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MAST is a media accelerator studio, a non-profit program of the Salt Lake Film Society that grows artists into artist entrepreneurs.
MAST 2019 Awards
MAST 2019 Finalists
  • 19 April 2019

    Introducing the MAST 2019 Fellows

    MAST’s 2019 cohort includes animation, documentary, and narrative filmmakers

  • 31 March 2019

    2019 Contest Results

    MAST’s 2019 contest results are in.

  • 18 March 2019

    2019 Submissions Closed

    MAST’s 2019 contest submissions draw to a close.

  • 17 December 2018

    Voices Seen Contest 2019

    Salt Lake Film Society’s MAST announces its 2019 animation contest, ‘Voices Seen’.

  • 17 December 2018

    People of Earth Contest 2019

    Salt Lake Film Society’s MAST announces its 2019 writing and photography contest, ‘People of Earth’.

  • 17 December 2018

    Micro-docs Contest 2019

    Salt Lake Film Society’s MAST announces its 2019 documentary contest, ‘Micro-docs’.

The Program

In keeping with MAST's forward-thinking mission, our labs will cover topics ranging from novel uses of free-to-use and open-source software for keeping production costs low, to guerilla production tactics for indie content creators, to business and brand-building essentials for artist entrepreneurs. Instructors will be subject matter experts, and wherever possible, prominent influencers and advocates for the technologies and methodologies they teach.

Labs are designed as an essential element of the MAST Fellowship, but are open to the public for a fee, both in-person or online.

April's lab was "Distribution Unmasked", part of our "Business of the Business" series.

May's lab was "Building a Plan for Success", part of our "Survival Skills for Artist Entrepreneurs" series.

Our upcoming labs include "Build the Brand of YOU", "360/VR Essentials", and "VFX for Indie Filmmakers".



The MAST Fellowship is a curated program of labs, mentorships, pitch and networking events, production subsidizing, facility and equipment offerings, and sponsor matching.

Between 5 and 10 MAST Fellows will be selected by invitation, and from among the winners of the 2019 MAST contests, People of Earth, Micro-docs, and Voices Seen.