About the Festival

Utah Film Center is rolling out the rainbow carpet once again for the 2022 Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival! Damn These Heels is one of our most popular events which explores LGBTQ+ issues, ideas, and art through dramatic and documentary films from around the world. And we manage to have a lot of fun along the way! 

This year marks our 19th anniversary of hosting Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival which makes it the longest running LGBTQ+ film festival in the Mountain West. This festival was born out of community collaborations and has thrived because of our strong support from people like you. While the name ‘Damn These Heels’ may sound a little silly, the origins are inspired by the notion that when you walk in someone else’s shoes you come to understand their unique perspective which can ultimately foster empathy and kindness toward our fellow humans.

2022 Festival Programming Team

Alex Vejar

Atticus Reo

Cameron Asharian

Cat Palmer

Deidrene Crisanto

Derrek Wall

Felipe Zurita

Hans Heath

James Long

Jeffrey Paris

Keith Turner

Ken Holleman

Leah Medley

Lisa G. Aspinwall

Salem Rogers

Timothy Morrise

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors

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Decoo Academic Foundation

Free screening of Flee at Liberty Park, SLC at 8 pm on July 17.
Get notified when tickets are released for the screening.