231 film titles screened in 2018, including 106 international films from 27 different countries and 36 documentary films.
SLFS year-round programming is:
Co-presented with the Czech Consulate, this three-day spring program has hosted eight Czech filmmakers and more than 50 Czech films.
An annual collaboration with the Mexican Consulate celebrating the history, culture, and heritage of Mexico.
A yearly series devoted to exploring the greatest films within a specific genre or cultural lens.
Co-presented with the Jewish Community Center and others, 2019 films from Israel included Oscar-winning Skin with director Guy Nattiv.
SLFS, University of Utah School of Dance and Department of Film & Media Arts co-presented the films of internationally renowned Belgian dance filmmaker and composer, Thierry De Mey, in 2018.
Patrons of all ages dress up and sing their hearts out to The Sound of Music, a family favorite.
For nostalgic audiences of all ages, three months of cult classics at the historic, much beloved Tower Theatre.
Every weekend in October is Halloween featuring horror favorites and Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow-cast.
A holiday tradition providing good cheer and free movies.
A nationwide celebration of independent cinema offering free films and treats for patrons.
The best in classic and contemporary theater productions from the British stage, artfully filmed, and co-presented with Tanner Humanities Center.
Bringing the best in media storytelling to the community four times a year.
Examples from 2018 include a visit by Jimmy Chin for the Oscar-winning Free Solo, and local film directors and subjects from Church & State, a documentary about the legalization of gay marriage in Utah.
Our passion project, this initiative cultivates cinephiles and tomorrow’s filmmakers, offering free films for underserved children and young people. It educates artists and filmmakers so that they can contribute to Utah’s creative economy.
By offering contests, labs, mentorship, networking, and production assistance, MAST supports local filmmakers while building Utah into a “content creation” hub. The 2019 program has awarded $20,000 to contest winners and $100,000 in fellowship funds. MAST is a forward-thinking, content development program that harnesses the power of tech-enabled and animation storytelling. Current fellows are working on a range of topics, including displaced workers, traditional stories of Mexico, and restoring sight to the blind.
A free program that encourages critical thinking through visual storytelling for 1,400 underserved children each summer.
Co-curating the best indie films, free for students on campus, including at Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah.
Maintaining an educational and fun resource of more than 13,000 works of art in cinema.
In collaboration with Westminster College, a student-curated lecture and film series for college cinema students to engage with the community.
An educational experience that teaches students about the history of cinema through a behind-the-scenes look at a theater.
Encourages young audiences to explore the art of cinema by providing free screenings every Tuesday for those under 21.
Builds a writers’ community through workshops and professional mentorship. This project has fostered 150 Utah writers.
Making our venues available for low-cost or free maker-space, including film shoots, web series, podcasts, etc.