Registration Open for Big Screen Science 2017-18 WorkshopsView web version

Big Screen Science: Fostering Science Inquiry Through Filmmaking

Registration Open for Big Screen Science 2017-18 Workshops

Join Utah Film Center’s SHIFT teacher professional development program for an eight-month professional development initiative to train STEM educators (grades 4-12) how to facilitate the production of student-produced instructional and documentary videos. 


Training Dates:

Two-day initial workshop: July 31 & August 1, 2017 (8:30 am–4:30 pm) at Natural History Museum of Utah

Three 4-hour follow-up workshops: Sept. 29, 2017 (8:30 am– 12:30 pm), Jan. 26, 2018 (1–5 pm), Mar. 2, 2018 (8:30 am–12:30 pm) at Salt Lake Community College South Campus


2.0 USBE professional development credit, partial Educational Technology Endorsement, SLCSD cash stipend, SHIFT Learning in Focus standards-linked Filmmaking Curriculum manual, & Utah Film Center year-long membership.



Please contact Suzi Montgomery (Education Director) at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Tumbleweeds Film Festival Fields Trips

Few Spots Remain for our 2017 Tumbleweeds Field Trips

Utah Film Center has a few spots available for the Tumbleweeds Festival Field Trips this September to grades 5-12 in conjunction with the 2017 Tumbleweeds Film Festival (Sept 22-24)! We will be presenting multiple screenings in West Jordan and Salt Lake City of the documentary The Mars Generationwhich premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film FestivalThe film’s director, Michael Barnett, will lead a Q&A after each screening and all participating teachers will receive a study guide packet.

Upcoming Utah Film Center Free Film Screenings

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MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)

Sat, Jun 10 @ 2 PM
Orem Library

Recommended for ages 8+

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Mon, Jun 12 @ 7 PM
The City Library
Salt Lake City

 Post-film discussion  with Ruth-Arlene Howe (Retired Law Professor of Boston College), John White, moderated by LaShawn Williams (Social Work Professor of UVU)

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Tues, Jun 13 @ 7 PM
The City Library
Salt Lake City

 Post-film discussion  with Lisa M. Ord, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Director of Patient Support Program, John A. Moran Eye Center

Utah Film Center Education Programs generously supported by


Salt Lake School District, UT | Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) | 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program | Utah Film Commission | XMission | Anonymous