Jan. 23–26, Scera Center, Orem, ldsfilmfestival.org
Family-friendly: The LDS Film Festival doesn't cater only to Mormon audiences. Instead, it features family-friendly entries by local filmmakers.
The films: Of course, successful LDS-themed films, including Saints and Soldiers and The Errand of Angels, have gained major boosts by being in the fest. "But overall, it's just a great place to see a collection of films by great artists who are passionate about their craft," says submission coordinator Brandon Smith. Theaters fill up—so get tix early.
24 hours: The major highlight is the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon screenings, featuring films shot in one day by locals who, immediately before filming, were given a theme and object to include.
Celebs: The fest isn't know for big names, but it happens. The year before last, director Daryn Tufts showed his film, My Girlfriend Boyfriend, starring Alyssa Milano. At the very least, you won't have to carry around your stack of 8X10s.