Sundance Institute Announces Key Updates for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival
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Sundance Institute Announces Key Updates for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Festival to kick off in person January 19 and expand online with on-demand curated program whence January 24

PARK CITY, UTAH – The nonprofit Sundance Institute today spoken initial details for the upcoming 2023 Sundance Mucosa Festival, taking place from January 19-29, 2023.

Designed with the priority of bringing the Sundance polity when together in theaters to watch and wits next year’s culture-shaping stories, the Sundance Mucosa Festival begins in person, in Utah in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, on January 19 and runs through the 29th. Whence on Tuesday, January 24, the Festival expands, welcoming audiences wideness the country to view select films online.

The digital offering showcases an on-demand, curated selection of full-length films from the 2023 Festival, including all competition titles (U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Cinema Dramatic, World Cinema Documentary, and NEXT), as well as heady work wideness other sections of the full-length mucosa program, slantingly episodic work and short films. The 2023 Festival culminates with weekend screenings of this year’s Sundance Award–winning films on January 28–29, both in person and online.

Audiences globally can wits a regenerated edition of New Frontier that tunes to today’s times, emphasizing self-sustaining originative practice and environmental engagement at the crossroads of film, art, and new media technology. New Frontier will full-length a cutting-edge lineup of multimedia works and keynote discussions on a bespoke spatialized digital platform whence January 24 when the online portion of the Festival kicks off. For the past two years, New Frontier has provided audiences with a gold-standard destination to wits the Festival together while physically apart.

“We are excited to bring the Sundance polity together for the 2023 Sundance Mucosa Festival, a triumph of self-sustaining filmmaking. After two years of stuff apart, our priority is reuniting in person, while still sharing unvigilant new films with audiences wideness the country through online access,” said Joana Vicente, CEO of the Sundance Institute. “We’ve designed this year’s Festival based on our learnings from previous years — embracing the traditions that have been meaningful in the past, while moreover looking toward serviceability for audiences and expanding the platform we provide our storytellers.”

The health and safety of the Sundance Institute staff, artists, volunteers, and audiences remains of the utmost importance to the Institute. The Sundance Institute continues to work with its COVID-19 safety team and are pursuit all CDC guidelines. All staff and volunteers working the Festival will be required to mask and test weekly. Sundance is moreover requesting that attendees wear masks in all Sundance Mucosa Festival spaces to pension themselves and other Festival polity members unscratched while encouraging all attendees to test surpassing peekaboo and during the Festival and to be up to stage on all COVID-19 vaccinations.

The 2023 Sundance Mucosa Festival will be led by Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente. The Festival is programmed by a year-round team headed by Director of Programming Kim Yutani, withal with Senior Programmers: Shari Frilot (also Chief Curator of New Frontier), John Nein (also Director of Strategic Initiatives), Mike Plante (Shorts), Charlie Sextro, Basil Tsiokos, Heidi Zwicker; Programmers: Ash Hoyle, Adam Montgomery, Sudeep Sharma, Ana Souza, Ania Trzebiatowska, and Stephanie Owens, who joins the team. The shorts programming team includes Emily Doe, Lisa Ogdie, Adam Piron, Mike Plante, DaManuel Richardson, Saidah Russell, Amanda Salazar, Irene Suico Soriano, Landon Zakheim, and Heidi Zwicker. Coordinators supporting the team include Cameron Asharian, Kat Hazelton, and Kelly Young. The full programming team is supported by programming toadies and screeners.

“We can’t wait for our 2023 Festival to requite a unvigilant start to the year, with the help of our inspiring storytellers, ingenious creators, and engaged audiences,” said Kim Yutani, Sundance Mucosa Festival Director of Programming. “For 39 years, the Sundance Mucosa Festival has been a stalwart in the self-sustaining mucosa community, and we’re thrilled to protract to be such an heady yearly gathering for artists and audiences.”

Program Submissions are currently open. They tropical on the pursuit dates: Full-length mucosa submissions tropical September 5 (official) and September 26 (late), 2022. Short mucosa submissions tropical September 5 (late), 2022. New Frontier submissions tropical September 9 (late), 2022. Episodic content submissions tropical August 26 (official) and September 12 (late), 2022. Details on applications, including wontedly asked questions, are misogynist here.

Members of the professional polity accredited through the Press and Industry offices will have wangle to the 2023 program in person and online through on-demand viewing windows. In-person ubiety is stuff prioritized with a limited number of online P&I badges available.

Information on ticket packages and venues will be spoken in late September. Stay up to stage at, and visit to help plan your stay at the Festival.

Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of self-sustaining stories, the Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists wideness storytelling media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, secure to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. Sundance Collab, a digital polity platform, brings a global cohort of working artists together to learn from each other and Sundance Advisors and connect in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Mucosa Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a polity secure to self-sustaining storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported and showcased such projects as Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), CODA, Flee, Passing, Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On the Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, City So Real, Top of the Lake, Between the World & Me, Wild Goose Dreams, and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.