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Speaking on Business: Utah Film Center

The goal for the Utah Film Center is to select films for their programming they feel would draw people in and create dialogue about important issues facing society.

Chris Redgrave Oct 19, 2017

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Utah loves film, especially independent films, and this has led to growth of the Utah Film Center, which has a commitment to free screenings of documentary, independent and dramatic films shown every month at venues in Salt Lake City and beyond. Executive Director Elisabeth Nebeker says the goal is to select films for their programming they feel would draw people in and create dialogue about important issues facing society, especially since they believe cinema is a great communication tool to bring the community together.

An important part of the Utah Film Center is their educational programming, which introduces film into the classroom as a medium for storytelling, increased student engagement and improved critical thinking. They also produce the award-winning Tumbleweeds Film Festival for children and youth with events throughout the year and the annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ film festival.

The Utah Film Center collaborates with various educational and community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, provide forums for underrepresented groups and develop new audiences for film, especially the independent films they’re most known for. While most screenings are free, an annual membership provides admission to receptions with filmmakers and early access to screenings and tickets. Visit utahfilmcenter.org to sign up today and see what’s coming up next.

The Speaking on Business program is now in its twentieth year.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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