Hunter Gomez, center, on the set of "Proper Manors." Photo by Emily Roth Hurst

In case you didn't know, Utah has a lot more to do with indie film than just Sundance. And thanks to the efforts of the Utah Film Commission, along with our amazing landscape, the state is gaining popularity in the film world. This year was no exception. 

Here are some of the nominees for this year's Filmed in Utah Awards (click here for the full list): 

Best Director (Short)

Michael Christensen - Absolution is Now Public
Jonathan Steven Green, Jahanara Saleh - Imagine
Adam Moss - Shadowed
Joseph Olivas - The Man From Sorrow
Mayra Garcia - Merlin's Magic
Ruston Jones - El Murcielago

Best UTube Channel

Scot DW
8747 Productions
Proper Manors
J-Watt Entertainment
Pretty Darn Funny
Red Castle Productions

Best Short Film (High School)

Salt Lake Hockey Team
The Date

Best Director (Feature)

Loki Mulholland - An Ordinary Hero
Jason Manning - All I've Got
John Lyde - Saga: Curse of the Shadow
Garrett Batty - The Saratov Approach
Kohl Glass - Orc Wars
Sohrab Mirmont- The Freemason

Best Documentary

Innocence Lost - The Charlotte Hansen Story
An Ordinary Hero
Camp Floyd - A City in the Desert

Best Short Film (Pro)

The Hanging Tree
El Murcielago

Best Series

Day Zero: Requiem
Out of the Box
Proper Manors
Pretty Darn Funny
Crash Pad
Talking Pictures

Best Short Film (College)

Funeral Detail
Everything's Fine
Man From Sorrow
& Juan
Walk Again

Best Feature Film

95ers: Time Runners
The Freemason
Ephraim's Rescue
Missed Connections
Saga: Curse of the Shadow
The Saratov Approach

The 3rd Annual Filmed in Utah Awards will take place March 29 in Salt Lake City at The Grand Theatre.