Day Pass Fri. 7th Film Festival
This is the Day Pass for Friday the 7th for Utah Film Festival
Friday Jan 7th
Workshop: Mastering the Virtual Audition
Description: COVID has pushed even more auditions virtually so actors must learn how to adapt to the technology and techniques needed to match the demand. Learn from professionals the do’s, don’t and tips to create the best virtual audition and land your next big role.
Film Block - Unique Short Perspectives
Films in this block: Alexandra, Switchboard, The Landing, The Man in the Tree
Panel - Video Editing for Beginners
Description: video editing is a mandatory skill for all filmmakers and terribly complicated for most. Learn tips and tricks from a professional editor to help make your editing process go much smoother and prevent major completion setbacks.
Utah Premiere - Killer Christmas Elves
Synopsis: Paying homage to the 80's cult puppet horror movies, this horror comedy follows Tommy, a teen going to see his dad, James, for the first time in 10 years. When a witch curses toy elves in a toy factory the elves come to life to ravage a neighborhood. Can Tommy and James put aside their differences to fight off the elf-pocalypse?
World Premiere - Rite of the Shaman
Description: Kai is a mute high school student who is taking care of his fatally ill mother. He finds solace in botany and nature, as well as memories of his late grandfather, who was a shaman and owl trainer. While trying to grieve and cope with loss, Kai struggles to navigate the pressures of high school, as well as the pressures of caring for his mother. He spirals into depression and pushes away everyone that he loves, especially after discovering how bad his mother's cancer really is. Ultimately Kai is faced with a decision. Will he continue to descend down the dark path he is heading toward, and will he continue to spread negativity and hate? Or will he become the healer and beacon of light that he was truly meant to be? Rite of the Shaman is about overcoming life's everyday challenges, confronting the shadow self to find healing, and understanding how our actions, as minuscule as they may seem, ultimately impact other's lives.
Film Block - Mature Shorts
Films in this block: Ghosted, Resurgence, She Works Hard for the Money, Side Effect, The Mill Creek Strangler, Widow’s Peak