Applications are closed for 2023


Late Deadline: March 12, 2023

Applications are now closed for 2023 Fear No Film.

About the Show

The Fear No Film Festival aims to celebrate a wide range of artistic excellence with more than 50 short films screening during the 3-day Festival.

The Utah Arts Festival is one of the largest, most culturally rich artistic showcases for artists throughout the western United States. The works celebrated at the festival stretch well beyond the borders of Utah, exposing festival-goers to a diverse collection of contemporary yet traditional, challenging yet accessible, thought provoking yet fun range of works over three frenetic days every June.

More than 50 films will be screened with non-cash awards awarded by a Grand Jury, the Utah Arts Festival, and by an audience vote.

Deadlines & Dates

  • Early Bird Deadline: January 8, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: February 5, 2023
  • Late Deadline: March 12, 2023
  • Notification Date: April 23, 2023
  • Fear No Film at the Utah Arts Festival: June 23 - 25, 2023


The Utah Arts Festival is working to ensure we balance tradition and innovation. The number of consecutive years an artist has participated in the Utah Arts Festival will be taken into consideration as part of the final selection process. The Utah Arts Festival reserves the right to “rest” an artist for one year after three consecutive years of participation.

If you are interested in the possibility of being on the Jury to help select artists for the 2023 show please email a for more information.

Submission Categories

  • Clever Narrative Short
  • Inspiring Documentary Short
  • Mind-Blowing Animated Short
  • Brilliant Experimental Short
  • Other, aka "You’ve Just Gotta See It"

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