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.

September 22, 2022: Update from the Community Team

Fall is here, we’re ready to bring you more films!

We’re partnering with our friends at Medium Studio for an evening dedicated to Pasifika storytelling on October 1st with special guest appearances by Kānaka Drag King and Filmmaker, Mik Jäger, and Tongan Poet and Artist, Reina Pahulu. Learn more.

Then we’ll be back with one more screening in November as part of Park City Film’s Raising Voices. More info coming soon!

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

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 Sundance Movies

Check out our community programming here!

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.

Upcoming Events

Sundance Events for Local Filmmakers

Advisor Studio Series: How to Create a Pitch Deck
Join Sundance Collab to learn best practices from producers Jess Devaney and Mallory Schwartz, September 29.

Writer’s Café
Every Mon, Wed, & Friday

FREE on Sundance Co//ab

Explore Deadlines for labs, Fellowships, Grants, Programs


Online Learning Experiences for creators: registration and applications @ Sundance Collab 



Local Happenings


Spotlighting the incredible work of local artists and community organizations. 

Community Events

Check out some events led by our partners and film allies. 

Join Our Team

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

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