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SOFS Local Short Films

Utah Filmmaker Showcase: Local Short Film Collection

Directed by Various

United States

Rating: Not Rated

Content warning: Depending on the film: some rough language, transphobia, sexual humor, and a parent ill in the hospital

Language: English

A collection of seven short films made by local Utah filmmakers. 

FIRE TENDER, directed by Roni Jo Draper & Marissa Lila – Margo Robbins, a Yurok grandmother and knowledge keeper, works to return cultural fire practices to Yurok territory to restore the land and the people.

A CONVERSATION, directed by Phil Hessler – Ugandan born professional snowboarder, Brolin Mawejje, sits down with Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Jimmy Chin, to discuss race, diversity, and their unique career paths within the outdoor industry.

MY NAME IS ____ , directed by Aria Gunter – A young closeted trans teen struggles with her identity and coming out from a black and white world that actively suppresses it.

DANCING IN DURATION: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ALBEIT LIMINAL, directed by Rae Luebbert – A documentary exploring the preparation, execution and reflection of a four hour durational dance performance highlighting specific dance artists in Salt Lake City, UT.

CASEY, directed by Rylee Syme – The story of two men bringing their lives together while haunted by the shadow of a former partner who went missing 5 years before.

FROM WAY UP HERE, directed by Celeste Chaney – Two women ditch a celebration of life, steal a car (and the urn), and take to the mountains for one last adventure.

4DWN, directed by Danny Schmidt – 4DWN tells the unconventional and deeply personal story of a South Dallas skatepark whose mission is to change the lives of everyone who walks through the gate. The 4DWN skatepark is a resilience hub rooted in skate culture, tackling the challenges of food insecurity and social justice in one of the city’s poorest communities.


Utah Film Center’s Summer Outdoor Film Series is proudly presented with support from these organizations:

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Summer Outdoor Film Series, Utah Filmmaker Showcase

Fri, August 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm

FREE

ADA accommodations are available. If you have additional needs, please visit our Accessibility page to connect with an ADA coordinator.

Presented with English
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