It’s been just four short months, but we are ready to dive back into the action! Today, we are announcing the dates for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. After this year’s online Fest, independent-film lovers and storytellers are invited to join us on the mountain and digitally next January! The Festival will be a hybrid event, with screenings online and in person in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah, taking place January 19 through January 29.
“We can’t wait to return to our home in Park City and present exciting new work from around the world live and in person,” says festival director Tabitha Jackson. The past two years, the Festival has been wholly online because of global health concerns related to COVID-19 — the silver lining being that the Sundance Institute has developed a tested expertise in extending digital participation at the Festival. Explains Jackson, “We… are returning to the excitement and immediacy of live events while retaining a powerful online offering.”
Also today, the Institute begins accepting submissions for the 2023 Festival. The rules, regulations, and deadlines can be found here.
In 2021, such award-winning and -nominated films as CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Mass, Flee, and Passing reached larger audiences and were more accessible than past Festivals because of the online component. Popular releases from the 2022 Festival so far this year include FRESH, We Need to Talk About Cosby, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, Lucy and Desi, Master, and Alice.
Our yearly celebration of independent storytelling — with its world-premiere feature films, documentaries, short films, episodic work and a full New Frontier program — will be larger than the previous two years. Pass and package information for both online and in-person participation will be shared closer to the Festival, as will detailed health safety and vaccination guidance.
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