Students in Focus


Latest Episode

Perfecting the Craft: Spotlight on CJ Stokes
Premiered: December 2, 2023

Meet CJ Stokes, filmmaker and student at Judge Memorial High School. In this episode, CJ is sharing with us his inspiration for pursuing filmmaking and the stories behind two of his pieces, "All State or All Star?" and "Voices for Ukraine."

Events & Opportunities Bulletin Board

Through the Lens: Fall Film Series
December 13, 2023
Through the Lens screenings return this fall! We're pulling back the curtain this fall highlighting three unique stories that are sure to shake up one's usual point of view by introducing a new take. 12/13 - Subject. Through the Lens is the flagship film program of Utah Film Center. Since launching in 2011, in partnership with KUER 90.1’s RadioWest, the series has presented film screenings and in-depth post-film discussions featuring fascinating documentaries, spectacular narratives, and special film events.

Creative Lab Workshop
December 15, 2023
1:00PM - 5:00PM Get crafty in the Creative Lab! Drop in during DIY December to make simple gifts for the holidays and get to know the tools available to you all year round.

12 Minutes Max
December 17, 2023
2:00PM - 3:00 PM 12 Minutes Max is a curated monthly performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines.

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

100 Years of Utah Film & TV Exhibition
January 12 - December 31, 2024
From January 12 — December 31, 2024, the Utah Film Commission will host an exhibition on the 4th floor of the Utah State Capitol celebrating 100 years of Utah Film & Television inspired by James V. D’Arc’s When Hollywood Came to Utah. More details to come.

Sundance Film Festival
January 18-28, 2024
Celebrating 40 years of independent filmmaking, Sundance Film Festival returns Jan 18-28.

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.

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!