The Sundance Film Festival, held January 23-February 2, 2020, is one of the largest independent film festivals in the world and a showcase for new work from American and international filmmakers. For more than 30 years, filmmakers and audiences have been traveling to Park City, Utah, and surrounding venues to see some of the most innovative storytelling in cinema today. Here is some great advice from Utah Film Commission director Virginia Pearce on How to Sundance:
We are incredibly lucky to have a world-class Festival in our backyard and the following tips will help you take advantage of all the Festival action and navigate the fun. With screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance Resort, we hope you can get out there and see something!
There are some amazing films from all over the world being shown this year. Check out the full line up HERE. We are thrilled that there are two films “made-in-Utah” at the Festival this year.
- Nine Days This film received a motion picture incentive and shot in and around Salt Lake and Tooele in August with an all-star cast including Winston Duke (Black Panther) and Benedict Wong (Avengers).
- The Killing of Two Lovers This film was written and directed by BYU professor Robert Machoian and was shot entirely in Kanosh earlier this year.
If a film you want to see appears to be “sold-out”, you can still join the electronic eWaitlist two hours before a screening’s start time and just show up directly at the theatre. The Waitlist is a Sundance Film Festival tradition!
In addition to film screenings, the Festival offers a variety of panels, art, concerts and new media installations, as well as some great people watching on Park City’s Main Street. So be sure to make some time to wander around the Festival. Find out more about how to experience the the Festival offscreen HERE.
We hope to see you around the Fest!