When and where is the Sundance Film Festival and how to follow it online

When and where is the Sundance Film Festival and how to follow it online
The Sundance Film Festival is upon us (Picture: Sundance)

Sundance Film Festival honours the work of American and international independent film makers.

Kicking off this week, it lasts for just over one week and is based in North America.

But don’t worry about FOMO if you don’t have plane tickets – you can catch all of the action online from the comfort of your sofa.

Here’s all you need to know about the Sundance Film Festival…

When is the Sundance Film Festival?

This year’s festival runs from Thursday 18 January through to Sunday 28 January.

Where is it?

The Sundance Fil Festival takes place annually in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Can I follow it online?

It typically has around 50,000 attendees, making it the largest independent film festival in the United States.

However, hopping on a plane to Utah might be a little too much effort, so why not just watch it online?

According to the official Sundance Film Festival website, there are a number of free live streams taking place to catch the action.

All are available on

Day One Press Conference
Thursday, January 18, 1 p.m. MT
Kick-off the Festival with Robert Redford, Keri Putnam, and John Cooper.

Cinema Cafe
A daily series of informal chats beginning at 11:00 am or 11:30 a.m. MT each day. This year’s program includes conversations between and Kevin Smith, Ethan Hawke and Rupert Everett, Ira Glass and Miranda July, and plenty of others. Check the Cinema Cafe program guide for a complete schedule of events.

TimesTalks: Fresh Faces
Sunday 21 January, 9.15pm.

Shorts Awards
Wednesday 24 January, 2am.

The Future of Indie TV
Wednesday 24 January, 9pm.

Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood
Friday 26 January, 6.30pm.

Awards Ceremony
Sunday 28 January, 2am.

Can I watch any films online?

Some short films are available online.

These include Glucose, A Night at the Garden, The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets, and LaZercism.

How can I follow the festival on social media?

The Sundance Film Festival has three official Twitter handles for all of the information you may need –

@SundanceFest – The official handle of the Sundance Film Festival. Follow for exclusive content, live updates, talent takeovers, and more.

@SundanceFestNow – 24/7 breaking news and updates for Festival attendees. Follow for screening and event info, traffic and weather updates, and more.

@SundanceOrg – Year-round news and information about Sundance Institute’s wide array of Artist Programs and Labs.

There is also an Instagram account, Facebook page and you can add it on Snapchat.

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