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.

March 1, 2023: Community Team Update

That’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. 

This year, we offered 19 free film screenings to our neighbors and local high school students. These screenings were a way for us to give back and show our appreciation to you.

We’ll be back in the Spring to announce our Summer line-up of free indoor and outdoor screenings throughout the Wasatch front and back! So be sure to subscribe to our Local Lens newsletter below.

If you live in Utah, sign-up for our email list to receive updates on special events.

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

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

Local Lens Screening Program

We present free screenings of past Sundance Film Festival films in Utah.

Find Us Around Town

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

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

We work alongside several amazing organizations across Utah. Explore events and learn more about some local artists and organizations.


Spotlighting the incredible work of local artists and community organizations. 

Community Events

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

Sundance Institute’s Utah Community Programs are supported by:

Principal Sponsor
Major Sponsors
Community Sponsors