The 2023 Sundance Film Festival is back in person for the first time since 2020, but the big name fest is not shunning the online experience that kept it going these last two years. Though tweaked, movie lovers across the US can watch the 2023 Sundance Film Festival online, allowing them to take part in the Park City environment from their own homes.
This year's festival runs from January 19-29, with Sundance's online program being available in the festivals second week, from January 24-29. Not all movies playing at Sundance are going to be available to watch online, but the every movie competing in Sundance's dramatic and documentary competitions, the NEXT section are going to be available online; as well as some other premieres.
The Sundance lineup of movies that are available for online viewing include work from Moses Ingram, Jonathan Majors, Daisey Ridley, Ben Platt, Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Allen White, Sarah Snook, Emilia Jones and more. See the full lineup of Sundance 2023 movies here (opens in new tab).
Anyone now has the ability to get individual tickets for Sundance Film Festival online screenings. Continue reading below to get more information on how to do that.
How to watch 2023 Sundance Film Festival movies virtually
Single film ticket
Whether you're planning to attend in person or online, you can now purchase single film tickets. They are one a first come, first serve basis, so best to move quick if there's anything in particular you want to see.
Cost: $20 per ticket
The Festival Package includes 10 online tickets of any available online movies, including short film programs and indie episodic screenings (you can start picking what movies you want to watch starting January 9). The viewings are on-demand, so you can watch whenever you like in the six day (January 24-29) window. Available starting December 13.
If you don't know where to start in picking between all these movies, the Award-Winners package allows consumers to watch the movies given the big prizes from the festival. The package gives you screening access to eight titles, with four available online on January 28 and January 29. With this package, you do get early access to ticket selection for the winning movies on January 27. The Award-Winners package also offers two full days of short film and indie episodic programs. Available starting December 13.
World Cinema Package
Love international movies? With Sundance's World Cinema Package you can get nothing but movies from around the world, as it gives movie lovers 10 online tickets to World Cinema titles (both drama and documentary), as well as World Cinema award-winners. Movies are available on-demand from January24-29. Package also includes short film and indie episodic screenings. Available starting December 13.
Sundance's Explorer Pass is an easy way to get some of the festival experience without shelling out big bucks. With this pass you can enjoy the short film and indie episodic screenings from the film festival from January 24-29. Available starting December 13.
Visit sundance.org (opens in new tab) for more information.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).
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