Utah Community Programming

Utah Community


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As a mission-driven nonprofit arts organization that’s rooted in Utah, the Sundance Institute hosts local events and programs year-round that aim to: 

  • Connect local audiences to the Sundance Film Festival 
  • Introduce local audiences to independent film and immersive media.
  • Explore social issues and stories from around the globe.
  • Unite audiences and cultures through the power of storytelling.
  • Share the filmmaker’s journey with audiences and emerging filmmakers, including students.

August 1, 2023: Community Team Update

We had an amazing turnout for our Sundance Film Festival: Local Lens screenings this past week. Thank you to all that attended! 

Next up, we’ll be in planning mode for the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. If we have other local opportunities that come up we’ll announce them here. 

For more arts events happening this summer, check out the community events section. 

We look forward to seeing you!

If you live in Utah, sign-up for our email list to receive updates on special events.

Connect With Us Year-Round

We have activities year-round for Utah Locals, including special events at the Sundance Film Festival. From our free Local Lens screening program to events for local filmmakers, make sure to explore our featured events.

Sundance Film Festival: Local Lens

July 26–29 featuring favorites from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival

Gain access to the Festival through free screenings, special events, and discounts on ticket passes and packages.

Festival Screenings for Students

Inspiring the Next Generation of Storytellers within grades 9–12.

Here’s what some #sundancelocals have to say about past events.

Sundance Events for Local Filmmakers

Sundance Events for Local Filmmakers

Filmmaking Deepdive: Pitching your Project

In-person, Salt Lake City, Fri. July 28, 11a.m.-1p.m

Explore Deadlines for Labs, Fellowships, Grants, Programs

Online Learning
Experiences for creators: registration and applications @ Sundance Collab

Online Learning
Experiences for creators: registration and applications @ Sundance Collab

Local Happenings

Check out some events led by our partners and film allies in Salt Lake and Summit County.

You can find more events at Nowplayingutah.com

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Arts & Culture

August 2023

Great Salt Lake Fringe, July 28-Aug 6, Salt Lake

Kimball Arts Festival, Aug 4-6, Park City

Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month Kick-Off, August 5, Salt Lake

Twilight Concert Series, Aug-Sept, Salt Lake

Craft Lake City DIY Festival, Aug 11-13, Salt Lake

Wild Wild Westside Arts Fest, Aug 11-12 Taylorsville UT

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Independent Film


Fun times had by all throughout the years!

Sundance Institute’s Utah Community Programs are supported by:

Host State
Principal Sponsor
Major Sponsors
Community Supporters
Community Collaborators