Utah Filmmakers™ Mentorship Program

Utah Filmmakers, in association with the Utah Film Commission, is implementing a Mentorship Program to provide student and community filmmakers with guided opportunities to work in the film industry.

An independent vetting committee, consisting of select Utah Filmmakers™ Associates, has been established to review all applications for mentors and mentees.

Becoming an official UFAMentor is based on specific qualifying standards including—but not limited to:

    • Established film industry experience.
    • Commitment to the goals of the program.
    • Abidance with the Program's Code of Ethics & Conduct
    • Means to address potential liabilities.

Those interested in volunteering their time and expertise as mentors are invited to complete an online application.

Mentorship opportunities are open to members of the Utah filmmaking community including film students, high school and college graduates, and local filmmaking enthusiasts, novices, etc.

Mentee applicants will be vetted by the same committee which will determine if they meet specific qualification requirements, such as:

    • Commitment to participation in the program.
    • Having a demonstrable work ethic.
    • Possessing integrity & Accountability
    • Agreement to abide by the Program’s Code of Ethics & Conduct

Individuals interested in becoming mentees are invited to complete a separate online application.

The Utah FilmmakersMentorship Program places emphasis on established filmmaking professionals mentoring those that aspire to become professional filmmakers themselves. The program endeavors to serve members of the local film community seeking practical experience in the film industry in a professional and safe work environment.

Official UFAMentors will impart knowledge in their areas of expertise, and cultivate a resource of knowledgable and experienced professionals available to work in the local industry.

UFAMentees will be given the opportunity to gain practical experience with the guidance of vetted professionals, enabling them to contribute their talents to local productions while learning essential industry standards and aspects of the craft that are not usually taught in most academic programs.