The Sundance Film Festival will be held between January 20 and 30 in an “online” format.
The North American film festival Sundance has canceled the event in face-to-face form thanks to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the United States. This way, the festival will take place in an “online” format starting January 20, according to the event’s organization.
The event, which features a showcase of independent productions, is held every year in Utah, and the 2022 edition was scheduled to be not only a typical in-person event, but also have virtual moments.
“The in-person elements of the festival in Utah will be ‘online’ this year. While we are disappointed not to provide the full hybrid experience and meet in-person as intended, audiences will still experience the magic and energy of our festival as bold new films […],” reads the statement signed by portuguese producer and Sundance CEO Joana Vicente.
According to the organization of the event, it would not be safe to hold it in person, since it would bring together thousands of artists, staff, volunteers and the public for 11 days. Thus, the Sundance festival will take place between January 20 and 30, in an “online” format.
The Sundance International Film Festival is the most important festival dedicated to independent production, created with the goal of helping new independent filmmakers.