The 2023 Sundance Film Festival is set to take place in person and online

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival is officially coming to reality after two years of being online only due to the pandemic.

The historic media event is currently taking place from January 19-29, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, fans who want to see the new films online still can, as it’s been revealed that the festival will take place both online and in person at its longtime Park City, Utah home.

Throwback to: The dates for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, which will take place in a hybrid format, have been officially announced to the public

The Hollywood Reporter noted that “the extent to which festival programming will be available virtually is still being decided.”

Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson issued a statement to the media to express that the event team was happy to return to a partially in-person setting.

“We can’t wait to return to our home in Park City and present exciting new work from around the world live and in person,” she said.

Jackson went on to say that festival organizers have fully embraced the idea of ​​operating in a hybrid format.

So excited: Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson issued a statement to the media to express that the event team was happy to return to a partially in-person setting;  she is seen in 2019

So excited: Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson issued a statement to the media to express that the event team was happy to return to a partially in-person setting; she is seen in 2019

“We also have two years of digital exposure and participation under our collective belt, and are returning to the excitement and immediacy of live events while maintaining a powerful online offering,” she said.

The Sundance Film Festival was originally launched in 1978 as the Utah/US Film Festival.

The Sundance Institute was later founded by Robert Redford in 1981, and the event was renamed in 1991.

Over time, the festival has become well known for showcasing the work of emerging artists, and several directors, including Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith and Jim Jarmusch, have received their big breaks at the event.

To be clear: Jackson also said that

To be clear: Jackson also said that “we also have two years of digital exposure and participation under our collective belt, and are returning to the excitement and immediacy of live events while maintaining a powerful online offering. “

Sundance’s in-person events have notably been canceled in 2021 due to the onset of the global pandemic.

The event was moved to an online-only format that year, and its schedule was scaled back.

The festival was due to return to an in-person setup last year, though plans were scrapped due to the emergence of the Omicron variant.

The organizers of the event released a statement in which they expressed via The Hollywood Reporter that they felt it would be a “profound loss not to have the in-person experience in Utah”.

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Tough break: The festival was due to return to an in-person setup last year, although plans were scrapped due to the emergence of the Omicron variant

However, they stressed that, out of an abundance of caution, they would not go ahead with in-person events.

“We don’t believe it’s safe or feasible to bring together thousands of artists, audiences, staff, volunteers and partners from around the world for an eleven-day festival,” they said.

The Sundance team then said they are still committed to hosting an online event and bringing the film community together.

“We believe in the transformative power of artists and their work. Today, as we navigate all that the pandemic has in store for us, we come back to what is certain: coming together – in any way possible – is profound,” they said.

Moving On: The Sundance team then said they are still committed to hosting an online event and bringing the film community together

Moving On: The Sundance team then said they are still committed to hosting an online event and bringing the film community together