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What started as a few individuals screening films at Library Square under the name Salt Lake City Film Center & Artist Collaborative has transformed over the past 20+ years into Utah Film Center — a full-fledged, film-centered cultural organization with a statewide reach, focused on film exhibition, media arts education, and artist support. 


Founded as SALT LAKE CITY FILM CENTER & ARTIST COLLABORATIVE offering several free screenings of independent films each week.

Grows to include Through The Lens, Utah Film Circuit and Rural Utah tour, Drive-Ins and Outdoor Film Screenings, Black, Bold, and Brilliant, among others


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DAMN THESE HEELS LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL launches with a handful of films in celebration of Pride month.


FISCAL SPONSORSHIP program is established to make independent filmmaking accessible. This program has helped hundreds of filmmakers since, including the award-winning films: Won’t You Be My Neighbor, In Football We Trust, Allen V. Farrow, and Citizen Ashe


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TUMBLEWEEDS FILM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS launches, focusing on encouraging young film lovers’ curiosity about the world.



MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION launches, focusing on offering fine arts/media arts education in the classroom for K-12 Utah teachers and students. 


AVREC Arthouse, a collaborative co-working space and resource for Utah-based filmmakers becomes part of the Film Center and is rebranded as ARTIST FOUNDRY.


UTAH FILM CENTER celebrates 20 years of being a cornerstone of cultural programming in Utah. 


2023 & Beyond

We look forward to securing a building that reflects our creativity and community-focused interest in filmmaking as a fine art. 

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