Sundance was preparing for the film festival Later an ambitious hybrid event This month, however, those plans have now been put on hold for the Omicron COVID-19 increase. Sundance is instead planning a full virtual event starting January 20th, with a handful of screenings in the local market. While disappointing, the festival’s investment in a good digital platform last year has put it in a much better position than other big events. (Looking at you, CES.) And of course, you’ll still be able to see the Sundance New Frontiers experience in VR. Based On our experience last year, It would be well worth it.
“While the lack of personal experience in Utah is a great loss, we do not believe it is safe or possible to bring together thousands of artists, audiences, staff, volunteers and partners from around the world, for a one-eleven-day celebration when overwhelmed communities are already providing essential services.” Fighting, “Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson wrote in an e-mail to attendees.
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