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When is the next Sundance Film Festival?

Sundance Film Festival FAQ

The Sundance Film Festival normally runs for 10 days (Thursday-Sunday) during mid to late January each year.

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival will run 20-30 January 2022.

Following the unprecedented approach necessitated by the pandemic in 2021, it's not clear at this stage what the shape of the 2022 event will be. But given the speed of vaccine rollout in the US, plus the fact many state governments' aversion to further lockdowns and social restrictions, it's a certainty that Sundance will be back on the ground in Park City for 2022. We do expect the pandemic to have introduced some more lasting changes, the scope of which should become apparent as the next event gets closer.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival ran 28 January - 3 February (shorter than normal).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival was be a purely online event. Screenings were a mix of live-events and on-demand second viewings. A series of satellite screens ran at local theatres in major cities around the US, showing selections from the programs to smaller physical audiences, but there were no physical events in Park City itself.

Other Festivals

In recent years, the Sundance Institute has run small satellite international events in cities such as London and Hong Kong. These take place at different times of the year to the main Park City event, and are typically fairly small.

For more information on any of the Sundance festivals, visit the official Sundance Film Festival web site.

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