Who hasn’t heard of the Sundance Film Festival? Many have perhaps dreamt of attending. The restrictions caused by the pandemic has meant that many festivals have had to rethink their offerings and the hybrid festivals of last summer were actually a hit. All of a sudden many of us had access to films and music that we would otherwise have had to wait months, or years for, if not miss all together. This year’s Sundance Film Festival was planned in hybrid format, now however due to the Omicron covid variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates, the Festival’s in-person Utah elements has been moved online. Organisers promise that audiences this year will still experience the magic and energy of the Festival with bold new films and XR work, the discovery of new storytellers, direct encounters with artists, and an innovative globally accessible social platform and gallery space.
The Festival is important not only to the artists and audiences who gather each year, but also as the most essential fundraiser for underwriting the Institute’s year-round artist support work. Pushing past the disappointment of having to make the decision to go completely online, the team promises to build on the success of last year’s festival. In addition to reaching global audiences, they have the opportunity to forge a path for immersive online experiences.. There will also be a vibrant dimension to the festival with a rich mix of conversation, talent talks and events.
The Festival will begin Thursday, January 20, 2022 as planned, with the screening schedule currently being adjustments to account for an online only schedule.
Single tickets will now go on sale January 13 at 10 a.m. US MT. For international audiences Explorer Tickets are available.
The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute.
The History of Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. Sundance Collab, a digital community platform, brings artists together to learn from each other and Sundance advisors and connect in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On The Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, City So Real, Top of the Lake, Between the World & Me, Wild Goose Dreams and Fun Home. Join the Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.