Locals-only Festival pass and ticket package registration is available online now and will end Wednesday, Oct. 10. Festivalgoers must register at www.sundance.org/tickets and will receive an email on Oct. 12 with a randomly assigned timeslot to purchase Festival passes and ticket packages online in January. Descriptions of locals-only pass and ticket package options can be found at http://www.sundance.org/festival/tickets/locals/ .
Additional Festival benefits for Utah residents include:
Sundance Institute presents complimentary screenings of an award-winning film to locals on Jan. 28. Locals must bring a Utah ID to pick up these free tickets in person at any main box office in Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort on Jan. 12.
Sundance Institute presents two complimentary screenings for Summit County residents on Jan. 22, 2013. New this year, tickets for Townie Tuesday screenings can be picked up at the same time as Best of Fest tickets at the Park City Main Box Office beginning Jan. 12 beginning at 10 a.m.
Every year, Sundance Institute selects more than 1,800 volunteers more than half of whom live in Utah to help create a global platform for independent film. Volunteers assist in all areas of the Festival from theatre entrances to shuttle stops. Local, insider knowledge is always helpful, and of course, there are exciting benefits such as being among the first to see world premieres of the best new independent films. Applications are now being accepted at http://www.sundance.org/volunteer .
Sundance Institute brings Utah residents a series of events that best represents the Institute's spectrum of artist programs. Free community events feature screenings, musical performances and discussions from recent and past Institute Alumni in conjunction with local community collaborators. Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the support of Principal Sponsor Zions Bank and Community Supporters George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Park City Municipal, Salt Lake County Economic Development, Salt Lake County Zap Tax Tier II, Summit County RAP Tax and Summit County Restaurant Tax.
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including "sex, lies, and videotape," "Maria Full of Grace," "The Cove," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Precious," "Trouble the Water" and "Napoleon Dynamite." Through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp and Matthew Barney.
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase SapphireSM; Leadership Sponsors DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, Focus Forward, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines and Sprint; Sustaining Sponsors FilterForGood, a partnership between Brita and Nalgene, Canada Goose, Grey Goose Vodka, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, L'Oréal Paris, Stella Artois and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists.
For more information, visit www.sundance.org/festival .