Just like the Tribeca Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival is making big changes for 2021 including plans to change the dates and shorten the event.
The main changes involve reducing the length of Sundance from 11 days to seven days. The dates would also be change. The event had been scheduled from January 21 until January 31. The proposal calls for a festival running January 28 until February 3. City Hall, meanwhile, would suspend a requirement that Sundance stage 70% of the festival in Park City and surrounding Summit County. The suspension of the 70% requirement would allow Sundance to use the out-of-state venues that are key to the blueprints for 2021.
Sundance would not be required to provide transit services it normally would offer. The municipal property used by Sundance would be reduced to just the Park City Library. The festival also proposes decreasing the capacity of the theaters by 75% from a normal year.
On Tuesday as reported by Park Record, the local Park City Council approved the one-time change for the 2021 festival, reducing the length from 11 days to seven days, and changing the dates to January 28 to February 3.