The LDS Film Festival was founded in 2001 by Austrian filmmaker Christian Vuissa, who envisioned a place for LDS filmmakers to network with each other and showcase their work to an appreciative audience.The LDS Film Festival has grown tremendously over the last few years. What began as a short film festival, is now a major event that showcases an impressive array of feature films, special screenings and short films.
Attendance is now averaging 5000-7000 visitors each year. Most of the films shown at the festival are world or Utah premiers.
Since its inception, the LDS Film Festival has awarded and paid out over $45,000 in cash awards to LDS filmmakers.