Sundance 2023: Festival Celebrates Return to Face-To-Face Format
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival kicked off its edition in Park City, Utah, USA with a celebration of the return to a face-to-face format as well as an online platform. The executive director of the Sundance Institute, Joana Vicente, shared her excitement, saying “It’s incredible to be back, we are very excited… There is nothing like the magic of being here in Park City.”
The return to the physical format comes complete with an online program for film professionals, the media, and fans alike. Vicente noted that her team wanted the festival to reach “more and more movie lovers.”
Kim Yutani and John Nein, the festival’s programming directors, highlighted that this year’s offer features a range of stories with “very personal visions” of today’s international issues.
Yutani shared that documentaries about “two superstars from the 80s” like Michael J Fox and Brooke Shields were present amongst the selection. Additionally, filmmakers including Ira Sachs, John Carney, and Peter Nicks have all contributed to the festival selection this year.
The Sundance Film Festival is supported by the Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. The Institute also funds independent filmmakers, composers, directors, and theater performers from around the world.
The festival ends January 29.