Here’s How to Follow the 2017 Festival From Home

Nate von Zumwalt

We hope to see you in the flesh at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, but if it’s not in the cards, is 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. 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 into live streams direct from the Sundance Film Festival, including intimate conversations at Cinema Café, two heavy-hitting Power of Story panels, the Jessica James-hosted Awards Ceremony, and plenty of other unique Festival moments. All live streams are available on

Day One Press Conference
Thursday, January 19, 1 p.m. MT
Kick-off the Festival with Robert Redford, David Lowery, Sydney Freeland, Keri Putnam, and John Cooper

Cinema Cafe
11:30 a.m., MT. A daily series of informal chats, which this year will include conversations between Jon Hamm and Sam Elliott, Kumail Nanjiani and John Cho and others. Chek for scheduling updates.

Post-Truth and Consequences
Saturday, January 21, 2:30 p.m. MT

Power of Story: The New Climate
Sunday, January 22, 2:30 p.m. MT

Women in Science
Tuesday, January 24, 2:00 p.m. MT

Power of Story: Art of Episodic Writing
Thursday, January 26, 2:30 p.m. MT

Creative Tensions: Empathy
Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. MT

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, January 28, with host Jessica James.


Three short films from the 2017 Festival are available online: Dear Mr Shakespeare, an exploration of Shakespeare’s intentions when writing Othello; Deer Squad: The Movie, one filmmaker’s story of going viral after befriending a group of wild deer in his backyard; and Project X, an undercover journey to the site of a hidden partnership, based on NSA documents.


If you can’t make it to the VR Palace or the VR Bar on Main St., stay tuned for updates surrounding our lineup of VR projects available via your mobile phone.

*This year, New Frontier is presenting two programs: exhibitions at Claim Jumper on Main Street, accessible for all credential holders, and the new VR Palace at Festival Base Camp. Tickets are required for entry to VR Palace and will be available through the eWaitlist.


It’s the closest thing to cramming the Festival into your pocket. The official 2017 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.

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


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 @SundanceOrg 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? Keep an eye out for news about our Snapchat Scavenger Hunt and submit to our live story on Sunday, January 22.


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


The Sundance Film Festival YouTube Channel is home to our new Conversations series, Meet the Artist videos, and other exclusive filmmaker and artist interviews.


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. Click here to sign up for the Sundance Institute newsletter to receive daily highlights from the 2017 Festival.

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