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Sundance Film Festival organizers preparing for online, in-person festival in January

A banner for the Sundance Film Festival is seen in Park City in January 2019. Festival organizers announced more details Tuesday on how the 2022 festival will take place.

A banner for the Sundance Film Festival is seen in Park City in January 2019. Festival organizers announced more details Tuesday on how the 2022 festival will take place. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — The 2022 Sundance Film Festival will build on the simultaneous in-person and online experience festival organizers debuted at last year's event.

The Sundance Institute on Tuesday announced more details on how the 2022 festival will take place. The festival will be in Salt Lake City, Park City, Sundance Mountain Resort and online from Jan. 20-30, 2022.

"Our programming team, led by the fearless Kim Yutani, is deep into screening the mountain of submissions we have already received this year," festival director Tabitha Jackson said in a news release.

The festival's online platform is now live and will include explanations of all the different ticketing options for the festival. Individual tickets for film screenings will be $20, and other passes and packages range from $50 to $750. Passes and packages will go on sale for the general public on Dec. 17, while individual tickets will be available to purchase on Jan. 6.

In addition to the in-person festival events in Utah, several satellite screens will be partnering with the Sundance Institute to showcase some of the festival's films over the final weekend, from Jan. 28-30. The satellite screens will be located in Amherst, Massachusetts; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Lawrence, Kansas; Memphis, Tennessee; San Diego; Seattle and Baltimore.

As the festival prepares to continue offering an online experience that was prompted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, safety measures will be in place for the 2022 festival.

Everyone attending in-person Sundance events in Utah will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All vaccinations must be completed at least two weeks before attendees travel to the festival. Details on how to show proof of vaccination will become available closer to the festival dates, organizers said Monday.

Additionally, masks will be required for all indoor spaces at all times, as well as outdoor areas such as tents, restrooms and temporary structures where people are queuing for events or film screenings, the festival said.

Jackson said festival organizers are looking forward to gathering once again this winter.

"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," she said.

For more information, visit festival.sundance.org.

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