The deadline has passed; please check in November for the 2025 applications.


About the Show

The 48th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 28 - 30, 2024 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest, outdoor, multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kicks off the summer in Utah each June. Along with our Fear no Film program, patrons enjoy three days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, children's art and culinary arts.

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 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.

Not interested in performing, but would love to be involved in the selection process? If you are interested in being on one of our jury selection committees, and would like to be part of the process of selecting artists for the 2024 show, please fill out the jury interest form.

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

  • Opening Date: November 1, 2023
  • Early Bird Deadline: January 8, 2024
  • Regular Deadline: February 5, 2024
  • Late Deadline: March 4, 2024
  • Notification Date: April 8, 2024
  • Fear No Film at the Utah Arts Festival: June 28 - 30, 2024

Submission Categories

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

The deadline for 2024 Fear No Film at the Utah Arts Festival has now passed. Please check back in November 2024 if you wish to apply for 2025.