Film Fostering & Education

FILM FOSTERING & EDUCATION INITIATIVE
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.

MEDIA ACCELERATOR STUDIO (MAST)
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.

BIG PICTURES, LITTLE PEOPLE
A free program that encourages critical thinking through visual storytelling for 1,400 underserved children each summer.

COLLEGE CAMPUS SCREENING SERIES
Co-curating the best indie films, free for students on campus, including at Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah.

TOWER ARCHIVE
Maintaining an educational and fun resource of more than 13,000 works of art in cinema.

IVORY TOWER SERIES
In collaboration with Westminster College, a student-curated lecture and film series for
college cinema students to engage with the community.

SCHOOL GROUP TOURS
An educational experience that teaches students about the history of cinema through a behind-the-scenes look at a theater.

SCHOOL NIGHT FILM SERIES
Encourages young audiences to explore the art of cinema by providing free screenings every Tuesday for those under 21.

UTAH SCREENWRITERS PROJECT
Builds a writers’ community through workshops and professional mentorship. This project has fostered 150 Utah writers.

VENUE ACCESS PROJECT
Making our venues available for low-cost or free maker-space, including film shoots, web series, podcasts, etc.

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