The Sundance Film Festival has announced the dates for its 2022 edition, which will take place in-person and online in a hybrid format.
The festival will return to Park City, Utah, from January 20-30, 2022.
“We can’t wait to return to Park City, Salt Lake City — and beyond — for next year’s Sundance Film Festival,” the organization announced Thursday. “The 2022 Festival will take place in-person and online January 20-30. We are in the process of designing a safe and accessible Festival where our audiences and artists can come together to celebrate and discover new work, and each other. Mark your calendars and stay tuned: This summer we will have more details to help you craft your plan and arrange for any travel.”
This year’s Sundance Film Festival nabbed its largest-ever audience, despite the new, virtual format and shorter duration. The 2021 event took place a few days later than normal and tried out a hybrid edition for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. It ran from January 28 through February 3 and was hosted online and in-person in 20 cities across the United States. This year’s audience was 2.7 times larger than the usual 11-day festival, according to the Sundance Institute.
The 2021 festival saw 73 features (down from the typical 120), 50 short films, 4 Indie Series, 23 talks and events and 14 projects in the New Frontier exhibition. Viewers came in from all 50 states and 120 countries.
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“It’s been rewarding to see the way adventurous audiences everywhere engaged with our program and platform, and of course we are delighted to have met and even exceeded our goal of expanding the reach and community for independent film in this challenging year,” Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam said about the 2021 festival. “I am so inspired by the incredible Sundance team who rose to the challenge of presenting the Festival in a new way, and grateful to our Board whose partnership and support was invaluable and — as always — to Robert Redford for being our guiding light.”