Sun set on fest with awards party |

Sun set on fest with awards party

Basin Fieldhouse closed for festivities

The sun is about to set on the Sundance Film Festival’s 30th roundup of independent moviemaking, but not without one more red-carpet event.

The highly anticipated awards ceremony takes place tonight, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. Attendance to the ceremony, which will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., is by invitation only.

The event will be hosted Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson in the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation") and Megan Mullally, who played Karen Walker on "Will and Grace." (Offstage, the two actors are husband and wife.)

Saturday night’s announcements will include decisions by Sundance-Institute appointed juries, comprised of members from the international film community, in the Festival’s four competition categories — U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Cinema Dramatic and World Cinema Documentary.

Audience Awards, determined by ballots submitted during the festival screenings, will also be announced during the event. The Sundance Film Festival the annual Awards Night Party takes place after the ceremony and continues through 12:30 a.m. A party ticket is required for entry.

No parking will be available at the Fieldhouse, so attendees should use the shuttle service.

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The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse will keep its weight room and track open on Saturday until 2 p.m. to accommodate the Awards Ceremony set up. It will reopen on Sunday, Jan. 26, for multicultural soccer and gym workouts. The Fieldhouse will also be open on Monday, but no classes are scheduled and the turf will be closed.

The list of awards will be posted on as soon as it is available.

For more information about the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony, visit . For more information about the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, visit