As with everything this year the Sundance Film Festival will look a little different in 2021. Now you can enjoy the festival from the comfort of your home or your home away from home. Bring Park City into your living room with online Sundance 2021 festivities. Below we will be highlighting the changes and what you should expect from the upcoming movie festival in January of 2021.
- WHEN: JANUARY 28 through FEBRUARY 3 2021
- WHERE: Virtual screenings + one physical screening for each film in its lineup at more than 25 arthouses around the country + drive-in options in Los Angeles and Park City.
- HOW TO FEST: Head to the following website for all the information on how to enjoy this year’s Sundance Film Festival https://htf.festival.sundance.org/
- EXPLORE THE FILMS: Check out the list of films participating in this year’s Fest https://fpg.festival.sundance.org/film/films/catalog
- TICKETS: Passes and Tickets go on sale on January 7th. Make sure to register for an account https://tickets.festival.sundance.org/
“SLIPPERS INSTEAD OF SNOW BOOTS”
Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world across the US and beyond.
The heart of our festival is our community. The joining of artists and audiences forms something truly extraordinary. We invite you to explore the program, join the conversation, and experience this new festival with us.
-Tabitha Jackson, Director, Sundance Film Festival
The festival has reduced its timeline to seven days from the usual 11 and will take place JANUARY 28 through FEBRUARY 3.
The entire program will be available on festival.sundance.org to pass holders and ticket buyers across the United States, in addition to some international territories that have yet to be finalized. The festival is also planning at least one physical screening for each film in its lineup, as well as drive-in options in Los Angeles and Park City. More than 25 arthouses around the country, from Alabama to Puerto Rico, will partner with Sundance for screenings and events. Its full slate of talks, as well as the New Frontier, XR, and emerging media programs will be available around the world.
Programmers just finalized the lineup including 70-plus features, 50 short films, and four episodic works. Passholders will either gain immediate access or need to request space in advance, depending on the level of their accreditation. A three-hour availability window begins at each film’s scheduled start time. Two days after their premieres, all films will have a second screening window, this one for 24 hours. Because you’re not running between venues this year, the possibility of seeing more films is higher!
The general public also will be able to purchase tickets for virtual screenings, though the festival has yet to determine a timeline for making them available. All talks and events will be free and globally accessible, as long as you have an internet connection.
Confirmed drive-in events will take place at the Rose Bowl and the Mission Tiki in Los Angeles. In Park City, The Ray will host indoor, socially distant screenings. The festival is also exploring around 15 international partners for screening events.
The usual chaos of Park City’s Main Street, will go dormant, however, the festival’s online hub, will include “Main Street,” “Artists Lounge,” and “Festival Village” sections for social engagement.
With vaccines on the horizon, Sundance views its 2021 edition as a temporary setup, but some of this year’s tweaks might stick around.
One of the fundamental values of the Festival is gathering: it’s a place where a global community of independent artists can convene for a generative and open exchange of ideas. This year, that will take place on the platform’s Festival Village, a free-to-all space where Satellite Screens, partners, and Festival sponsors will host a wide range of events, programming, and offerings to complement and enrich the official program. The platform’s Main Street will act as both an homage to the iconic Park City thoroughfare and as an extension of the Festival’s core programming, featuring digital partner spaces hosting conversations, musical performances, and more. The Artist Lounge will feature a space for creators to gather for artist programming, as well as for the Festival’s Class of ’21 to network and celebrate at private events.
As at past Sundance Film Festivals, films will premiere throughout the day, with Day One films set to debut Thursday, January 28, at 6 p.m. U.S. Mountain Time. During the 2021 Festival, each of the 70+ feature films will premiere online in a dedicated time slot, followed by a live Q&A. Multiple films will premiere simultaneously roughly every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. U.S. Mountain Time. This rollout is designed to preserve the energy of a Festival, with an abundance of choices and collective experiences, as audiences can begin the film simultaneously, and participate in the live Q&A which follows (viewers can also begin films any time within three hours of their premiere’s start). All films will return to the platform two days after their premiere for a “second screening,” offered on demand for 24 hours. The platform’s movie player is powered by Shift72 and developed with best-in-industry security and access practices. In a Festival first, the entire 70+-feature lineup on the platform will be closed-captioned on demand, and Q&As will be live-captioned.
SHORT FILM, INDIE SERIES PROGRAMS
The Short Film and Indie Series (formerly Indie Episodic) programs, focused on creative storytelling outside the feature format, will include 50 short films and world premieres of four episodic works. These will be available on-demand on the Festival platform for the full length of the Festival.
Since its launch, the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier has served as a showcase for dynamic, innovative work at the crossroads of film, art, and technology — and 2021 is no exception, with 14 works in the program. For the first time ever, adventurous audiences around the world will be given the chance to engage with the works, the artists, and each other via a bespoke virtual platform, accessible via computer and VR headsets. The New Frontier Gallery hosts the complete slate of live performances, AR, VR, and other emerging media works. Cinema House is the Festival’s fully immersive, big-screen theater, and Film Party is an interactive social space where the entire community of accredited Festivalgoers can safely gather together again. The environment also features interactive tools such as proximity audio and video chat.
Tickets and passes for those who want to experience the Festival for the full run, a single day, or a single screening will be available to the general public beginning January 7; further details will be available later this month. For more information, sign up at Festival.Sundance.org.
The full list of participating arthouses is below. Check out the Sundance lineup –> https://fpg.festival.sundance.org/film/films/catalog:
Birmingham with Sidewalk Film Festival
Sidewalk Film Center, Sidewalk Drive-In
Arizona: Tucson with The Loft Cinema
The Loft Open Air Cinema
Montclair with American Cinematheque
Mission Tiki Drive-In
Pasadena with the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl Drive-In
San Francisco with The Roxie Theater
Roxie Theater, Fort Mason Drive-In
Denver with Denver Film
Key West with Tropic Cinema
Tropic Cinema, The Key West Lighthouse, The Truman Little White House, The Ernest Hemingway House and Museum
Miami with Third Horizon and O Cinema
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Atlanta with Atlanta Film Society
The Plaza Theater, Plaza Drive-In, Dad’s Garage Drive-In
Macon with Macon Film Festival
Honolulu with Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA)
Iowa City with FilmScene
FilmScene at The Chauncey
microcinema, Wichita Art Museum, Groover Labs
Louisville with The Speed Art Museum
Speed Art Museum
New Orleans with New Orleans Film Society
The Broad Theater
Baltimore with Maryland Film Festival
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theater
Brookline with Coolidge Corner Theatre
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Detroit with Cinema Detroit
Minneapolis-St. Paul with FilmNorth
Pleasantville with The Jacob Burns Film Center
Jacob Burns Film Center & Media Arts Lab
Columbus with Gateway Film Center
Gateway Film Center
Tulsa with Circle Cinema
Circle Cinema, Circle Cinema Drive-In, Admiral Twin Drive-In, Philbrook Museum, OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa University, Gilcrease Museum
Philadelphia with BlackStar Film Festival
San Juan with Asociación de Documentalistas de Puerto Rico (AdocPR)
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR)
Columbia with The Luminal Theater
Spotlight Cinemas Capitol 8
Memphis with Indie Memphis
Malco Summer Drive-In
Nashville with Belcourt Theatre
Austin with Austin Film Society
Dallas with Aviation Cinemas
Houston with Houston Cinema Arts Society
MoonStruck Drive-In, DeLUXE Theater
Park City with The Ray
Salt Lake City with Salt Lake Film Society
Seattle with Northwest Film Forum
BEST HOMES FOR WATCHING SUNDANCE 2021 FILMS
Be sure to check out some of our best movie-watching properties or browse all of our Park City Abodes here!
Sundance Film Festival in Park City is one of the biggest film events of the year! A-list stars, directors, producers, and writers all gather in the mountains to view some of the best new independent films. Activities, parties, movie premiers, and a surge of nightlife add even more to what Park City already has to offer. Plus, it’s the perfect time to hit the slopes while so many are busy taking in the Festival activities for 10 days!
In short, Sundance is an experience you don’t want to miss!
With Winter starting to make its way to the mountain, Sundance is now just around the corner. In fact, passes and packages go on sale to the public TODAY at 12:00pm MST. They typically sell out, so continue reading below for important Sundance Sale info.
Check out our exclusive properties available during Sundance Film Festival and book or inquire today – Inventory is limited!
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Book a minimum 3-night stay at an Abode property between December 1, 2018 and April 7, 2019 and receive a $300 Delta Air Lines electronic gift card. Supplies are limited so make your reservations today!
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Sundance Film Festival 2019 Pass & Package Information:
Festival Dates: January 24 – February 3, 2019
Pass & Package Sales
Public: October 18, noon MT until sold out
Members: January 15, noon–8:00 p.m. MT
Locals: January 17, noon–8:00 p.m. MT
Public: January 22, 10:00 a.m. MT until sold out
Q: What packages are available for purchase?
A: There are six packages available, depending on the venues you’d like to attend and status you have with the festival. Here is a breakdown of the options below:
|ECCLES THEATRE PASS
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|GRAND THEATRE PASS||$300||
Deadline for Cancellations: Friday, December 7, 2018
Festival passes are nontransferable. Name changes are allowed for a $100 fee. Festival passes are photo credentials that are intended for one person. Festival pass theater access is restricted by date, venue, and/or time of day, depending on the type of pass. Pass holders need to be in line at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time to guarantee admittance.
There are also packages for Students and Youth, for Utah residents, and business packages. To see the breakdown of those packages, take a look at the Sundance website.
Q: Are there limits to what I can buy?
A: Yes, there are some limits to how many tickets you can buy at once. Festival pass and ticket package purchases are limited to one ticket package per item type and two Festival passes per item type (so couples may attend together). There is no limit to the amount of different Festival passes and/or ticket packages per transaction as long as the limit of one per package type and two per pass type is observed.
Individual ticket sales are limited to 20 tickets per order, with a maximum of four tickets per screening. In cases where we determine that an individual or group is attempting to obtain large quantities of tickets by using various addresses or other means to get around limits, we reserve the right to cancel those orders.
Q: What’s the best way to find out about schedule or screening changes?
A: There are several ways you can check the status of movies and showtimes. In December, Sundance will be launching an app that you can download that will provide necessary updates. You can also visit the Sundance schedule at sundance.org/schedule, Check theaters, main box offices, information booths, and sundance.org/ for the latest info on any changes to the schedule, or call our ticketing hotline at 435-776-7878 for up-to-date Festival information. Updates will also be provided at @sundancefest on Twitter.
There are lots of reasons to book a ski vacation in Park City, Utah…
For many people the main draw is the fresh and fluffy Utah powder. For others it’s the Sundance Film Festival and the movie star spotting. Still others come to Park City for the easy access from the Salt Lake City Airport. But trends show that more and more visitors are selecting Park City over other ski resort locations based on the authenticity that our old west town emanates.
An authentic experience is something that more and more people are searching for these days as they plan their vacations of all types. “Hollywood goes to Aspen—that’s the place to be seen. Park City keeps a low profile,” says actor Kevin Sorbo, who is best known for his lead role in the television series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” and who is in eight movies filmed last year. More and more people are looking for an escape and Park City offers just the right environment to get away while experiencing luxury and a heaven for outdoor activities.
If you are looking for a real high west ski town time of your life you should certainly consider booking a Park City ski vacation with Abode Park City. We offer a variety of properties in all the best locations. Whether you are hoping for ski in /ski out slope side elegance or a cozy cabin right on Main Street we have you covered. Contact our reservations department at 435-565-1555 to book your luxury ski vacation today!
WRAPPING UP SUNDANCE IN PARK CIT
Sundance is going off without a hitch, and our focus is turn to some great Spring skiing. We are starting to run specials, so check out your favorite abode property for availability and discounts up to 25% off.
Come join us for some great blue-bird ski days!
Check out these cheap flights to Salt Lake City. We have limited availability in some of our Park City and Deer Valley properties for some dates.
We are wrapping up Sundance Film Festival here in Park City and looking toward Spring skiing in Park City and Deer Valley.
SUNDANCE IS HERE—COME TO PARK CITY AND ENJOY
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SUNDANCE IS A GREAT TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT PARK CITY FOR 2 REASON:
- THE FESTIVAL ITSELF IS AMAZING, AND:
- MOST FESTIVAL GO-ERS DO NOT SKI, SO IT IS A GREAT TIME TO ENJOY THE SLOPES.
WE RECEIVED ABOUT 10 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE PAST 24 HOURS, SO THE SLOPES IN DEER VALLEY AND PARK CITY ARE IN PRIME CONDITION. IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE EXPECTING A LITTLE MORE SNOW ON SATURDAY AS WELL!
COME ENJOY THE FUN!
MONTAGE TEAMS UP WITH SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
New Montage Deer Valley resort teaming with Sundance Film Festival
Montage Deer Valley, North America’s newest mountain resort, opening December 2010 atop Empire Pass in Park City, Utah, has been named an official provider for the “2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table” fundraising event, benefitting the nonprofit Sundance Institute. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival: An Artist at the Table will kickoff the first day of the annual Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2011, by gathering an intimate crowd of guests and artists at the lodge-style Montage Deer Valley for a festive pre-film cocktail reception. The group will then transfer to reserved seats for a film screening at the Eccles Theatre, just one of several competition films playing that night throughout Park City. After the film, guests and artists will return to the resort for a convivial three-course dinner.
Each table of nine guests and an artist will enjoy an inventive farm-to-table menu created by Montage Deer Valley Executive Chef Matt Leonard. The evening will also include entertainment by Sundance Institute Composer Fellows. This fundraiser to benefit Sundance Institute, the presenting organization of the Sundance Film Festival, is a special evening to celebrate the importance of independent artists and their stories.
Founded by movie icon Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, An Inconvenient Truth and Angels in America.
When it opens, Montage Deer Valley will be one of North America’s finest mountain resort destination. Reminiscent of great mountain lodges, the resort is less than five minutes from Park City’s celebrated Main Street, and a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. Montage Deer Valley will feature 154 guestrooms, and more than 66 suites and private residences ranging from one to four bedrooms, all with fireplaces and expansive views of the majestic Wasatch Front. The resort will also offer extensive 24-hour services; several dining options; a gourmet gastro-pub with bowling lanes, billiards, darts and nostalgic arcade games; a 35,000-square-foot alpine-inspired spa; outdoor pool and whirlpools; outdoor terrace with fire pits; retail shops and 55,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space for executive meetings and special events.