Utah Community Programming


Utah Community


Utahns smile at the camera during the 2020 Community Screening of Coded Bias

As a mission-driven nonprofit arts organization that’s rooted in Utah, Sundance Institute hosts local events and programs year-round that aim to: 

  • make the Sundance Film Festival accessible to Utah residents.
  • introduce Utah audiences to independent film and immersive media.
  • explore social issues and stories from around the globe.
  • unite audiences and cultures through the power of storytelling.
  • share the filmmaker’s journey with audiences and emerging filmmakers, including students.

June 1, 2022: Team Update

It’s summer, which means it’s time to watch movies with our favorite people—you! We have a great line-up of films from past Sundance Film Festivals.

Find us at the beautiful Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, and at new locations like the Gateway, The Gallivan Center, and Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City.

We also got a fresh collection of Nuestras Vidas: Latinx Shorts for the Latino Arts Festival in Park City.

Are you a bookworm? We’ve partnered with the Coalville and Kamas Valley Branch Libraries to showcase a film inspired by the book, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Stick around for a discussion led by the Book to Film Club.

Local filmmakers! RSVP for our case study conversation with Alex Pritz, director of The Territory, on June 17.

Join Our Email List

If you live in Utah, sign-up for our mailing list and check the box “Local Lens” and “Institute Insider”.

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Opportunities For Locals

Throughout the year, locals can connect with us, the films and immersive media we support, and the artists who made them.

Check out the following ways you can celebrate their work with us!

Watch Free Movies

Check out what we are showing on Thursday’s in June and July!

Find Us Around Town

We work with awesome organizations and table at your favorite events. Come say hi!

Sundance Film Festival

Gain access to the Festival through free screenings, tickets, and discounts.

Secondary School Students

Inspire the Next Generation of Storytellers within grades 9–12.

Young Adults 18-25

Our Ignite program supports a new generation of filmmakers.

Here’s what some #sundancelocals have to say about past film screenings.

Upcoming Events

Sundance Events for Local Filmmakers

The Territory: A Collaborative Approach to Documentary Storytelling
Friday, June 17, 2022, 9AM
Salt Lake City

Learn More >

Writer’s Café
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
FREE on Sundance Co//ab

Explore Deadlines for labs, Fellowships, Grants, Programs


Are you a Sundance Institute artist alumni (Festival, Labs, Grantee artist)? Ensure you are signed up through our private Facebook group. Connect here.

Local Happenings


Spotlighting the incredible work of our friends, artists, and community organizations. 

Community Events

Check out some events led by our friends, partners, and allies. 

Join Our Team

Work alongside a passionate team dedicated to giving a voice to independent storytellers.


Fun times had by all throughout the years!