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 95% of each of their donations. Utah Film Center retains 5% 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 Sarah Mohr ( at 801-746-7000.

Utah Film Center Fiscal Sponsorship Projects

3000 Cups of TeaJennifer Jordan
306 HollywoodElan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin
Afghan CyclesSarah Menzies
AfterwardOfra Bloch
Alive InsideMichael Rossato-Bennett
All Eyes And EarsVanessa Hope
All Hearts and MindsVanessa Hope
An Insignificant ManKhushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla
Animal Rights ProjectKirby Dick
Another Night in the Free WorldSusanne Rostock
AssassinsRyan White
AVLane Russell
Battlement MesaGayle Embrey
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachePamela Green
Before Your TimeLucas James McGraw
Belly of the BeastErika Cohn
Bending the ArcKief Davidson
Between Love and MadnessIsmene Vetas
BiasRobin Hauser
Bioko: The Fight to Eliminate MalariaHarvey Burrell, Tripp Clemens and Will Humphrey
Bisbee '17Robert Greene
Born into the GigDavid Heilbroner
Bread HeadMax Lugavere
BreadwinnerNora Twomey
Breaking Bones, Breaking BarriersCecilia Peck
CampesinoMia Tate and Tchavdar Georgiev
CelloAngie Su
Chalkboard ChroniclesJeffrey Wolfe and Tom Judd
Changing of the GodsLouie Schwartzberg
Charlotte So FarCharlotte Tirola and Douglas Tirola
Church: The Life and Murder of Gordon ChurchChad Anderson; Jason Conforto - Co-director
Compared to What : The Improbable Journey of Barney FrankSheila Canavan and Mike Chandler
ConfluenceAmy Marquis and Dana Romanoff
Connecting ThreadTBD
Darrell Hammond: Cracked UpMichelle Esrick
Death of a BankerJehane Noujaim
DistanceAnson Fogel
Dogtown RedemptionAmir Soltani
DoloresPeter Bratt
Don't Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick's Crossover JourneyDave Wooley and David Heilbroner
Down the FenceMJ Isakson and Lori Adamski Peek
Down TicketAdam Moffat
DreamcatcherKim Longinotto
Dying in VeinJenny Mackenzie
Earth Camp OneJennie Livingston
ElderGenea Gaudet
EmbargoJeri Rice
Emily Dickinson Radio ProgramFrederick Wiseman
Ex LibrisFrederick Wiseman
Fantasy IslandLauren Greenfield
Far BetweenKendall Wilcox
Fascinating WomanhoodErin Fox
ForgerTyler Measom
Forgotten FieldsJesse Soursourian
Frame by FrameAlexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
Franca: Chaos and CreationFrancesco Carrozzini
Generation WealthLauren Greenfield
Genevieve: A Portrait in ChiaroscuroJill Goldman
Global CrossroadsRoss Kauffman
Healing QuestJudy Brooks (Prod.) | Roy Walkenhorst (Prod.)
Health, Well-being & UsMulitple
HeartAnnaLynne McCord
High School AthleteMichael Barnett
Holy HellWill Allen
Hoops on the MoveChase Niesner
However LongJenny Mackenzie
Hurricane HateKim A. Snyder
Hurricane RoxcySusanna Styron
I Am WeRon Davis
In Football We TrustTony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
InheritanceLaura Davis
JacintaJessica Earnshaw
Janis: Little Girl BlueAmy Berg
Jesus Town, USAJulian T. Pinder and Billie Mintz
Keepers of the MessageTe Anu Tonga and Heather Harrison
La BorregaCarly Jakins and Jared Jakins
Leftover WomenHilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam
Life in the DoghouseRon Davis
Like a Rolling StoneSuzanne Kai
Living in StereoTyler Measom
Love & StuffJudith Helfand
Mandela's ChildrenKweku Mandela and Kemal Akhtar
MaximaClaudia Sparrow
Meet the PatelsGeeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel
Michael Brody Jr. Doc (Untitled)Keith Maitland
MidwayChris Jordan
MokshaFrancesca Weikert
Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
Monumenta: Beverly PepperGregory Whitmore
Mormon Pavilion
NewtownKim A. Snyder
Not CarolEamon Harrington
One of UsHeidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
One PlanetBambi Lynn Blitz
Open Shadow: The Story of Teal SwanPaola Marino
Oslo DiariesMor Loushy and Daniel Sivan
Out and AroundLauren Fash and Ryan Suffern
Piper's PriceNino DelGiudice
Possible SelvesShaun Kadlec
Prophet's PreyAmy Berg
Quiet Storms of ReformBen DeSoto; Julye Newlin, co-director
Rafea: Solar MamaJehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
READy or Not?Jenny Mackenzie
Rebel HeartsPedro Kos
Restorative Youth CirclesEric Metzgar
Revolution RENTVictor Patrick Alvarez & Andy Senor Jr.
Roll Red RollNancy Schwartzman
SentencedMike Marangu
Shooting the Mafia: Letizia BattagliaKim Longinotto
Short Cuts: BridgesLucy Walker
Social SecretaryShaun Kadlec
Song Of LahoreAndy Schocken and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Space Project (Untitled)Robert Stone
Splinters of a NationScott Porter
StepAmanda Lipitz
Sun LadiesCeline Tricart
Swallowing StonesDeanna Blake
Swift CurrentJoshua Rofe
That is Circling All Round the SunColleen Kwok
The 5 Browns: Digging Through the DarknessBen Niles
The AG ProjectKirby Dick
The C WordMeghan O'Hara
The Crash ReelLucy Walker
The DeporterAlex Buono
The Donut DolliesNorm Anderson
The Eagle HuntressOtto Bell
The Education of Shelby KnoxAlethea Jones
The Fire and the FloodLucy Walker
The Grand RescueJenny Wilson and Meredith Lavitt
The Great HackJehane Noujaim, Karim Amer
The GuardiansBillie Mintz
The HeistGalen Knowles, co-director; Phil Hessler, co-dir
The Hunting GroundKirby Dick
The Invisible WarKirby Dick
The JudgeErika Cohn
The Kitchen CaseKendall Wilcox and Holly Tuckett
The Kristin Ries & Maggie Snyder StoryJenny Mackenzie
The Life Before UsEdoardo Ponti
The Man Who Saved the WorldPeter Anthony
The Other Side of EverythingMila Turajlic
The Poorest PresidentBrannon Richardson
The RadicalsJehane Noujaim
The Rape of Recy TaylorNancy Buriski
The Seventh FireJack Riccobono
The ShelterKoura Linda
The Square (Al Midan)Jehane Noujaim
The TribalSamuel Owens
The VowJehane Noujaim and Karim Amir
The Water Song ProjectNicole Betancourt
This is HomeAlexandra Shiva
Tom Stockham: The Father of Digital Audio RecordingSam Katz
TsunamiJace Alexander
Uncomfortably NumbAlexandra McDougald
Undiagnosed: Medical RefugeesDr. Katia Moritz
UnrestJennifer Brea
Untitled Ailes ProjectAlexis Bloom
Untitled Ethopia FilmMo Scarpelli
Untitled Hollywood Assaults ProjectKirby Dick; Amy Ziering
Untitled Incest DocumentaryKirby Dick
Untitled Medical ProjectKirby Dick
Untitled Roy Cohn DocumentaryMatt Tyrnauer
Untitled Yannis Behrakis ProjectBuddy Squires
WaterproofRoss Kauffman
We the AnimalsJeremiah Zagar
Wild: Of Wolves and WildnessDarcy Dennett
Won't You Be My NeighborMorgan Neville
WrenchedML Lincoln
Wrestling the GhostsAna Joanes