Thank you to all who made it to the Showcase and Filmmaker Forum, to our sponsors The Film Society, UMOCA, City Weekly, Uintah Brewing Co., and  SL County’s ZAP program, and to all the businesses that supported us by donating items for our silent auction.  (See list here.)  We couldn’t do it without all of you!  Check back for our annual report January 30, 2015 to see how we fared.

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from the Showcase.


Above: Ben Kegan introducing his grant-winning film, The First Men.

Below: Board members and Sundance filmmakers Kenny Riches and Dustin Defa.




Milling about during the silent auction.

(Pictures courtesy of Tj Nelson.)

Congratulations once again to the 2014 Davey grantees: Ben Kegan, whose film The First Men premiered at the Showcase; to Carleton Bluford, whose play “MAMA” you can see at  Plan-B Theatre February 12-22 2015; and to Rob Tennant, playwright of Booksmart, which will have its run at Plan-B Theatre in December 2015.

Thank you, too, to the filmmakers who donated their time to the Davey Foundation for a filmmaker forum on December 18, discussing Collaboration in Independent Filmmaking.  The Distinguished Panel included filmmakers Ben Kegan (The First Men), Dustin Defa (Person to Person, Bad Fever), Kenny Riches (Must Come Down, The Strongest Man),  Amanda Stoddard (One Revolution)Patrick Waldrop ( in production on the feature documentary New Sensation), and Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children).

None of this happens without your HELP!  You can DONATE HERE and support emerging artists with us! Thank you to our sponsors below!


The Davey Foundation was created to honor the life of David Ross Fetzer and his commitment to the film and theatre arts. The Foundation is excited to make available grants to filmmakers and playwrights 35 and younger for the development of innovative film and theatre projects, and to provide the mentoring framework that will allow young artists to flourish.

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  1. Good evening,
    I am a playwright as well as work in short and indie films. I’m curious on finding a way to submit for one of these possible grants.
    Any information would be very helpful.



    1. Joshua,

      All grant information is on the grant pages, either theatre or film. On each page there is a link to the pertinent application. Let me know if you still have trouble finding that info.



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