Celebrate Utah stories and home-grown filmmakers in this local short film program. Each short film will include a video introduction from the filmmaker. Films in the program include:
Church and the Fourth Estate by Brian Knappenberger
When a reporter uncovers a file that reveals a shocking series of child-abuse allegations in Idaho’s Boy Scouts, the investigation rattles a tight-knit community and implicates the Mormon Church.
Fig. Undefined by Hugo Vaca
The title Fig. Undefined is a nod to the uncertainty of knowing when the LGBTQ+ community will be able to live without discrimination as well as the unknown countless moments of suffering that will result from conversion therapy or similar practices.
The Second Closet by Ali Akbari
A gay man with disability navigates dating in Salt Lake City, but through his not-so-halal escapades, he realizes what is truly missing in his life.
The Secrets We Keep (Los Secretos que Guardamos) by Armando Lopez
A surprise visit from his parents forces a young man to deal with coming out to his parents or losing the man he loves in the process of keeping things hidden.
Theirs by Guillermo Ramos, Garrett Taylor, Alex Sotelo
A short documentary film that tells the coming of age story of a young Black and non-binary teenager in Utah.