Students in Focus


Latest Episode

Crafting Our Story
Premiered: February 10, 2024

Get ready to be inspired by Utah's creative and diverse student filmmakers in this episode of Students in Focus! Tune in and experience how these filmmakers use their artistic skills to shed light on some of the pressing issues on students' minds today. We also hear from a music video director who started in action sports, he shares his story about how his film career grew into what he's most passionate about today.


Events & Opportunities Bulletin Board

"A Tree A Day," Photographs by Vittorio Caretti
Jan 6 - Feb 17, 2024
Opening Reception Jan 6th 4:00-5:00 PM at the Sprague Branch. "A Tree A Day," Photographs by Vittorio Caretti

Utah PTA Video Contest
Deadline: February 1 - March 15, 2024
Calling all digital savvy youth, grades 9-12, to share their tech skills, creativity, and voice by creating a short video about healthy digital practices. Entries accepted February 1-March 15th. Students may win up to $300!

Through the Lens: Spring Film Series
Feb 21, 2024
FREE Through the Lens movies are taking you on an intimate journey of camaraderie this spring! Witness a heartfelt story of love amidst Alzheimer's, a daring expedition to the North Pole, and the adrenaline-fueled world of wildland firefighting in the Western US. Film screenings are FREE at 7:00 PM at the Salt Lake Public Library.

Student Film Competition
February 27, 2024
U of U Adobe Creative Commons is hosting a first ever student film competition. Participants will create a 10 minute snow sports film using Adobe Premiere! The competition will take place on February 27th from 7:00-9:00. We will have lots of free pizza and swag!

Celebrating Trans Joy
March 2024
The City Library and SLCC are looking for art submissions celebrating trans joy for an exhibit in March 2024. This includes dance, film, visual art, written/spoken word, etc. If you are interested, please contact

U of U Film & Media Arts Scholarships Now Open
Deadline: March 1, 2024
Department of Film & Media Arts scholarships for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are now open for applications. This scholarship is open to any Film & Media Arts major, whether you’re an incoming student, transfer student, or continuing student. The general application requires some personal information and short essay answers.

Spring Classes begin at Spy Hop Productions
Deadline: March 4, 2024
FREE Spring class sign ups have begun! Classes begin March 4th and there are quite a few different offerings. Filmmaking Basics, Exploring Style Design, Podcasting, and Beatmaking and Live Recording are just a few to choose from. Check out the website to learn more!

Submissions for Tumbleweeds Film Fest 2024
Deadline: March 15, 2024
Submissions Open for the 2024 Tumbleweeds Film Competition for Kids Grades K-8. The finalists will have a special screening and gain entry into the film festival. Submissions close March 15th, 2024.

Digital Media & Film Showcase
Deadline: April 11, 2024
Presented by Weber State University's Communication Department - April 11th at 6:00PM Free and open to the public. More details coming soon.

Deadline: August 1, 2024
Experimental Series - Salt Lake City is an experimental video/film series focused on movement, the body, gesture, choreography, and/or somatic and embodied cinematic interventions. All programs screen at the Union Theatre at the University of Utah.

Focus on the Future Film Festival
Deadline: October 1, 2024
This film festival is open to all filmmakers that are Utah residents either 18-25 years of age or students currently enrolled / recent graduates of Utah colleges or universities. Submissions to the fUTure of Utah Filmmakers' Showcase must be 25 minutes or less in total runtime and completed within the last year, or 2022 or later. Now Accepting Submissions!

Open Studio
Every Friday 3 to 7pm
Ages 13-19 - Spy Hop’s longest running walk-in music workshop! It’s literally an open studio full of musical gear for you to use! If you love to write songs or you’re just beginning the process, Open Studio is for you!