Of LahoreAndy Schocken And Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Cracked UpMichelle Esrick
Bisbee '17Robert Greene
JacintaJessica Earnshaw
Wide AwakeHemal Trivedi
That Is Circling All Round The SunColleen Kwok
Omoiyari Song FilmJustin Taylor Smith, Kaoru Ishibashi
The Other Side Of EverythingMila Turajlic
The Arm Race: How We Conquered Covid (Working Title)David France
Quiet HeroesJenny Mackenzie
Recovery HighSteven Liss
The Speedway ProjectTrinity West
"Same Sex Attracted"Maddy Purves And Zoie Young
The JudgeErika Cohn
The Rape Of Recy TaylorNancy Buriski
The Water Song ProjectNicole Betancourt
Planet ZTom Donahue
Before Your TimeLucas James Mcgraw
A Tale Of Two DrugsLucy Walker
Admin - Test 12182020Admin
Afghan CyclesSarah Menzies
After TillerLana Wilson And Martha Shane
AfterwardOfra Bloch
Against All Odds - The Lily Zhang StoryMs. Vatsala Goel
Almost InlandJohn Raftery/Heather Flanders
Always In SeasonJacqueline Olive
American Voices ProjectDavid Heilbroner And Kate Davis
An Insignificant ManKhushboo Ranka And Vinay Shukla
Animal Rights ProjectKirby Dick
Another BodySophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn
Another Night In The Free WorldSusanne Rostock
ApostateAlexandra Fuller & Anson Fogel
AssassinsRyan White
Atomic HopeFrankie Fenton
Battlement MesaGayle Embrey
Belly Of The BeastErika Cohn
Between Love And MadnessIsmene Vetas
Bioko: The Fight To Eliminate MalariaHarvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens And Will Humphrey
BitterbrushEmelie Mahdavian
Black DiamondBrian A. Wilkins
Born Into The GigDavid Heilbroner And Kate Davis
BreakthroughLaura Gabbert
Bring Your Own BrigadeLucy Walker
Burger KingsDoug Liman, Tom Scott
Butterfly HunterMelora Hardin
CampesinoMia Tate And Tchavdar Georgiev
Changing The GameMichael Barnett
Charlotte So FarCharlotte Tirola And Douglas Tirola
Chasing The MoonRobert Stone
Chewed GumAlana Maiello
CipherCam Goold
City HallFrederick Wiseman
Coming CleanOndi Timoner
ComparsaVickie Curtis And Doug Anderson
ConfluenceAmy Marquis And Dana Romanoff
Cowboys & IndiansAmy Redford
Cradle SongCeleste Chaney
Dear Mr. BrodyKeith Maitland
Disappearing InsectsJennifer Baichwal
Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger AilesAlexis Bloom
Dog ValleyChad Anderson; Jason Conforto - Co-Director
Don'T Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick'S Crossover JourneyDave Wooley And David Heilbroner
Down TicketAdam Moffat
DreamcatcherKim Longinotto
Dress RehearsalDavid Modigliani
El Father Plays HimselfMo Scarpelli
Emily Dickinson Radio ProgramFrederick Wiseman
EthelRory Kennedy
Eye Of The StormBrooke Harris Wolff
First WaveStephanie Johnes
Following HarrySusanne Rostock
FoundAmanda Lipitz
Frederick Wiseman Preservation ProjectFrederick Wiseman
GauchosMichael Dweck And Gregory Kershaw
Generation WealthLauren Greenfield
Giving VoiceJames D. Stern
Global CrossroadsRoss Kauffman
Growing Up Behind BarsAvery Peterson And Lulu Orozco
HeartAnnalynne Mccord
Hebron- H2Idit Avrahami, Noam Sheizaf
Hoops On The MoveChase Niesner
Hurricane HateKim A. Snyder
Hurricane RoxcySusanna Styron
Invisible DisabilitiesJenny Mackenzie
Invisible NationVanessa Hope
Jane Doe ProjectKirby Dick; Amy Ziering
Joan LittleNelson George
K'Naan: The StorytellerAlexandra Shiva
Katie & Jason: An Unlikely Love StoryDaniel Pappas
La BorregaCarly Jakins And Jared Jakins
LaliDana Ware
Lectures Of Frank Daniel (Book)Alex Nibley
Leftover WomenHilla Medalia And Shosh Shlam
Life + LifeContessa Gayles
LinesEmelie Mahdavian
Lion'S Mouth OpensLucy Walker
LivAlan Hicks
Lost And FoundJohnny Saint Ours
Love & StuffJudith Helfand
Making The Play (Working Title)Robin Greenspun
Making Waves EducationJon Shenk
MalloryAmy Ziering And Kirby Dick
Mandela'S ChildrenKweku Mandela And Kemal Akhtar
MaximaClaudia Sparrow
Mayor Pete ProjectJesse Moss
Mixed StatusIsabel Castro
MokshaFrancesca Weikert
Mom And Dad Save The WorldVanessa Williamsen
Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
Monumenta: Beverly PepperGregory Whitmore
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three MovementsIrene Taylor Brodsky
MotherlandJesse Soursourian
Not CarolEamon Harrington
One Of UsHeidi Ewing And Rachel Grady
Pandora's PromiseRobert Stone
Piper's PriceNino Delgiudice
Plan CTracy Droz Tragos
Possible SelvesShaun Kadlec
Project CoexistenceAbigail Rodriguez
Quiet Storms Of ReformBen Desoto; Julye Newlin, Co-Director
Restorative Youth CirclesEric Metzgar
Revolution RentVictor Patrick Alvarez & Andy Senor Jr.
Riley Can You Hear Me?Weston Razooli
Roll Red RollNancy Schwartzman
SalamanderTyler Measom
Sao TomeJulia Steers
Saving GraceMckarah Dreyfous
Shooting The Mafia: Letizia BattagliaKim Longinotto
Short Cuts: BridgesLucy Walker
Side EffectAndrea Shreeman And Renny Grames
Silicon NationSarah Scott And Michel Knowles
SketchbookHelen Nightengale
Social SecretaryShaun Kadlec
Spaceship EarthMatt Wolf
Stranger With A CameraOorlagh George
Sugar BabiesJenny Mackenzie
Sun LadiesCeline Tricart
Swallowing StonesDeanna Blake
The Ag ProjectKirby Dick
The Art Of Political MurderPaul Taylor
The DeporterAlex Buono
The Education Of Shelby KnoxAlethea Jones
The Empire Of EbonyLisa Cortes
The ExperimentSarah Johnson & Sian Edwards-Beal
The GloriasJulie Taymor
The Great HackJehane Noujaim, Karim Amer
The Ground Between UsGalen Knowles, Co-Director; Phil Hessler, Co-Dir
The GuardiansBillie Mintz
The Invisible WarKirby Dick
The Life AheadEdoardo Ponti
The Lion Project/Eliza ProjectKirby Dick
The Other BoysRobert Greene
The Poorest PresidentBrannon Richardson
The RadicalsJehane Noujaim
The Red DressesAmy Ziering And Kirby Dick
The ShelterBob Caso
The Take Care CampaignMulitple
The TribalSamuel Owens
The Truffle HuntersMichael Dweck And Gregory Kershaw
The VowJehane Noujaim And Karim Amir
The Wild OnesLydia Nibley
This Is AmericaAmy Berg
This Is HomeAlexandra Shiva
Tom Stockham: The Father Of Digital Audio RecordingSam Katz
TrailblazerMegan Mcjames
Train (John Scully Train Film)Ross Kauffman
Trial By FireRoss Kauffman
TsunamiJace Alexander
Tv EventJeff Daniels
Tyranny Like HellMadeleine Carter
Uncomfortably NumbAlexandra Mcdougald
Untitled Danny Gans ProjectAndrew Gans
Untitled Emile Weaver ProjectJessica Earnshaw
Untitled Evan Rachel Wood ProjectAmy Berg
Untitled Lincoln ProjectKarim Amer And Fisher Stevens
Untitled Postal ProjectAmy Berg
Untitled Sam ProjectNadav Kurtz
Untitled Yannis Behrakis ProjectBuddy Squires
Us KidsKim A Snyder
Wait For MeRoss Kauffman
WaterproofRoss Kauffman
We The AnimalsJeremiah Zagar
What Would Sophia Loren Do?Ross Kauffman
Where'S My Roy Cohn?Matt Tyrnauer
Wild: Of Wolves And WildnessDarcy Dennett
Won'T You Be My NeighborMorgan Neville
Wrestling GhostsAna Joanes
You Resemble MeDina Amer
Youngstown UndergroundJesse Soursourian
Zip-Tie (Or Dead Pen Tracks)Kohl Glass