Sundance Film Festival 2023 | Dates, Tickets, Awards, And More

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The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States (formerly known as Utah/US film festival). If you’re not familiar with the festival details and eagerly want to be a part of it, scroll down to know everything about the festival and guide you to join it conveniently.

The Legacy Of Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film festival takes place in January in Park City, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; and at the Sundance Resort, Utah. It comprises competitive sections for American & international dramas, documentaries, feature films, short films, and more. You can witness the most original storytellers and the most amazing audiences in the fest. 

The festival is organized by Sundance Institute which is a non-profit organization that is working in efforts to preserve independent artists and their authentic artwork. 

Where is the Sundance Film Festival 2023?

Here you can view the Sundance film festival locations for the coming years Sundance Film Festival:

  1. Park City

  2. Salt Lake City

  3. Sundance Resort

Sundance Film Festival 2023 Dates

Mark down the Sundance Film Festival dates for the most awaited festival and plan the coming month accordingly.

Sundance Film Festival

January 19 to January 29, 2023

Check the schedule for the Sundance film festival 2023. 

Sundance Film Festival Tickets For In-person Packages

You can choose the tickets for the Sundance Film Festival as per your requirements and ticket benefits. Here is the complete comparison of ticket benefits so you can make the right choice!

Sundance Film Festival

In-person
Festival package
Locals package
Salt Lake City Pass
Award-winners Package

Price

$750

$650

$500

$250

Validity

January 19-29, 2023

January 19-29, 2023

January 19-29, 2023

January 28-29, 2023

Tickets Allotted

10 Tickets

10 Tickets

All screenings in salt lake city

8 award-winner tickets

4/day

Award-winner screenings access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Explorer Pass Included

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

International Access

No

No

No

No

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In-person
Ignite Package
World Cinema Package
Single Film Ticket

Price

$250

$200

$25

Validity

January 22-27, 2023

January 19-29, 2023

January 19-29, 2023

Tickets Allotted

10 Tickets

10 world cinema tickets

1 Ticket

Award-winner screenings access

No

Yes

Yes

Explorer Pass Included

Yes

No

No

International Access

No

No

No

Book Here

Sundance Film Festival Tickets For Online Packages

If you want to know the online ticket prices, here is the complete list and packages. 

Online
Festival package
Award-winners Package
World Cinema Package
Explorer Pass
Single Film Ticket

Price

$300

$200

$150

$25

$20

Validity

January 24-29, 2023

January 28-29, 2023

January 24-29, 2023

January 24-29, 2023

January 24-29, 2023

Tickets Allotted

10 Tickets

8 award-winner tickets

4/day

10 world cinema tickets

Indie episodic and short film programs

1 Ticket

Award winner screenings access

Yes

Yes 

Yes

No

Yes

Explorer Pass Included

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

International Access

No

No

No

No

No

Book Here

Explore The Sundance Film Festival 2023 Program

New Year brings new hopes and a new wave of entertainment as well! Find every tiny detail about the program so as to not miss out on the event and know what is in store for you all this time. Here is a list of Sundance Film Festival movies and the associated competitions.

Program List For Sundance Film Festival 2023

U.S. Dramatic Competition

You get to see the first look at groundbreaking new voices in American Independent film. Collectively, 12 narrative feature films are presented in the premiere. 

U.S. Documentary Competition

11 Non-fiction films are presented in the premiere which you can enjoy and also get to know more about new ideas, people, events, and more. 

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

12 narrative feature films presenting emerging talents across the globe. Fresh perspectives and new styles are expected in the competition. 

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

12 non-fiction feature films are presented in the competition showcasing some of the most courageous and extraordinary filmmaking. 

NEXT

You can expect innovative, bold, and pure artwork at the premiere. American cinema provided the gift of films which are the amalgamation of digital technology and creativity. 

Midnight

Horror flicks, chilling thrillers, wild comedies, and more.

Premieres

It presents highly anticipated films on different subjects, fiction, and non-fiction.

New Frontier

The competition is more about experimental storytelling at the crossroads of film, performance, art, and media technology. 

Spotlight

It is a tribute to the films that have played throughout the world. 

Kids

This is for the youngest independent film fans. It is in cooperation with Utah Film Center. 

Special Screenings

Some of the most unique artworks are presented in this. 

Short Film Program

Inviting the most original voices, this program is driven by innovation and experimentation. 

Indie Episodic Program

This one is specially created for bold stories with an emphasis on independent perspectives and innovative storytelling. 

From The Collection

Some of the best classic works of independent cinema are here and the collection now contains more than 2000 films. 

Award Winners

Last and most awaited, the award announcement is going to stop the breeze for a while. Get ready for the excitement. 

Get a complete program list for Sundance festival 2023

Explore Beyond The Film With Sundance Film Festival 2023

While films are the main attractions of the festival, having a deeper understanding makes your experience worthy and stays longer in the memories. During the festival, there are some shows which focus on the main idea behind all this.

Beyond The Film Program
Dates
Details

The Big Conversation(presented by Sundance Institute)

January 21 to January 24, 2023

It tackles art, science, culture, and the movements fueling imaginations of the independent artists. In the show, a selection of speakers discuss topics based on the festival and explore trends in art and culture across the globe. You get to have more ideas on how the artists impact the world through their art and practice.

Cinema Cafe(presented by Audible)

January 21 to January 24, 2023

It is a series of informal chats with special guests. 

Power Of Story(presented by Sundance Institute)

January 23, 2023

It is being organized to deepen public engagement with the art of storytelling, and cinema culture, and to celebrate the artists. 

Here is a List of Sundance film festival selections

Sundance Film Festival 2023 | Awards & Prizes

Explore the complete list of awards to be presented in the festival as follows:

  • U.S. Grand Jury Prizes

  • World Cinema Grand Jury Prizes

  • Directing Award

  • Special Jury Prizes

  • NEXT Innovator Prize

  • Audience Awards

  • Festival Favorite Award

  • Sundance Institute/NHK Award

  • Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

  • Jury Prizes and Awards in Short Filmmaking

  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize

  • Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

  • Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

  • Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction

  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation

  • Short Film Special Jury Awards

If you want to know about the winners of the mentioned prizes in previous years, here is a List of Sundance film festival award winners

How To Join Sundance Film Festival 2023?

After knowing about the ticket prices and packages, have a look at the numerous ways in which you can be a part of the festival.

Festival passes: If you are a bit confused about the choice of films, then this pass gives you access to all the screenings and you can causally stride into any screening or ticketed panel discussion.

Ticket packages: It is a more affordable option to visit more screenings than to buy a festival pass. 

Individual Tickets: If you already made your choice of film, an individual ticket is the best for you. 

Being a film industry professional you can attend the event via an industry pass or ticket package. (limited entries are there)

Volunteering: It is also a great and affordable way to join the event.

Frequently Asked Questions | Sundance Film Festival 2023

1. What is special about the Sundance Film Festival?

It is the ultimate gathering of storytellers and audiences who seek new voices and new perspectives. It includes dramatic, documentary features, short films, and episodic content. Also, you can get to see filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and other events.


2. How much does it cost to enter the Sundance Film Festival?

$20.00. The lowest ticket price is $20.00 which does increase with the added features and facilities. 

By Soniya Bisht - Author