Sundance Film Festival 2023: An Experience of a Lifetime

Welcome to Park City, home to the largest independent film festival in the United States and one of the most prestigious independent film events in the world—the Sundance Film Festival. Every January, the event offers moviegoers the chance to see some 200 new films that celebrate independent film and storytelling.

Join us for its 10-day run, January 19–29, to experience “the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives.” While there, explore the beautiful Wasatch Mountains while taking part in a universal experience that has something for everyone!

Join us this January 19–29 at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

The Festival programming will officially be announced on December 7, 2022.

Founded in 1978 by Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival was created as a platform for American filmmakers to showcase their work and promote independent cinema. Sundance is unique in that it is one of the few film festivals that is truly democratic. Any filmmaker can submit their work for consideration—Sundance does not discriminate based on factors like budget or star power. As a result, it has served as a launching pad for up-and-coming filmmakers in Hollywood—notably the Coen brothers, Steven Soderbergh, and Quentin Tarantino.

Since the 1980s, this festival has become a global platform that has launched hundreds of films to critical acclaim, including some of these breakout box office hits:

  • Stranger Than Paradise (1985)

  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)

  • Clerks (1994)

  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)

  • American Psycho (2000)

  • Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire (2009)

  • Boyhood (2014)

  • The Big Sick (2017)


  • From daring documentaries to groundbreaking narrative features, Sundance showcases a wide range of new and cutting-edge movies in a variety of genres. Recently, Sundance announced a sneak peek of its restored and remastered “From the Collection” 2023 lineup, which includes:

  • 25th Anniversary and digital restoration screening of SLAM (1998’s Grand Jury Prize winner)

  • Uncensored director’s cut and restoration of The Doom Generation (1995)

  • This special event also hosts a supportive and nurturing community of film enthusiasts from all over the world while also providing a safe space to network and meet like-minded people. In addition to film screenings, this fest hosts daily panel discussions, filmmaker workshops, musical events, and parties for the approximately 50,000 attendees, including industry insiders and film lovers alike.

    While cinephiles are begging for more, they’ll have to stay tuned for the full lineup along with the rest of us. Can’t wait? Sign up for festival news and updates.

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    If you're a movie lover, there's no place like Park City in January. Whether you're interested in the latest indie film or just want to spot your favorite actor or actress, it's definitely worth braving the crowds and cold weather. There's nothing quite like watching a movie outdoors under the stars while bundled up in your favorite parka and drinking hot chocolate .

    For information about festival passes, packages, and tickets, visit www.sundance.org. Need a place to stay? Natural Retreats offers luxurious vacation rentals in Park City and other iconic destinations, but accommodations go fast for this big event. Don’t miss out—book your stay today!

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