Community

The Utah Filmmakers™ Facebook group—created by UFA™ Board Member Ben Hawker in 2007—is the principle forum utilized by the Utah Filmmakers™ Association to bridge the local film community with Utah’s film industry. While the UFA™ existed separately since 2002, it does not have a formal membership structure. Instead, after being invited to help Admin the Facebook group, we have worked to develop it into an effective and thriving platform and promote it as the de facto online forum for mentorship, collaboration, and promotion for professional and novice filmmakers alike. 

A “Utah Filmmaker™” can be any filmmaker with direct ties to Utah including—but not limited to—Producers, Writers, Directors, Actors, Cinematographers, Sound Engineers, Set Designers, Property Masters, Hair & Make-up Artists, Animators, SFX/VFX Artists, Composers and many other technical and creative occupations.


The Utah Filmmakers™ Community Liaison program was started in 2019 to better enable the organization to show its support for the film community. Our volunteer Community Liaisons are easy to spot at film festivals, workshops, screenings, networking functions, and other film-related events because theyll be wearing official Utah Filmmakers™ Association T-shirts sponsored by Red Finch Rental.

When you see them, be sure to say hello and tell them about any upcoming events that they can attend and help to promote through our social media presence. Speaking of which


In 2007, Utah Filmmaker™ Brian Higgins brought The 48 Hour Film Project to Salt Lake City. The annual film competition in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. Its a fun and exciting event for the local film community.

The UFA™ proudly supports Team Mega Hippo Productions!


The Utah Filmmakers and Actors Slack Channel was set up by Cameron Bullock and Dan Herbas in 2018 as an additional means for filmmakers to connect.

The UFA™ works to encourage, facilitate and promote innovative means for filmmakers to collaborate and create.


Central Utah 4-H Filmmakers was an after-school program that operated in Sanpete County, teaching local youth about filmmaking through the production of a series of shorts called “Phil & Friends.” The show was broadcast on CentraCom’s Local Channel 10. We also operated a small studio space courtesy of Wasatch Academy.



Our organization has also participated in a number of local utah events including Mt. Pleasant's soapbox derby as well as Independence Day and Pioneer Day parades.

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