The Sundance Institute unveiled key aspects of how its 2022 film festival will occur next year when it runs in person and online events from January 20-30.
An early sale of festival tickets for Sundance Circle members will start on Oct. 15, with package sales and selections beginning on Dec. 15 for Sundance Circle, Storyteller and Supporter members, and Dec. 17 for the general public. Individual ticket sales will start on Jan. 5 for institute members and Jan. 6 for the public.
Seven independent arthouse cinemas across the U.S. will showcase a curated selection of Sundance Festival films from Jan. 28 to 30. They include Amherst Cinema in Amherst, Massachusetts ; a/perture cinema in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Indie Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee; mamafilm in Lawrence, Kansas; Media Arts Center of San Diego / Digital Gym in San Diego, California; Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington; and SNF Parkway Theatre in Baltimore Maryland.
The online festival platform has also been launched, where audiences will be able to buy tickets, explore the film program, watch content online and engage with the rest of the Sundance community.
“Our programming team, led by the fearless Kim Yutani, is deep into screening the mountain of submissions we have already received this year,” said festival director Tabitha Jackson in a statement.
“As our press and industry offices open in preparation for the next edition of our festival we are excited to share what details we can today, anticipate sharing more as we know more, and can’t wait to meet audiences wherever they are, including in Utah, in January.”
The Institute had previously announced the festival will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend festival events in person, with vaccinations completed at least two weeks prior to traveling to the festival. The festival is also requiring that masks be worn at all times in interior spaces and queuing lines at events.