M&P Ep. 194 Stuart Derman

Garrett Clark and Co-founder and Executive Director of Wasatch Mountain Arts, Stuart Derman, discuss the upcoming Wasatch Mountain Film Festival that is happening April 20-23 and how the film festival was founded.

While studying in college, he and Co-Founder, Shane Baldwin, would attend outdoor-adventure film festivals; however, even though Utah is known for its diverse outdoor environment and community, Utah did not have a film festival dedicated to the outdoors at the time. So, they created Wasatch Mountain Arts that highlights outdoor adventure film directors. Since its creation, the event has grown from a single-day event to a four-day event with thousands of attendees, workshops, panel discussions, and screenings.

This year, the festival will feature 40 films that vary from two minutes to two hours in length and includes topics ranging from skiing to rock climbing. The festival also features some of the outdoor-adventure film directors from all around the world. For the first time this year, the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival will also have an adventure creator workshop that helps directors learn how to start their own career path and will be taught by producers, film makers, and directors.

To attend the film festival or to learn more, click here. For more insights about the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, please watch the full conversation here:

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