Marquee at The Plaza Theatre, during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Photographer: Border Union Photography
The Sundance Institute’s commitment to discovering and supporting emerging, independent artists includes developing new audiences for independent film. Vital to this mission is a thriving cinema culture, accessible to all, where filmmakers and audiences can watch and talk about movies together.
With these values in mind, Sundance Institute launched Satellite Screens in 2021 to bring the Sundance Film Festival into local communities around the country through partnerships with regional arthouse cinemas. At the 2021 and 2022 Festivals, selected cinema partners exhibited a selection of the Festival lineup, curated by Sundance Film Festival programmers, to their audiences during the final weekend of the Festival. At this time, we are not moving forward with the Satellite Screen program at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.