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2014 Sundance Film Festival Kicks Off for Utah Residents


Locals-Only Pass and Package Registration Available September 17 Through October 9, 2013

2014 Marks the Festival’s 30th Anniversary

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute will once again offer exclusive events and priority pass and ticket availability for the approximately 15,000 Utahns who attend the Sundance Film Festival® each year. The Sundance Film Festival will be January 16 through 26, 2014.

Locals-only Festival pass and ticket package registration begins today (September 17) and will end October 9. During that time Festivalgoers must register at and will receive an email on October 11 with a randomly assigned timeslot to purchase Festival passes and ticket packages online in October. Early registration does not guarantee an early purchase time slot. Descriptions of locals-only pass and ticket package options can be found at

Additional Festival benefits for Utah residents include:

Free Best of Fest Screenings for Utah residents
Sundance Institute presents complimentary screenings of an award-winning film to locals on January 27, 2014. Locals must bring a valid Utah Driver’s License or Utah State ID to pick up these free tickets in person at any main box office in Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort on January 11, 2014.

Free Townie Tuesday Screening for Summit County residents
Sundance Institute presents two complimentary screenings exclusively for Summit County residents for a screening on January 21, 2014. Summit County residents must bring a Utah ID to pick up these free tickets in person at the Park City Main Box Office on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival
Every year, Sundance Institute selects more than 1,800 volunteers – more than half of whom live in Utah – to help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers assist in all areas of the Festival—from theatre entrances to shuttle stops. Local, insider knowledge is always helpful, and of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first to see the best new independent films. Applications are now being accepted at

Sundance Institute Community Programs
Sundance Institute brings Utah residents a year-round series of events that best represents the Institute’s spectrum of artist programs. Free community events feature screenings, musical performances and discussions from recent and past Institute Alumni in conjunction with local community collaborators. Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Principal Sponsor Zions Bank, and Community Supporters, Promontory Foundation, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City Arts Council , Salt Lake County Economic Development, Salt Lake County Zap Tax Tier II, and Summit County RAP Tax.

The Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®.

Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America.


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