Sundance Film Festival Tickets
Sundance Film Festival is the meeting place of independent filmmakers around the world
Sundance Film Festival, which is hosted by the Sundance Institute, was founded in 1978 by John Earle and Sterling Van Wagenen. Every January, promising independent filmmakers meet in Park City and Salt Lake City in Utah to showcase their work in dramatic and documentary films, short films, feature films and series. The Festival awards the best contributions in each category. In addition, there are also panel discussions, conversations with filmmakers, live music events and many other attractions. From its inception, the festival has aimed to give independent, low-budget filmmakers and studios an opportunity to have their work recognised. Today, it also draws big studios and well-established names in the industry, making it one of the most anticipated events in cinema. On StubHub, you have the chance to buy Sundance Film Festival tickets and preview the year’s best films before everyone else. You can also list your tickets for sale on our website.
Some of the great names at Sundance
Many famous and talented people have had their big break at the festival, like Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Darren Aronofsky and James Wan, amongst many others. Films that today are considered classics can trace their fame back to the Sundance Film Festival, like Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Darko, (500) Days of Summer, Boyhood, Whiplash and Get Out. Other films, like Manchester by the Sea, have also received important nominations at The Oscars, the Golden Globes and the The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAS). That’s not to say that the festival doesn’t receive its share of criticism. Some believe that it has become too dominated by Hollywood and has lost its independent essence. Whichever way you look at it, Sundance remains the event to attend for cinema aficionados every winter, and by purchasing your Sundance Film Festival ticket on StubHub, you can experience it all!
The expansion of the Sundance Film Festival
Since the festival’s first edition in Utah, a number of smaller festivals have also followed suit, such as Slamdance, Nodance, Slumdance and The Park City Film Music Festival, amongst others. The Sundance Institute also partnered with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and brought the event to New York City from 2006 to 2008. The first city to host the festival outside the United States was London, with editions happening in 2014, 2016and 2017. London was soon followed by Hong Kong, which hosted their own Sundance events in 2016, 2017 and 2018. It’s safe to say that the Sundance Film Festival has revolutionised independent film festivals everywhere and spread its influence to international waters as well. What are you waiting for? Grab your Sundance Film Festival ticket and be a part of it!
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