Here's How to Follow the Sundance Film Festival from Home

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2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. ©Sundance Institute | Jonathan Hickerson

The Sundance Film Festival thrives on retaining its raison d'être: to serve as a home for and an inclusive celebration of independent film (see: $20 individual tickets and an abundance of Utah Locals privileges). Still, there exists a specious notion that unless you're a filmmaker, journalist, actor, or studio exec, the Festival is an ethereal dreamscape. If you've naively capitulated to said perceptions of exclusivity -- seriously, my own Mom could Waitlist her way into at least a few screenings -- and plan on being far from the chilly epicenter of Sundance this year, all is not lost. is once again presenting tons of live video and editorial coverage of film premieres, panels, and music, as well as around-the-clock updates on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. Point being, if you can't be in Park City for the festivities this year, we've got your back. Read on for all of the ways we're bringing the Festival to you direct from Utah.


Tune in for daily live content from the Sundance Film Festival, including intimate conversations at Cinema Café, two heavy-hitting Power of Story panels, and plenty of other key Festival events. All Live@Sundance events will be streamed on and our official YouTube page.

Thursday, January 21, 1 PM MST

Day One Press Conference with Robert Redford, Keri Putnam, and John Cooper

Friday, January 22, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Lena Dunham and Norman Lear

Saturday, January 23, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Chelsea Handler and Morgan Spurlock

Sunday, January 24, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with John Krasinski and Thomas Middleditch

Monday, January 25

11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer

2:30 PM MST

Power of Story: Evolution of Storytelling

Tuesday, January 26, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon

Wednesday, January 27, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café (Guests TBA)

Thursday, January 28, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café (Guests TBA)

Power of Story: The Art of Film (feat. Christopher Nolan and Colin Trevorrow, moderated by Alex Ross Perry)

Friday, January 29, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Saturday, January 30, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Saturday, January 30

Awards Ceremony


It's the closest thing to cramming the Festival into your pocket. The official 2016 Sundance Film Festival mobile apps are free and available on iPhones via the Apple Store or Android phones via Google Play. Get the App.

  • Real-time Festival event guide and schedule that can be sorted by Title, Category, Date, or Location
  • Personalize your favorites and customize your own schedule
  • Connect to Sundance Institute’s social media channels and share your experiences
  • Get visitor Information regarding shuttles, venue locations and ticket options



@SundanceFest – The official handle of the Sundance Film Festival. Follow for live updates, talent takeovers, and more.

@SundanceFestNow – Our account for Sundance Maniacs: indie film fanatics who want 24/7 breaking news at the Festival.

@SundanceLabs – Year-round news and information about Sundance Institute’s wide array of Artist Programs and Labs.

Each day of the festival, a different filmmaker will takeover our @SundanceFest Twitter account to share the experience through their eyes. Follow along and ask them questions.

January 21: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, co-directors Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You

January 22: Taika Waititi, director Hunt for the Wilderpeople

January 25: Nate Parker, director The Birth of a Nation

January 26: Dawn Porter, director Trapped

January 27: Gingger Shankar, co-director/performer Nari

January 28: Louis Black, co-director Richard Linklater - dream is destiny

More TBA


The go-to source for everything you need to experience Sundance Film Festival 2016. Announcements, photo challenges, exclusive content, and more. Like us on Facebook at


Follow @SundanceInstitute on Instagram for highlights of daily events, behind-the-scenes looks, and red carpet coverage direct from the Sundance Film Festival.


Follow SundanceFest on Snapchat for highlights of daily happenings and exclusive behind-the-scenes instant coverage by our social media team. At the Fest? Submit your snaps and follow our live story!


The official Tumblr of the Sundance Film Festival includes news coverage roundups, exclusive content, graphics, gifs, user-generated content, and more:


Behind-the-scenes videos from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Capturing the best moments of the Sundance Film Festival, one six-second Vine video at a time. Follow us at SundanceFilm.


The Sundance Film Festival YouTube Channel is home to all of the 2016 live events and panels as well as exclusive filmmaker and talent interviews.


Follow Sundance Institute for fresh playlists from this year's Sundance Film Festival artists including ASCAP's Music Cafe artists and the Celebration of Music in Film.


Visit for daily coverage of film premieres, Q&As, panels, and other events taking place over the 10 days of the festival. We’re dispatching our team of writers all around Park City to keep you up to speed with the biggest stories coming out of the Festival.

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2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. ©Sundance Institute | Jonathan Hickerson