Lights, Camera, Action! The 30th Annual Sundance Film Festival comes to Historic Park City from January 16 - 26, 2014. Whether you are an established Sundance veteran, a first-timer, or a Park City local or long-time visitor curious as to how small-town Park City handles the world-class film festival, we’ve attempted to clue you in to the who, what, when and where.
Park City is honored to serve as the host of the Sundance Film Festival as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the festival. City officials and business owners work year-round with festival organizers and sponsors to pull off an event of this caliber. As you can imagine, transforming from a quaint mountain town to a mini Los Angeles or New York City takes work and planning. Even if films aren’t your thing, if you have the opportunity to experience the festival it is absolutely a site to be seen. Many venues and exhibitions are open to the public, which is fairly unknown.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do I Park? – While Historic Park City boasts over 1,300 free and paid parking spaces that number diminishes quickly with the amount of people in town for the Sundane Film Festival. The majority of the normally free parking spaces are transformed to pay parking, primarily to manage traffic. Our suggestion – park at an off-site satellite parking lot and take the bus in. The Sundance Institute has developed several interactive tools to help you plan accordingly. If you have a super, top-secret parking place in town, be sure and check the Historic Park CIty parking plan.
- Can I still get tickets? Actually, yes! And, Sundance has made it easier than ever to sign up for waitlist tickets.
- I’m not a movie person, what is there for me at Sundance? One of my favorite parts of Sundance is the people watching. You have the opportunity to shuffle up and down Main Street brushing elbows with some of the most creative minds of our time while witnessing bizarre encounters daily. There are also opportunities for you in some of the sponsor venues and even a few of the official festival venues. Review the venue map for more information. The buildings marked in blue along with the New Frontier, Sundance House and The Source (evolving) site specific film installation are generally open to the public. The buildings in yellow (other than those referenced above) are open to credentialed festival attendees.
Love or loath, the Sundance Film Festival transforms Park City for 10 Days of Difference each year and elevates our quaint mountain town on the world stage. As Robert Redford, President and Founder of the film festival says, “storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.”