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The Utah Film Awards is more than a film festival and competition. We are a family of filmmakers that support each other and provide educational opportunities throughout the year to help one another reach personal and professional goals in the entertainment industry.
We recognize excellent storytelling, inspire creativity, and unify our community through the power of cinema.
We do this by providing screenings, parties, luncheons, workshops, film reviews and group support for one another.
How it works
- Submit your project via FilmFreeway
- Judges watch/read all submissions evaluating technical quality.
- Judges watch/read submissions for story, performance, or writing excellence.
- Grand Jury determine winners
- Winners announced at the Utah Film Awards.
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Such a fun night last night at the Utah Film Awards ceremony. I am honored to have been nominated, and grateful for the opportunity to work with all of these amazingly talented and magnanimous fellow artists and friends!
I'm still in shock that I won! What an experience! Thank you again to everyone who came and supported me... I'm so lucky I get to work with with some of the most amazing people ever
Had an awesome time at the Utah Film Awards. Looking forward to next year.
Thank you so much to the Utah Film Awards for providing an inclusive atmosphere. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. They provided educational panels and gave us the opportunity to put them into action then and there. I left overjoyed. Can't wait to do it again.
WOW... I am shocked and honored to win best actress at the Utah Film Awards! It was an honor to even be nominated with the other 9 women whose work I so admire!
Great red carpet weekend at the Utah Film Awards, where I was so honored to be the only woman nominated for Best Feature Screenplay. Met some wonderful people and fired up to go home to more writing and working on movies.
This festival surprised me with the wonderfulness of itself. Intimate, welcoming and wholly approachable I have never been to a festival that felt more accepting, more familial, more approachable than this one.
Fun filled festivities for film at the well attended after party! The Utah film market and awards was a great 2 day event!
You have an amazing story...you just have to convince the people with the money to fund you. When you plan the perfect pitch you stack the odds in your favor. (subject to change)
Enjoy lunch at the Oregano Italian Kitchen while talking to producers and production companies to discover what they are looking for and plan who to pitch the following day. (subject to change)
Discover what you can expect in 2017 in digital entertainment. (subject to change)
Meet fellow filmmakers to collaborate on future projects, relax and have a bite to eat! (subject to change)
Meet one-on-one to pitch the producers and production companies and get your film or series made! (subject to change)
Enjoy a taste of Italy at the Oregano Italian Kitchen while discovering what types of distribution are available for every size budget and format. (subject to change)
Enjoy documentary short films have never been seen in the state of Utah before now.
Find out what distribution options make sense for your project.
Get all decked out in your fanciest duds. Tuxedoes and gowns abound the pre-show party. Strut your stuff on the red carpet and get your photo snapped by one of our professional photographers. And grab a quick bite before heading into the Utah Film Awards. (subject to change)