16th annual LDS Film Festival returns to Scera Theater

The LDS Film Festival flier shows the date for the 16th annual festival. The festival will show a variety of films at the SECRA Center for the Arts. (LDS Film Festival)

For movie buffs looking for something to do this weekend, the 16th Annual LDS Film Festival is returning to the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem March 1-4.

The LDS Film Festival offers over a hundred films broken down into three categories: Feature Films and Premiers, Documentary Features and Short Film Programs. The vast array of films represents the status quo of current LDS filmmaking.

The films offer plenty of diversity, ranging from stories like “Modifying Reality” about the BYU Animation center, to “Waffle Street” about “a Wall Street financier’s foray into the food industry and his ultimate redemption thanks to the best short-order cook in town.”

Returning filmmaker Rob Diamond will open the show with his film “Love Everlasting” at the festival. He said the festival is a great experience for filmmakers to continue to learn, grow and showcase their work.

“I’ve always been grateful for the support of the LDS Film Festival and how it encourages filmmakers to continue to hone their craft,” Diamond said.

Founder and director of the festival Christian Vuissa said the festival is a chance for local filmmakers to show their work and provide a variety of new films.

“The LDS Film Festival continues to showcase an impressive array of films produced in our community,” Vuissa said. “The festival welcomes back several experienced filmmakers and introduces fresh new voices with a lot of potential.”

The festival will start with “Everlasting Love” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem and will finish up with “The Last Descent” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Those interested in attending can see the overview of the program for a schedule of the films, or can visit the LDS Film Festival website for more details.


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