as·so·ci·a·tion | əˌsōsēˈāSH(ə)n, əˌsōSHēˈāSH(ə)n | noun

Definition: A connection or cooperative link between people or organizations...

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A brief history of "Utah Filmmakers™"...

The Top-Level Domain (TLD) name was first registered in 2002 prior to the formal incorporation of Utah Filmmakers™ as a nonprofit organization. Over the years, the Utah FilmmakersAssociation (UFA™) has sponsored several projects including high school workshops, screening events, original content production, after-school programs, a 4-H club, etc.—primarily in central Utah.

After relocating to Salt Lake City—and not wanting to duplicate services already being offered more effectively by organizations like Spyhop, the Utah Film Center, and the Salt Lake Film Society—the organization shifted its focus to be more in line with its name: associating Utah filmmakers with one another and seeing what could be done to better connect the local film community—filmmaking enthusiasts, novices, students, etc.—with the local film industry.

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The Utah Filmmakers™ Association works to encourage, facilitate and promote innovative means for filmmakers to collaborate and create. From our Social Media presence to our Official Forums, and outreach efforts through our Community Liaisons.

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The UFA™ does its best to promote and participate in events and workshops sponsored by other agencies and organizations committed to film-related goals that we all have in common, including…

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The 48 Hour Film Project. Brought to Salt Lake City in 2007 by Utah Filmmaker™ Brian Higgins. 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. It’s a fun and exciting event for the local film community.

Since 2011, the UFA™has proudly supported
Team Mega Hippo Productions!

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The annual Film Day on the Hill to support the efforts of the Motion Picture Association of Utah and IATSE Local 99 to encourage state legislators to continue funding and expanding Utah’s Motion Picture Incentive Program which is administered by the Utah Film Commission.

Screenings, workshops, classes, and other valuable resources can be found at the Utah Film Center. UFA™ officers include working filmmakers that are just as excited to learn new things about filmmaking as anyone else in the profession.

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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 for a time courtesy of Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant.

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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.