Events for Activist Groups

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2024

Outdoor Auntie and Utah Film Center’s Black, Bold & Brilliant program are partnering with Tracy Aviary to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Together, we are hosting a night of cinematic exploration and adventure under the stars unlike any other programming offered in Utah. Join us on Friday, June 28th, to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Disabled, and LGBTQ+ communities engaging with outdoor sports, public lands, and environmental activism with outdoor films and local vendors. >> When: Friday, June 28. Doors open at 7:30pm and films will begin at dusk (approx. 9:15pm). >>Where: Tracy Aviary at Kea Lawn Good to know: >>Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at The Bird Feeder Cafe. >>Bring your blanket and chairs and arrive early for the birds and stay for the movies! >>Alcohol for sale, 21+ only, must have ID on hand. >>Can’t attend but still want to support? >>Purchase a donation gift ticket at >>Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at About the Films: SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet. Chasing the Bono 11 min | USA Mussel Grubbing 7 min | USA The Studio 13 min | USA Paddle Tribal Waters 9 min | USA Apayauq 17 min | USA Tracing History 13 min | USA Forward 16 min | USA African Voices for African Forests 9 min | USA Rewilding Rio 15 min | USA Soundscape 14 min | USA

Utah Queer Film Festival (formerly Damn These Heels)

Experience the Utah Queer Film Festival (UQFF) in person on October 25-27, 2024 at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center–an exciting weekend of LGBTQIA+ creativity, ideas, and art explored through dramatic and documentary films from around the world, including local short films. Virtual films will be available October 27-November 3, 2024. As the longest-running queer film festival in the Mountain West, UQFF celebrates, inspires, and highlights queer stories, queer history, and queer joy through a diverse selection of feature and short films, community collaborations, workshops, discussions, and more! >>June-July 18: Early-bird festival passes for Utah Queer Film Festival are on sale now! >>Mid-July: First Program Announcements >>Mid-August: Additional Program Announcements >>Early September: Films, workshops, and tickets available to reserve with your pass! >>October 25-27: Pick up your physical pass and enjoy the in-person Festival >>October 27-November 3: Select films available to view during the online Festival Buy your Early Bird Festival Film Pass at: Utah Queer Film Festival is powered by Utah Film Center.