Opening and Closing Weekends

From day one to day ten, there are ongoing celebrations surrounding the film openings and special events. Check back in December for more information.

Opening Weekend Events

Day One Screenings

The Festival is in full-swing as of Day One of the 10-day indie film celebration. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday, January 22, and includes screenings from the competition film line-up, as well as the opening of New Frontier.

An Artist at the Table

A fundraiser and kick-off for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and an intimate evening to celebrate independent artists and their work. This event includes cocktails with filmmakers, reserved seating at the Day One screening, dinner with artists.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Park City, Utah

Day One Party

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival opens with our annual celebration as filmmakers and Festival friends reunite or meet for the first time.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Legacy Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort
1310 Lowell Ave.
On shuttle route. Parking is available. Party ticket required for entry. Admittance dependent upon capacity.

Salt Lake City Gala and Screening

Festivalgoers celebrate the opening weekend in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 23, 2015. One reception and two screenings are held in and around the Rose Wagner Theatre. Invitations and tickets required. The Salt Lake City Gala and Screening is presented by Zions Bank.

Friday, January 23, 2015
First screening: 6:30 pm, invitation only (Sorry, no pass holders. Pass holders may join the eWaitlist)
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Gala: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Pierpont Place, Salt Lake City, invitation only

Second Screening*: 9:30 p.m.
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

*Screening ticket required except for Locals Salt Lake/Ogden Pass holders, who may show their pass for access to the second screening. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Closing Weekend Events

Closing Night Film

Friday, January 30, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Eccles Theatre
Screening ticket or valid pass required. Waitlist is available and encouraged.

Awards Ceremony and Reception

The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. The competition juries, a group of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. Decided by Festivalgoers' ballots, Audience Awards are bestowed upon films in each of the Festival's four competition categories and NEXT.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., invitation only
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., invitation only
Basin Recreation Fieldhouse
Ceremony ticket required.

Awards Night Party

Filmmakers, guests, and patrons celebrate the ground-breaking work showcased during the Sundance Film Festival.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
9:30 p.m. - 12:30am
Basin Recreation Field House
Party ticket required for entry. Admittance dependent upon capacity.
No parking. Shuttle service will be running.

Access Festival evening parties via the free shuttle system. Detailed information is located in our Festival Transit Map. You can also check Festival Information Booths or with Transportation Liaisons (at bus stops) for specific party shuttle information. Park City party venues have no parking available.