2021 Impact Report for Utah Film Center


Since April of 2020, we’ve offered Utahns over 300 film opportunities that they could access from their couches, cars, school desks, theaters, picnic blankets in a park, or in their neighbor’s backyard. We travelled to communities around the state to meet Utahns where they are, and ensure that every Utahn has access to art and cultural opportunities that encourage us to see humanity in others and strive for common understanding. Our revised media arts education programs are dynamic and effective resources online and in person that encourage creativity and engagement. Our artist support continues to help independent filmmakers as they, too, navigate a new normal.

Through film, we work to:
• Connect people and strengthen communities;
• Champion authentic and diverse representation;
• Invest in the film ecosystem;
• Encourage thoughtful and civically-engaged audiences

We do what we do because we believe that film can inspire people to change the world. We are pleased to share with you the following impact report for our 2021 fiscal year to highlight how our work contributed to a vision of a world where all of Utah’s communities feel welcome, valued, and creatively empowered to make the world a better place.

Thank you for your ongoing support and for recognizing how film helps us to connect, question, explore, process, and grow.