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About Satellite Screens

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

In 2021, 30 partners from across the United States—from Honolulu and San Francisco to Iowa City and San Juan—shared the Sundance Film Festival experience with their cities, through online events and in-person screenings. This year, we’re sharing the Sundance Festival experience with local communities again by welcoming arthouses and other film organizations to join us as Satellite Screens. At 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.

As Satellite Screens, arthouses 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, participating 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.

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