Sundance 2016: Being There Without Being There


It was opening day of the Sundance Film Festival 2016 and I didn’t feel like driving into town. So I logged onto and clicked the YouTube icon. There was Robert Redford with John Cooper welcoming everyone to the Fest at the Day One Press Conference. Although I was driving around Salt Lake City running errands, tuning in through Bluetooth, I felt like I was there. I rarely get to the conference in the first place and now I didn’t feel guilty about it. I got to hear all about the 12,000 films submitted for the less than 200 spots at Sundance and more. (I read a statistic somewhere that said your short film has a .74 chance of getting into Sundance.)

Now, more than ever before you can enjoy Park City’s Sundance Film Festival without fighting the crowds, the parking, the shoving, the lines and the cold. You can pick what you want to see and hear (minus the actual movies- this is just for panel talks) and watch or listen from your cushy couch, office desk or driver’s seat. No more having to feel less than one of the privileged few invited to attend as filmmaker, journalist, actor, or studio exec. All you need is high-speed internet.


Tune in for daily live content from the Sundance Film Festival, including intimate conversations at Cinema Café, two heavy-hitting Power of Story panels, and plenty of other key Festival events. All Live@Sundance events will be streamed on and the official YouTube page.

Monday, January 25

11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer

2:30 PM MST

Power of Story: Evolution of Storytelling

Tuesday, January 26, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon

Wednesday, January 27, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café (Guests TBA)

Thursday, January 28, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café

Power of Story: The Art of Film (feat. Christopher Nolan and Colin Trevorrow, moderated by Alex Ross Perry)

Friday, January 29, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Saturday, January 30, 11:30 AM MST

Cinema Café with Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

Saturday, January 30

Awards Ceremony

You can also Google “Sundance Live Stream” to find various online magazines posting their live streams. Deadline Hollywood has a couple posted already.

Other ways to see what’s happening in Park City January 24-31, 2016:



@SundanceFest – The official handle of the Sundance Film Festival. Follow for live updates, talent takeovers, and more. Each day of the festival, a different filmmaker takes over @SundanceFest  to share the experience through their eyes. Follow along and ask them questions.

January 25: Nate Parker, director The Birth of a Nation

January 26: Dawn Porter, director Trapped

January 27: Gingger Shankar, co-director/performer Nari

January 28: Louis Black, co-director Richard Linklater – dream is destiny

@SundanceFestNow – Our account for Sundance Maniacs: indie film fanatics who want 24/7 breaking news at the Festival.

@SundanceLabs – Year-round news and information about Sundance Institute’s wide array of Artist Programs and Labs.



@SundanceInstitute  for highlights of daily events, behind-the-scenes looks, and red carpet coverage direct from the Sundance Film Festival.


Follow SundanceFest on Snapchat for highlights of daily happenings and exclusive behind-the-scenes instant coverage by our social media team.


The official Tumblr of the Sundance Film Festival includes news coverage roundups, exclusive content, graphics, gifs, user-generated content, and more:


Behind-the-scenes videos from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Capturing the best moments of the Sundance Film Festival, one six-second Vine video at a time. SundanceFilm.


The Sundance Film Festival YouTube Channel is home to all of the 2016 live events and panels as well as exclusive filmmaker and talent interviews.


Follow Sundance Institute for fresh playlists from this year’s Sundance Film Festival artists including ASCAP’s Music Cafe artists and the Celebration of Music in Film.


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  • That’s cool! I’ve never felt like driving into town either. Thank goodness for technology!

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