OREM — While Hollywood jetsetters and moguls are hitting the streets in Park City for the annual Sundance Film Festival, an equally intent, hard-working group of moviemakers will be celebrating the 5th Annual LDS Film Festival in Orem. Listed below are films and activities being shown today through Saturday:

Thursday, Jan. 19

2 p.m. — Welcome from Festival Founder Christian Vuissa ("Baptists At Our Barbecue"). Free.

4 p.m. — Howdytown

5:30 p.m. — "Salt Lake to Mesa," directed by Thomas Storesund. Jack and Cameron carpool to Mesa, Ariz., as the only witnesses to a siblings' marriage. Jack's other reason for going is to see the love of his life with whom he's lost contact.

7:30 p.m. — 24-hour Filmmaking Marathon Screenings. The short films made by more than 50 groups during the January marathon.

9:45 p.m. — "The Saxon Chronicles," directed by Jeshua De Horta. Set in the 9th century, Alfred the Great, England's most influential and inspiring king, escapes his kingdom when it is attacked by Vikings. He finds himself the in company of some unusual friends.

Friday, Jan. 20

10 a.m. — Writer/producer Ben Gourley of "Moving McAllister," a new film by British director Andrew Black ("Pride and Prejudice"), in which Gourley co-stars with Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Mila Kunis ("That '70s Show"). Gourley will talk about the process of getting funding and making his first feature film.

11 a.m. — Tim Skousen will discuss being a first-time director. Skousen's feature film "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang" is in this year's Sundance Narrative Feature Competition. The film was produced by Jeremy Coon ("Napoleon Dynamite") and Kevin Spacey ("Superman Returns").

1 p.m. — Kurt Hale will discuss directing a sports comedy meant to appeal outside the LDS audience. Hale's fourth feature film "Church Ball," will be released in March made with twice the budget of his previous films with some star power attached (Gary Coleman, Fred Willard, Andrew Wilson and Clint Howard). Hale will show clips.

2 p.m. — Rich Fassio, founder of Seattle based Modern Digital, will talk about the growing demand for 2K digital intermediate processing for film and HD projects.

3 p.m. — Brad Plowman and Amber Hawkins of FUEL Marketing, a Salt lake City-based advertising firm specializing in marketing the entertainment and filmmaking industry. The seminar will focus on establishing marketing budgets, creating effective public relations strategies and developing an advertising plan.

4 p.m. — Special showing: "American Mormon." Daryn Tufts ("The Singles Ward") tours the country documenting the hilarious misconceptions people have about Latter-day Saints. This collection of man-on-the-street interviews helps answer the question: What in the world do people think of us?

5:30 p.m. — "Believe," (not rated, probably PG), directed by Loki Mulholland. The film follows Adam Pendon, a struggling laid-off steel mill worker who unwittingly rises to fame and fortune. Features Larry Bagby of "Walk the Line," and Britani Bateman of "Mobsters and Mormons."

7:30 p.m. - "Everything You Want," directed by Ryan Little ("Saints and Soldiers"). Abby is an art student whose work helps her escape her parents' eccentricities and life's challenges. Her longtime friend, the perfect and delectable Sy, has been her strength since childhood. When Abby meets her roommate's cousin she faces a choice. Features Shiri Appleby and Nick Zano. Shown on ABC Family Cable and will be distributed this spring direct to Disney DVD.

9:45 p.m. — "Propensity," directed by Rob Diamond. "Propensity," is a supernatural drama that deals with the silent epidemic of suicide in a unique attempt to explore this sensitive and often misunderstood subject. It follows three men and their ghostly wanderings somewhere between heaven and earth in an attempt to right the wrongs in their lives. A battle ensues between good and evil. Cameo appearance by Heather Beers ("Charly").

Saturday, Jan. 21

10 a.m. — LDS film forum/panel discussion, moderated by BYU professor Gideon Burton; Kirby Heyborne will conduct a two-hour actor's workshop ($10).

12:30 p.m. - Screenwriters workshop: Matt Whittaker ("Saints and Soldiers," "The Work and The Glory"); John Moyer ("The Singles Ward," "Mobsters and Mormons").

1 p.m. — Dave Hunter of Halestorm Entertainment will talk about the new Stone Five Studios in Provo; Kirby Heyborne will offer a second two-hour actors' workshop.

2 p.m. — Charles Cranney and Dennis Packard, founders of BYU's Lifesong mentoring program which fosters the writing and filming of novels will talk about Lifesong publishing and filming efforts. Includes clips of the feature-length film, "Fire Creek." Director Jed Wells and stars from the show will be on hand.

3 p.m. — Cinematography workshop with T.C. Christensen. Richard Dutcher discusses the making of "States of Grace."

3:30 p.m. — "Take A Chance," directed by John Lyde. Featuring Corbin Allred, Kirby Heyborne and Dave Nibley. Two brothers from Texas pose as foreign exchange students as they travel to a small Idaho town in search of the girls of their dreams.

4 p.m. — Juniors Giants

5 p.m. — "Piccadilly Cowboy," directed by Tyler Ford. Carson Wells is a Montana cowboy living in London. When he proposes to Lucy, a young English girl, he realizes that her staunch, traditional grandfather is also his employer. This entry is from the United Kingdom.

7:20 p.m. — "The Return," directed by Michael Amundsen. Elder Rowe McDonald is a self-propelled achiever. He anticipates the perfect life and will do what it takes to get it. With his wedding just four weeks away he looks forward to starting a family and embarking on a promising career. As he returns from his mission, the cab ride home is halted by a horrific collision. This is considered by organizers to be one of the great highlight films of the LDS Film Festival.

9:45 p.m. — "Powerless," directed by Matt Daniels. This festival entry is from the United Kingdom. When Sarah witnessed the murder of her father, her life was shattered. Moving far away from the city was the only thing that seemed to make sense. When the power fails and a chilling radio broadcast reveals that terrorists have brought Britain to its knees, the family find themselves vulnerable, afraid to leave home. Made for less than $10,000, the film has been critically acclaimed.


If you go . . .

What: 5th Annual LDS Film Festival

Where: SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem

When: through Saturday, Jan. 21

How much: $5 per show, tickets available at the door

Web: www.ldsbox.com.