Desertscape International Film Festival
Time & Location
About the Event
St. George, UT--On June 30th, 2020, the nonprofit Film and Media Alliance of Southern Utah (FMASU) revealed the entire Desertscape International Film Festival: Year Two lineup. The 2019 fest presented 35 films from all around the world. The 2020 festival will double those numbers by way of a wide range of features and shorts of multiple genres. Film blocks will include; Sights and Sounds, Features, Student Films, Animation Spotlight, Made in Utah, International Student Films, Domestic Short Films, International Short Films, VR, The Guerilla Shorts Showcase, and Desertscape After Dark, for those who prefer edgier fare. As was the case with the 2019 fest, Desertscape: Year Two will showcase films from all around the globe. Included; The world premiere of the micro-budget thriller, "The 13th Cross," the gut-wrenching closing night film, "Dog Valley," the Sundance favorite, "I'll End Up in Jail," the Oscar-nominated animated short, "Daughter," festival favorite, "Traces," the Aaron Morgan-directed creature feature gem, "Seek," the understated Turkish drama, "Omar and Us," the harrowing and inspirational Paradise wildfire doc, "All Its Name Implies," and the haunting Sam Zaipian-helmed, "Always." These titles only scratch the surface. Additionally, Desertscape: Year Two will feature panels, filmmaker Q & A's, live music, after-parties, and an awards dinner. Desertscape International Film Festival will once again take place at the historic Electric Theater in beautiful St. George, UT. Not only is Southern Utah stunning in its own right, but it's also surrounded by breathtaking areas well worth exploring; Zion Canyon, Pine Valley, and Snow Canyon just to name a precious few. Desertscape: Year Two will run from Wednesday, July 29th - Saturday, August 1st. A limited number of all-access badges are currently on sale along with individual film block tickets. In regard to COVID 19, it should be noted that all necessary safety precautions will be taken throughout the festival run. This will include masks, sanitizing stations, and social distancing. While film in all its forms is of the utmost importance, attendees are priority number one.