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, the Sundance Institute hosts local events and programs year-round that aim to: 

  • Connect local audiences to the Sundance Film Festival 
  • Introduce local 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 8, 2023: Community Team Update

It’s summertime, and our summer screenings are coming up! 

On Tuesday, June 13, we’re hosting a free screening of Going Varsity in Mariachi (Festival ‘23) at City Park in Park City as part of the Latino Arts Festival.

On Saturday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. see films from Festival alumni at the Sundance Film Festival Showcase organized by Davey Fest 2023. The program includes the 2023 Sundance Film Festival short film Have No Tears, and I Must Cry by local filmmaker Luis Fernando Puente.

Our Sundance Film Festival: Local Lens Screening Series will be July 26–29. We’ll be offering several free indoor and outdoor screenings in Salt Lake, West Valley, Park City, and Oakley, Utah. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

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For more arts events happening this summer, check out the community events section. 

We look forward to seeing you!

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Connect With Us Year-Round

We have activities year-round for Utah Locals, including special events at the Sundance Film Festival. From our free Local Lens screening program to events for local filmmakers, make sure to explore our featured events.

Sundance Film Festival: Local Lens

We will be hosting a series of screenings July 26–29 featuring favorites from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Stay tuned for more program information and add the event to your calendar today.

Sundance Film Festival

Gain access to the Festival through free screenings, special events, and discounts on ticket passes and packages.

Festival Screenings for Students

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

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

Upcoming Events

Sundance Events for Local Filmmakers

Master Class: Finding & Negotiating Distribution for Your Film with Elsa Ramo
Free during the live virtual session only.  Friday November 18, 11am – 2pm MST Sundance Co//ab

Writer’s Café
Every Monday and Friday

FREE on Sundance Collab

Explore Deadlines for Labs, Fellowships, Grants, Programs

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

Local Happenings

Check out some events led by our partners and film allies in Salt Lake and Summit County.

You can find more events at Nowplayingutah.com

Arts & Culture

June 2023

Latino Arts Festival, June 16-18, Park City

Salt Lake Juneteenth 2023, June 19, Salt Lake

Utah Arts Festival, June 23-25, Salt Lake

Twilight Concert Series, June-Aug, Salt Lake

July 2023

Great Salt Lake Fringe, July, Salt Lake

August 2023

Kimball Arts Festival, Aug 4-6, Park City

Independent Film

Park City Film Series, Park City

Salt Lake Film Society Film Screenings, Salt Lake

Davey Fest 2023, June 22-25, Salt Lake

Utah Film Center’s Summer Film Series at Liberty Park, June-Aug Salt Lake

Sundance Institute’s Utah Community Programs are supported by:

Principal Sponsor
Major Sponsors
Community Sponsors
Community Collaborators