Students in Focus


Latest Episode

Finding Your Passion
Premiered: May 11, 2024

From student production to professional filmmaking! This Students In Focus Season One Finale features a student spotlight on Gabi Cuascut, a rising producer from Utah Valley University, and expert insights from filmmaker Nic Edwards, a skilled 1st Assistant Camera and camera operator. Both interviews offer a unique perspective on the filmmaking process.


Events & Opportunities Bulletin Board

REEL Stories
June 3-21, 2024
Tell your story to the world: no film experience needed! In Reel Stories, you will write, direct, and edit your own five-minute documentary film that speaks to who you are, what you’re interested in, and where you live. If you have the passion, we’ll provide the rest: intensive training in pre-production, shooting, sound design, and editing, and all the gear you need to bring your vision to life.

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!

Utah Film Film Job Opportunities
Want to work in the Utah Film Industry? Find out what productions are hiring local crew and extras, as well as local businesses looking for talented employees with film-related skills.