About the Festival

Utah Film Center is rolling out the rainbow carpet once again for the 2021 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 audiences can stream films from home, join us in-theater at the Rose Wagner and pack a picnic for an outdoor screening! 

This year marks our 18th 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.

2021 Programming Team

Ash Hoyle

Ash Hoyle


Atticus Reo


Cameron Asharian

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Cat Palmer


Chris Smunk


Cristobal Villegas

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Derrek Wall

Felipe Zurita Quintana

Felipe Zurita Quintana


Griffin Hendrickson


Hans Heath

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Jade Velazquez

Jeff Paris

Jeffrey Paris


Ken Holleman

Laure Bender

Laure Bender


Leila Salari

Lisa Aspinwall

Lisa G. Aspinwall

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Mara Lemesany

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Mel Martinez

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Stanford Rovig

Steven Baker

Steven Baker


Timothy Morrise

Tony Griego

Tony Griego

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