Sundance is the quintessential American film festival, and we know that you’ve been eyeing those VIP passes all year. From January 17 to 27, 2013, seasoned film fans will enjoy 11 days of bliss at the top of the world. More than 50,000 celebrities and diehard aficionados make the annual pilgrimage to Utah’s picturesque resorts. Due to the festival’s tremendous success, tightly scheduled events now take place throughout Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort.
Partying, skiing and midnight screenings–that’s what the Sundance Film Festival is all about. Celebrities and elite guests always fly into Salt Lake City to enjoy some skiing and world-class shopping before the event begins. Each enclave in the festival is separated by a drive of 30 minutes to an hour, so celebrities and distinguished guests are constantly traveling back and forth to sample features from the smorgasbord of highly anticipated premieres.
Sundance is the most prestigious independent film festival in the United States. More than 12,000 films are submitted to the Sundance Institute every year, but only 200 of these submissions will be screened. Filmmakers from around the world vie for the coveted jury and audience awards. However, there are many prestigious non-competitive categories, discussion panels and live performances. Plus, it gives everyone an excuse to enjoy some skiing, snowboarding and recuperative spa treatments at a five-star resort.
Fans with 2013 Sundance Film Festival passes will be treated to screenings for a long list of dramas, documentaries, short films and animated features. The festival’s beloved World Cinema categories honor the most innovative and original independent foreign films. Over the years, the Sundance Spotlight series has become one of the most popular sections. This category recognizes dazzling cinematic creations and movies that are destined to become fan favorites.
For experimental film fans, passes to Sundance’s New Frontier screenings are high on the list. This innovative segment is dedicated to the creative filmmakers who use unconventional techniques and technologies. The festival’s NEXT entries also have tremendous contemporary appeal. These submissions are carefully selected as golden examples of new wave American cinema.
Park City at Midnight
For the ultimate Sundance experience, passes to Park City at Midnight are in order. These shocking midnight screenings are reserved for the most audacious, rebellious flicks in the festival, and they’re a great lead in for the after-parties. Sundance is more than a film festival. There’s nothing else like it.