Salt Lake Film Society - Open Screen Night
This is just like Open Mic Night, but for film! Produce a 15 minute or less dvd, bring it to the Tower Theatre by 6 p.m. on 26 September, pay a fee of $5, and your film art will be played before a live audience beginning at 9 p.m.
$2 Classics at The Scera
Take advantage of on-the-cheap classic film Tuesdays at The Scera in Orem, October through December 2012, 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. (No children please).
UWF is a non-profit organization built to empower women filmmakers. Read more about workshops, mentorships, annual screenwriting contest news and the monthly schmooze.
Cornelius, forbidden dancing and Tom Hanks have zero degrees of separation. How is that?See the 'filmed in Utah' showcase on our Capitol's fourth floor gallery.
What the Indiegogo?
Indiegogo is an international crowdfunding platform where creative and passionate people fundraise for their venture however big or small. Just suppose you are a filmmaker with a brilliant idea sans wealthy philanthropist friend-- luckily there are a lot of folks looking for a worthy cause and the perks and warm fuzzies that go along with giving. Check out Indiegogo.
Broadview University Classes
Production classes and more at SLC's Broadview University offer a unique blend of artistic, technical and business training in the applied visual arts.
Screenwriters! Why not learn story from only the best? Now through October 27th, the bard's Hamlet and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird are two of nine ongoing plays. Click here for festival tickets and showtimes.
Moab Movie Tour
While you're south, spend an afternoon touring the sets of old John Wayne classics to Thelma and Louise to Mission Impossible 2. Moab's incredible landscape touts 60 years of natural set-design. Read more.
Production Classes - Salt Lake Community College
Live to produce, direct or edit? Enroll in production classes at Salt Lake Community College. Click here for details.
Utah Film Commission Incentives
Reflecting its station between old and new, heritage and innovation, the State of Utah zealously builds infrastructure, like roads and water development, and supports cutting-edge opportunities, like the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR). Not surprisingly, given its zeal for infrastructure and return on investment (ROI), the State of Utah also works to promote film infrastructure and film-related ROI, through the Utah Motion Picture Incentive Program.
In 2005, the Utah film industry convinced the State that financial incentives (i.e., rebates and tax credits) could help bring film production business to Utah. And film production business means jobs, income, services, rentals, meals, hotels, etc. for Utah families. Importantly, film production business also means more opportunities for Utah film artists (writers, actors, workers). Those native opportunities, of course, will create even more film production business and jobs, incomes, services . . .. You get the picture. And, fortunately, so does the State of Utah! Click here to learn more about the Utah Motion Picture Incentive Program.
Southern Utah International Documentary Festival
The DOCUTAH 2012 festival was held September 5th-9th in Southern Utah. This year, 76 documentaries competed. Winners have been announced for best editing, best student feature film, best sound and best short picture.
Ebert: Champion of Indie Film to Receive Award
Renowned film critic, Roger Ebert will receive The Sundance Vanguard Leadership Award in June 2013. The award is recognition for Ebert's support of indie film since 1980, the commencement of The Sundance Film Festival.
Orem LIbrary Screenings
Orem City Library calendar hosts screenings of films like Another Earth winner of the Sundance 2011 Alfred P. Sloan award. The film's superb cast stars co-screenwriter Brit Marling as uber-talented Cornel astro-physics scholar, Rhoda Williams. Rhoda's life is tragically altered after a party on the same night that an entirely duplicate earth has been discovered. In her torturous lament Rhoda wonders: would her alternate self have made the same mistakes? She competes for a chance to find out
Free Local Film
There's no such thing as a free lunch? While that might be true, there's a host of free or nearly free film for SLC area cinephiles. Here's the short list:
1. BYU's International Cinema -free
2. Orem City Library -free screenings
3. $2 Classic Tuesdays at The Scera
4. Utah Film Center -free screenings
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