About Satellite Screens

Marquee at The Plaza Theatre, home to the Atlanta Film Society Satellite Screen, during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Photographer: Border Union Photography

Launched at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Satellite Screens are a partnership between the Sundance Institute, regional cinemas, and arts organizations that brings the Festival experience to communities across the country. Like the Institute’s other year-round public programming, including the Indigenous Shorts Tour and Festival Shorts Tour, the Satellite Screens program was designed with the intention of connecting audiences with independent films and filmmakers and engaging with artist communities across the country.

As Satellite Screens, arthouse cinemas and film organizations are asked to do what they do best: exhibit films in person, and design and produce events with their audience and artist community in mind. In addition, Satellite Screens are offered Festival benefits for their staff and members, plus networking opportunities with Sundance Institute staff, other participating organizations, Festival filmmakers and artists, and industry professionals.

This year, we’re sharing the Sundance Festival experience with local communities again by welcoming seven arthouse cinemas and film organizations to join us as Satellite Screens. At the Sundance Institute, we believe regional cinemas and their audiences are a crucial part of independent filmmaking, and we’re excited to offer this opportunity so we can all do what we love: watch and talk about movies together.

If you’re interested in learning more about Satellite Screens or our year-round public programming, email us at communityoutreach@sundance.org.


2022 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screens

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Amherst, Massachusetts

San Diego, California

Memphis, Tennessee

Lawrence, Kansas

Seattle, Washington

View the official press announcement here.

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