2017 Festival Schedule

What began as a short film festival, is now a major event that premieres and showcases an impressive array of feature films, documentaries, special screenings, and short films.

The schedule for the 16th LDS Film Festival 2017 is now available. We are very excited about this year's festival program. An impressive lineup awaits you.

The LDS Film Festival strives to annually present a diverse spectrum of films that represent the status quo of current LDS filmmaking. The festival is independently organized and not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tickets for all events are available at 801-225-ARTS, online at scera.org or at the door. Click here for admissions information.

All events are open to the public and take place at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah (745 South State Street).

International 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon

Everyone around the globe can participate in the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon. You don't have to be physically present at the start of the competition.

The 24-hour filmmaking marathon is a fun competition and one of the highlights of the festival. Every year dozens of groups sign up to participate, and all finished films are screened during the festival to a crowd of several hundred people. Past entries have gone on to play at film festivals nationwide.

Every participating group has only 24 hours to write, shoot and edit a 4-minute short film. No more than five people (cast and crew) per group are allowed to participate.

Half of each group's entry fee will go towards the award money. Over the last 14 years, we have paid out over $10,000.00 in cash awards. The entry fee also includes 5 tickets (a $40 value) for the 24-hour filmmaking marathon screening on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

We will kick off the marathon at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017. We will post the theme, object, and dialogue line on the festival website and participants must upload their finished films no later than 24 hours later on Saturday, February 18.

Sign-up online anytime before Friday, February 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. MST, by paying the entry fee.

Click here for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The LDS Film Festival offers multiple sponsorship opportunities that allow you to have a presence at the festival and reach filmmakers and audiences alike.

Over the last ten years, attendance has been steady, averaging 4000 to 7000 visitors each year. The LDS Film Festival is the premiere film festival for the Utah and LDS film community, bringing together key players in the regional film industry, including filmmakers, industry professionals, distributors, and investors.

Please contact us at feedback@ldsfilmfestival.org for more information. Your support is greatly appreciated.