In 2018, Britt and Jeff Roth husband and wife team behind the creation of the fest, discovered Kanab, UT. They quickly learned about its rich movie history and could not believe a film fest didn't already exist! While exploring the city, they stumbled upon the rustic Old Barn Playhouse- and got themselves invited to an open house wedding reception that evening- gotta love this town! But the moment they stepped foot into that special place, they just knew it was going to be the site of Kanab's first Film Festival!
April 2019 was the inaugural event and it was a huge success! With the Arts Board, the City of Kanab, the Office of Tourism, and an amazing community of Sponsors, they formed a strong team- dubbed the Mighty Five- and put on a memorable 3-day event with an epic kick off party, kids movie event, local movie history tours and nature hikes each day, and screened 27 incredible films (of the 47 submitted) to a sold out crowd!
2020 was a widely successful second year featuring 38 original films, expanded "Best Of"categories, five incredible workshops with industry professionals, and a whole lot of great food, music, and networking!