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Sundance 2016: Being There Without Being There

By Jill Adler

sundanceIt was opening day of the Sundance Film Festival 2016 and I didn’t feel like driving into town. So I logged onto Sundance.org/festival and clicked the YouTube icon. There was Robert Redford with John Cooper welcoming everyone to the Fest at the Day One Press Conference. Although I was driving around Salt Lake City running errands, tuning in through Bluetooth, I felt like I was there. I rarely get to the conference in the first place and now I didn’t feel guilty about it. I got to hear all about the 12,000 films submitted for the less than 200 spots at Sundance and more. (I read a statistic somewhere that said your short film has a .74 chance of getting into Sundance.)

Now, more than ever before you can enjoy Park City’s Sundance Film Festival without fighting the crowds, the parking, the shoving, the lines and the cold. You can pick what you want to see and hear (minus the actual movies- this is just for panel talks) and watch or listen from your cushy couch, office desk or driver’s seat. No more having to feel less than one of the privileged few invited to attend as filmmaker, journalist, actor, or studio exec. All you need is high-speed internet.

Tune in for daily live content from the Sundance Film Festival, including intimate conversations at Cinema Café, two heavy-hitting Power of Story panels, and plenty of other key Festival events. All Live@Sundance events will be streamed on Sundance.org/festival and the official YouTube page.

Monday, January 25
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café with Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer

2:30 PM MST
Power of Story: Evolution of Storytelling

Tuesday, January 26
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café with Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon

Wednesday, January 27
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café (Guests TBA)

Thursday, January 28
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café
Power of Story: The Art of Film (feat. Christopher Nolan and Colin Trevorrow, moderated by Alex Ross Perry)

Friday, January 29
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café with D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Saturday, January 30
11:30 AM MST
Cinema Café with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Saturday, January 30
Awards Ceremony

You can also Google “Sundance Live Stream” to find various online magazines posting their live streams. Deadline Hollywood has a couple posted already.

Other ways to see what’s happening in Park City January 24-31, 2016:


twitter logo

@SundanceFest – The official handle of the Sundance Film Festival. Follow for live updates, talent takeovers, and more. Each day of the festival, a different filmmaker takes over @SundanceFest to share the experience through their eyes. Follow along and ask them questions.

January 25: Nate Parker, director The Birth of a Nation
January 26: Dawn Porter, director Trapped
January 27: Gingger Shankar, co-director/performer Nari
January 28: Louis Black, co-director Richard Linklater – dream is destiny
@SundanceFestNow – Official account for Sundance Maniacs: indie film fanatics who want 24/7 breaking news at the Festival.
@SundanceLabs – Year-round news and information about Sundance Institute’s wide array of Artist Programs and Labs.

facebook logo www.facebook.com/sundance.
instagram logo @SundanceInstitute for highlights of daily events, behind-the-scenes looks, and red carpet coverage direct from the Sundance Film Festival.
snapchat logo Follow SundanceFest on Snapchat for highlights of daily happenings and exclusive behind-the-scenes instant coverage by our social media team.
tumblr logo The official Tumblr of the Sundance Film Festival includes news coverage roundups, exclusive content, graphics, gifs, user-generated content, and more: http://sundanceinstitute.tumblr.com.
vine logo Behind-the-scenes videos from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Capturing the best moments of the Sundance Film Festival, one six-second Vine video at a time. SundanceFilm.
youtube logo The Sundance Film Festival YouTube Channel is home to all of the 2016 live events and panels as well as exclusive filmmaker and talent interviews.
spotify logo Follow Sundance Institute for fresh playlists from this year’s Sundance Film Festival artists, including ASCAP’s Music Cafe artists and the Celebration of Music in Film.

January 26, 2016