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 Sarah Mohr ( at 801-746-7000.

Utah Film Center Fiscal Sponsorship Projects

"Same Sex Attracted"Maddy Purves and Zoie Young
3000 Cups of TeaJennifer Jordan
306 HollywoodElan Bogarin and Jonathan Bogarin
The 5 Browns: Digging Through the DarknessBen Niles
Afghan CyclesSarah Menzies
After TillerLana Wilson and Martha Shane
AfterwardOfra Bloch
AlbatrossChris Jordan
Alive InsideMichael Rossato-Bennett
All Eyes And EarsVanessa Hope
All Hearts and MindsVanessa Hope
Almost InlandJohn Raftery/Heather Flanders
Alternative PeaksJamie MoCrazy
Always in SeasonJacqueline Olive
American GirlsAmanda Lipitz
American Voices ProjectDavid Heilbroner and Kate Davis
AnbessaMo Scarpelli
AnotherLane Russell
Another Night in the Free WorldSusanne Rostock
The ApolloRoger Ross Williams
ApostateAlexandra Fuller & Anson Fogel
The Art of Political MurderPaul Taylor
AssassinsRyan White
Atomic HopeFrankie Fenton
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
Bisbee '17Robert Greene
The Bleeding EdgeKirby Dick
Born into the GigDavid Heilbroner and Kate Davis
Bread HeadMax Lugavere
BreadwinnerNora Twomey
Breaking Bones, Breaking BarriersCecilia Peck
Bring Your Own BrigadeLucy Walker
The BurningIsabella Alexander-Nathani
Butterfly HunterMelora Hardin
The C WordMeghan O'Hara
CampesinoMia Tate and Tchavdar Georgiev
CaseyRylee Syme
CelloAngie Su
Changin' Times of Ike WhiteDaniel Vernon
Changing of the GodsLouie Schwartzberg and Kenny Ausubel
Changing the GameMichael Barnett
Charlotte So FarCharlotte Tirola and Douglas Tirola
Chasing the MoonRobert Stone
Chewed GumAlana Maiello
Church & StateKendall Wilcox and Holly Tuckett
CipherCam Goold
City HallFrederick Wiseman
CLEMENCYChinonye Chukwu
Comic ReliefKoura Linda
Compared to What : The Improbable Journey of Barney FrankSheila Canavan and Mike Chandler
The Condor & The EagleSophie & Clement Guerra
ConfluenceAmy Marquis and Dana Romanoff
Connecting ThreadTBD
CortinaHarper Klay
Cowboys & IndiansAmy Redford
Cracked UpMichelle Esrick
Cradle SongCeleste Chaney
The Crash ReelLucy Walker
Disappearing InsectsJennifer Baichwal
DistanceAnson Fogel and Alexandra Fuller
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger AilesAlexis Bloom
Dog ValleyChad Anderson; Jason Conforto - Co-director
Dogtown RedemptionAmir Soltani
DoloresPeter Bratt
Don't Make Me Over: Dionne Warwick's Crossover JourneyDave Wooley and David Heilbroner
The Donut DolliesNorm Anderson
Down the FenceMJ Isakson and Lori Adamski Peek
Down TicketAdam Moffat
DreamcatcherKim Longinotto
Dying in VeinJenny Mackenzie
The Eagle HuntressOtto Bell
Earth Camp OneJennie Livingston
The Education of Shelby KnoxAlethea Jones
El Father Plays HimselfMo Scarpelli
ElderGenea Gaudet
EliNora Mandray & Jason B Kohl
EmbargoJeri Rice
Emily Dickinson Radio ProgramFrederick Wiseman
EnongoKevin Schreck
EthelRory Kennedy
Ex LibrisFrederick Wiseman
The ExperimentSarah Johnson & Sian Edwards-Beal
Eye of the StormBrooke Harris Wolff
Feels Good ManArthur Jones
Following HarrySusanne Rostock
Frame by FrameAlexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
Franca: Chaos and CreationFrancesco Carrozzini
Frederick Wiseman Preservation Project
Generation WealthLauren Greenfield
Genevieve: Girl Before a MirrorJill Goldman
Global CrossroadsRoss Kauffman
The GloriasJulie Taymor
Good FireMarissa Lila & Holly Tuckett
The Grand RescueJenny Wilson and Meredith Lavitt
The Great DivideTom Donahue
The Great HackJehane Noujaim, Karim Amer
Growing Up Behind BarsAvery Peterson and Lulu Orozco
The GuardiansBillie Mintz
Healing QuestJudy Brooks; Roy Walkenhorst
Hebron- H2Idit Avrahami, Noam Sheizaf
Holy HellWill Allen
However LongJenny Mackenzie
The Hunting GroundKirby Dick
Hurricane HateKim A. Snyder
Hurricane RoxcySusanna Styron
I Am WeRon Davis
I Want My MTVTyler Measom
In Football We TrustTony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
InheritanceLaura Davis
An Insignificant ManKhushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla
Invisible DisabilitiesJenny Mackenzie
JacintaJessica Earnshaw
Jane Doe ProjectKirby Dick; Amy Ziering
Janis: Little Girl BlueAmy Berg
Jesus Town, USAJulian T. Pinder and Billie Mintz
Joan LittleNelson George
The JudgeErika Cohn
K'naan: The StorytellerAlexandra Shiva
KingmakerLauren Greenfield
La BorregaCarly Jakins and Jared Jakins
LaliDana Ware
Leftover WomenHilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam
The Life AheadEdoardo Ponti
Life in the DoghouseRon Davis
Like a Rolling StoneSuzanne Kai
Lion's Mouth OpensLucy Walker
LIVAlan Hicks
Lost and FoundTBD thru Stick Figure
Love & StuffJudith Helfand
Making Waves EducationJon Shenk
The Man Who Saved the WorldPeter Anthony
Mandela's ChildrenKweku Mandela and Kemal Akhtar
MaximaClaudia Sparrow
Mayor Pete ProjectJesse Moss
Meet the PatelsGeeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel
Michael Brody Jr. Doc (Untitled)Keith Maitland
Mixed StatusIsabel Castro
MokshaFrancesca Weikert
Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
Monumenta: Beverly PepperGregory Whitmore
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three MovementsIrene Taylor Brodsky
MotherlandJesse Soursourian
The Name GameSavannah Ostler
NewtownKim A. Snyder
Not CarolEamon Harrington
Once Was WaterChristopher Beaver
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
The Other BoysRobert Greene
The Other Side of EverythingMila Turajlic
Out and AroundLauren Fash and Ryan Suffern
Pandora's PromiseRobert Stone
Piper's PriceNino DelGiudice
Possible SelvesShaun Kadlec
Prophet's PreyAmy Berg
Quiet HeroesJenny Mackenzie
The RadicalsJehane Noujaim
Rafea: Solar MamaJehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief
The Rape of Recy TaylorNancy Buriski
READy or Not?Jenny Mackenzie
Rebel HeartsPedro Kos
Recovery HighSteven Liss
Restorative Youth CirclesEric Metzgar
Revolution RENTVictor Patrick Alvarez & Andy Senor Jr.
The Rex Lee Story (working title)Dodge Billingsley
Riley Can You Hear Me?Weston Razooli
Rocky Mountain Mythology (Trilogy)Maxim and Lucy Nebeker
Roll Red RollNancy Schwartzman
The Sacred GreyDina Amer
SalamanderTyler Measom
Salt in My SoulAmy Ziering and Kirby Dick
The Seventh FireJack Riccobono
Shooting the Mafia: Letizia BattagliaKim Longinotto
Short Cuts: BridgesLucy Walker
SketchbookHelen Nightengale
Song Of LahoreAndy Schocken and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
The Speedway ProjectTrinity West
Splinters of a NationScott Porter
The Square (Al Midan)Jehane Noujaim
StepAmanda Lipitz
Sugar BabiesJenny Mackenzie
Sun LadiesCeline Tricart
Swift CurrentJoshua Rofe
The Take Care CampaignMulitple
A Tale of Two DrugsLucy Walker
That is Circling All Round the SunColleen Kwok
The Red DressesAmy Ziering and Kirby Dick
The Wild OnesLydia Nibley
This is AmericaAmy Berg
This is HomeAlexandra Shiva
Traffic StopKate Davis
The Truffle HuntersMichael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
TsunamiJace Alexander
TV EventJeff Daniels
Twice The Dream 2Savannah Ostler
Undiagnosed: Medical RefugeesDr. Katia Moritz
UnrestJennifer Brea
Untitled Danny Gans ProjectAndrew Gans
US KidsKim A Snyder
Untitled Yannis Behrakis ProjectBuddy Squires
The VowJehane Noujaim and Karim Amir
The Water Song ProjectNicole Betancourt
WaterproofRoss Kauffman
We the AnimalsJeremiah Zagar
The Weight of a DecisionPamela D. Smith
What Would Sophia Loren Do?Ross Kauffman
When Claude Got ShotBrad Lichtenstein
Where's My Roy Cohn?Matt Tyrnauer
Wide AwakeHemal Trivedi
Wild LandsGalen Knowles, co-director; Phil Hessler, co-dir
Wild: Of Wolves and WildnessDarcy Dennett
Won't You Be My NeighborMorgan Neville
A World UnseenCole Sax
WrenchedML Lincoln
Wrestling GhostsAna Joanes