Moab, UT – Last month, the Utah Arts Council conducted its first-ever YouTube film contest, 48 Hours in Utah. Participants were given two days to create a four-minute video and post it on the Internet. The contest generated thousands of new hits to the Utah Arts Council's website.
16 Utah film crews made the deadline. Most of the jury prizes went to students at Utah's five film schools, but YouTube viewers gave first place to a film called Trivial Pursuits, an off-campus entry from Moab. Jon Kovash reports.