How to Follow the 2018 Sundance Film Festival from Anywhere in the World

Nate von Zumwalt

Whether you’re on the ground in Park City or hunkered down in the far corners of the globe, is hosting an array of live video and editorial coverage of film premieres, panels, and music, as well as providing around-the-clock updates on Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. If you can’t be in Park City for the festivities this year, or your must-see event just isn’t in the cards, we’ve got your back. Read on for all of the ways we’re bringing the Festival to you direct from Utah.


Tune into free live streams from the Sundance Film Festival, including intimate conversations at Cinema Café, the Awards Ceremony, and plenty of other unique Festival moments. All live streams are available on

Day One Press Conference
Thursday, January 18, 1 p.m. MT
Kick-off the Festival with Robert Redford, Keri Putnam, and John Cooper.

Cinema Cafe
A daily series of informal chats beginning at 11:00 am or 11:30 a.m. MT each day. This year’s program includes conversations between and Kevin Smith, Ethan Hawke and Rupert Everett, Ira Glass and Miranda July, and plenty of others. Check the Cinema Cafe program guide for a complete schedule of events.

TimesTalks: Fresh Faces
Sunday, January 21, 2:15 p.m. MT. Click here for event information.

Shorts Awards
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. MT.

The Future of Indie TV
Wednesday, January 24, 2:00 p.m. MT. Click here for event information.

Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood
Friday, January 26, 11:30 a.m. MT

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, January 27, 7:00 p.m. MT


A number short films from the 2018 Festival are currently available online, including Glucose, A Night at the Garden, The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets, and LaZercism.

Also, keep an eye on New York Times Op-Docs for more short film premieres during the Festival. We’ll update this blog as they are released:

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes, directed by Charlie Tyrell


It’s the closest thing to cramming the Festival in your pocket. The official 2018 Sundance Film Festival mobile app is 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 exclusive content, live updates, talent takeovers, and more.

@SundanceFestNow – 24/7 breaking news and updates for Festival attendees. Follow for screening and event info, traffic and weather updates, and more.

@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 the Sundance Film Festival online. Follow for live streams and other exclusive content, daily recaps, major announcements, photo albums, press coverage, and more. Like us at


Follow @SundanceOrg on Instagram for a visual showcase of daily event highlights, and behind-the-scenes “Stories” coverage of press lines and events.


Follow ‘Sundance’ on Snapchat for exclusive behind-the-scenes Festival coverage. If you’re at the Fest, use our custom filters. If you’re not, keep an eye out for Snapchat’s featured Sundance Film Festival story.


The Sundance Film Festival YouTube Channel is home to our live streams, 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 2018 Festival.

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As a nonprofit, Sundance Institute relies on‭ our partners to make the Festival possible, and‭ to discover and nurture independent artists all year ‭long. Before you step into a company’s space, look for our Official Partner seal so you know the place is legit.

Code of Conduct

Sundance Film Festival is an environment where bold, creative, and distinctive voices are celebrated.

Sundance Institute is committed to allowing attendees to experience the Sundance Film Festival free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior. We reserve the right to revoke, without notice or refund, credentials or access to Festival events and venues for those who engage in such conduct.

We have partnered with the Utah Attorney General’s office to provide a 24-hour live hotline, which will open on January 12th, for those who are involved in or witness something that violates this Code of Conduct at 801-834-1944.

For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1.

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