QSaltLake Magazine

Utah Arts Fest’s Fear No Film series tears off the band-aid

2018 is ripping off a patchwork of societal band-aids, each placed over time across a range of incomplete issues. Fear No Film 2018 distinguishes these band-aids through a lense of over 50 international short films, grouped thematically into categories of Self Identity, Self Comparison, Our Busy Pace, The Information Age, Opportunity Disparity, Differing Trajectories, and New Boundaries. Each program contains multiple award-winning short films and differing filmmaker styles.

Screenings last about an hour inside the City Library Auditorium. All Screenings, except for kids’ films shown in the Kids Art Yard at the Utah Arts Festival, can contain adult content. All are free to the public.

Self Identity screens Fri., June 22, 4 p.m., Sun., June 24, 2 p.m.
Self Comparison screens Fri., June 22, 10 p.m., Sun., June 24, 4 p.m.
The Information Age screens Fri. June 22, 2 p.m., Sun., June 24, 6 p.m.
Our Busy Pace screens Fri., June 22, 6 p.m., Sun., June 24, 8 p.m.
Differing Trajectories screens Thurs. June 21, 6 p.m., Sat., June 23, 10 p.m.
Opportunity Disparity screens Thurs., June 21, 2 p.m., Sat., June 23, 6 p.m.
New Boundaries screens Thurs., June 21, 4 p.m., Sat., June 23, 2 p.m.
Utah Short Film of the Year Competition screens Thurs., June 21, 8 p.m., Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.

*All screenings may contain adult content.


Short films made for little people ages 3 and up screened hourly in the Art Yard noon-8PM.

Short films intended to challenge the imagination and intellect of children ages 8 and up, screened hourly in the Art Yard noon-8PM.

PHOTO | A Hand of Bridge