The Utah Filmmakers™ Facebook group—created by UFA™ Board Member Ben Hawker in 2007—is the Official Forum of the Utah Filmmakers™ Association, utilized to bridge the local film community with Utah’s film industry.
While the UFA™ existed separately since 2002, membership is granted automatically to individuals and organizations with active filmmaking interests in the state of Utah that share the UFA™'s Vision and Core Values and are committed to supporting its Mission.
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.
An ongoing* group poll inviting working professionals to share how many years they have been making a living in the film industry has been a real eye-opener. When it comes to collective experience, members of our Facebook group have literally centuries of experience to draw from.
*The data in the embedded spreadsheet is not directly connected to the group poll so, from time to time, it will be updated manually.