Sundance NEXT FEST 17 dates coming soon

LA premieres straight from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

An outdoor entertainment venue for attendees to mingle and enjoy a drink, snacks, and fun activities throughout the weekend.


Get your tickets to our benefit event celebrating Sundance Institute and its artists! Join us as we honor The Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker, and party to the sounds of White Sea and DJ Jace One.

About Next Fest

Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the renegade spirit of independent artists. This year, six bold new films fresh from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival make their Los Angeles premiere. Each is paired with either a special musical performance that embodies a shared artistic sensibility or a conversation with filmmakers and the luminaries that inspired them.

For our fourth year, we’ve added a new outdoor venue to offer even more opportunity to celebrate the spirit of music and film in LA—grab a drink, mingle, soak up the summer sun, and feel the energy as we celebrate the next wave in American cinema.

Sundance NEXT FEST lights up downtown LA August 12–14 at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

The home base for Sundance NEXT FEST is The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Originally opened in the 1920s as the United Artists Theater, the space symbolizes a coming together of independent artists and perfectly embodies the spirit of Sundance NEXT FEST.

929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Exclusive Access for Sundance Members

Sundance Institute members enjoy VIP benefits at Sundance NEXT FEST, including:

  • First access to tickets (tickets available 7/6)
  • 20% discount on tickets (daytime screenings only)
  • Special seating section for members at every Ace screening (on a space-available basis)
  • Invitation for two to the Sundance Institute Member and Alumni Party
  • With purchase of a ticket to Downtown & Dirty Shorts on Sunday, August 14 at 12pm members have the opportunity to attend a members-only, intimate conversation with Director of Programming Trevor Groth and Programmer Charlie Reff about the Sundance NEXT FEST program and the festival’s genesis. Member guests included with ticket
  • Entry into our Sundance NEXT FEST sweepstakes for full access to the Festival, plus hotel stay and dinner for two at the Ace Hotel
  • Exclusive Sundance NEXT FEST tote
  • Two free tickets to every screening (Storyteller level only)

Sundance Institute members help power year-round programming and support for independent artists. Become a member to get NEXT FEST benefits and be a champion for new and diverse voices in storytelling.

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Requesting Tickets for Press
Press who wish to attend and cover Sundance NEXT FEST should complete the ticket request form by Wednesday, July 20. We will follow up with you regarding whether your request can be accommodated.

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We invite you to join us as we put on an exciting three-day celebration of film and music in LA! Apply here to become a Sundance NEXT FEST volunteer.

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