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(Sundance Institute) An image from The Spaceship, a virtual meeting space that will be part of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier program.

Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier will bridge physical and virtual worlds for 2022

By Sean P. Means | November 22, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, seen here in 2019, will once again be a venue for the Sundance Film Festival, as it returns to in-person screenings, Jan. 20-30, 2022.

Utah movie lovers can see free movies, get ticket discounts for 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | November 11, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) Joana Vicente, who has been co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival since November 2018, will take over as CEO of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, starting in November 2021, the institute announced on Sept. 29, 2021.

Sundance Institute chooses co-head of Toronto’s film festival as new CEO

By Sean P. Means | September 29, 2021, 4:15 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Sundance Film Festival attendees will have to wear masks, as well as get vaccinated against COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | September 28, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Foot traffic in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The Egyptian theater promoted the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, even though the festival went online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Festival organizers announced August 3, 2021, that it plans to be back in Park City, and other Utah venues, for the 2022 festival — and will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated.

Want to attend Sundance in 2022? Get vaccinated first, the film festival director says.

By Sean P. Means | August 3, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Mass Distraction Media / Sundance Institute) Sly Stone performs in 1969 at the Harlem Culture Festival, the subject of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's documentary "Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)." Sundance Institute, as part of its summer For the Locals series, will host free screenings of the movie on July 14, 2021, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, and July 16, 2020, at Salt Lake City's Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre.

Sundance Institute is bringing back free summer screenings for Utah audiences

By Sean P. Means | June 2, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The marquee of Park City's Egyptian Theatre marked the mostly online 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute announced Thursday, May 13, 2021, that the 2022 festival will return to Park City and Salt Lake City venues, with a mix of in-person and online events.

Sundance Film Festival will return to Utah, in person and online, in 2022

By Sean P. Means | May 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam in 2017.

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam is stepping down after 11 years

By Sean P. Means | March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

(Jonathan Hickerson  |  courtesy Sundance Institute) Participants at the Sundance Institute's 2015 Theatre Lab. The institute announced on March 10, 2021, that it is launching two grant programs to help BIPOC artists and organizations who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sundance Institute launches grant programs to help artists of color hit by the pandemic

By Sean P. Means | March 15, 2021, 8:54 p.m.

(Taylor Jewell  |  Invision / Associated Press photo) Director Lee Isaac Chung, left, and actor Steven Yeun pose for a portrait to promote the film "Minari" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah.

University of Utah alum Lee Isaac Chung tells his family story in ‘Minari,’ a Sundance winner and Oscar contender

By Sean P. Means | February 10, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Sundance Film Festival’s online screenings drew a wider audience than its traditional showcase

By Sean P. Means | February 8, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Mass Distraction Media / Sundance Institute) Sly Stone performs in 1969 at the Harlem Culture Festival, which is the subject of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's documentary "Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)." The film won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Deaf-family story ‘CODA’ and concert film ‘Summer of Soul’ are multiple award winners at Sundance

By Sean P. Means | February 3, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

(Adolpho Veloso  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Clifton Collins Jr. (center, in the purple silks) stars as an aging jockey in "Jockey," by Clint Bentley. It's an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are The Tribune’s unofficial picks for the best of Sundance

By Sean P. Means | February 3, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

(Sean Havey  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Denilson Garibo graduates with his 2020 class at Oakland High School, in a ceremony held remotely because of COVID-19, in a scene from "Homeroom," by Peter Nicks. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance documentaries show the worlds American high schoolers live in

By Sean P. Means | February 1, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

(Screengrab image) Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson, top left, and Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam, top right, talk to reporters in a Zoom news conference Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to kick off the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Gina Duncan, bottom, producing director at the institute, served as moderator.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival may have the event’s biggest audience ever, organizers say

By Sean P. Means | January 29, 2021, 4:09 a.m.

(Fide Ruiz-Healy  |  Courtesy of Sundance Institute) Samuel Sylvester appears in "The Touch of the Master’s Hand" by Gregory Barnes, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Filmmaker gets to Sundance with a dark comedy inspired by his Latter-day Saint mission

By Sean P. Means | January 28, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute) People in China mask up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, chronicled in Nanfu Wang's documentary "In The Same Breath." It's an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

These Sundance films bring the COVID-19 pandemic to the screen

By Sean P. Means | January 27, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Sundance Film Festival kicks into high gear along Main street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with fans hoping to snap a selfie with a celebrity, autograph seekers, paparazzi, locals and lots of people in black.

A timeline of Sundance and Park City, as 2021 forces a temporary split after 40 years

By Sean P. Means | January 25, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of MGM Media Licensing / Sundance Institute) Rita Moreno, seen here on the set of MGM's 1961 classic "West Side Story," is the subject of "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It," by Mariem Pérez Riera. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are 10 titles playing at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival likely to grab attention

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Actor Nicolas Cage is mobbed by fans as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off along Main Street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Could the Sundance Film Festival leave Park City?

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 4:25 p.m.