Sundance 2021 Will Be Held in at Least 20 Cities

By Christine Zosche 

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing organizers to rethink Sundance. On Monday, Tabitha Jackson, the film festival’s director, unveiled her preliminary plans for the 2021 edition, a gathering expected to take place under social distancing restrictions and with a Covid-19 vaccine still unavailable. (NYT)

“At the center of all our planning, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival will have an online home, making the festival accessible in a way it never has been before,” Jackson said. (THR)

Jackson’s memo offers another significant update: Sundance “will be a grand partnership of communities that “will take place live in Utah and in at least 20 independent and community cinemas across the U.S. and beyond.” (IndieWire)