Sundance Film Festival 2018: Guide to Events, Parties and More

Sundance Film Fest - H - 2017

Hollywood is taking over Park City — here's what to do and where to be during the annual film festival.

Hollywood is taking over Park City's Main Street for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which is set to run Thursday-Jan. 28. Here's a guide to the must-visit spots — from panel discussions and eco-lounges to A-list parties and VIP gifting suites — at this year's fest.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Sundance: Day One Press Conference
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 1 p.m.
Sundance Institute founder and president Robert Redford, Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper take stage in front of members of the media to discuss the 2018 event and other fest initiatives. Barbara Chai, MarketWatch entertainment editor and head of arts and clture coverage for Dow Jones Media Group will moderate.

Lyft Lounge
509 Main St., daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. through Jan. 28
For the first time, Lyft is participating in the Sundance Film Festival as the official ride share partner. This year’s space will feature hot beverages and conversation with cinema enthusiasts and creatives.

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and Freestyle Digital Media Hospitality Penthouse Lounge with Extra
632 Main St., daily Jan. 18-21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Invite-only hospitality lounge featuring appetizers, drinks, swag and networking — and some sun on a rooftop deck. Partners include Kühl, Extra and Tesla. Private event.

Hearts Beat Loud 
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 11:30 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts after party for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Nick Offerman, Sasha Lane, Kiersey Clemons, Blythe Danner and Ted Danson.

Friday, Jan. 19

Heber & Main, 660 Main St., daily
The DIRECTV lodge, in partnership with AT&T, will take over Heber & Main for four days of pop-up dining experiences — from L.A.’s star-loved Craig’s restaurant, plus premiere parties and cast dinners, including a luncheon for Lizzie with Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Looking for a place to watch the NFL games leading up to the Super Bowl? Duck in for Wi-Fi with a side of hot chocolate during non-private-event hours.

TAO Park City
The Yard, 1251 Kearns Blvd., nightly through Jan. 21
TAO Group returns for a tenth time with a three-day pop-up with DJ sets by Mel DeBarge, the Deux Twins, Vice and DJ Politik, along with a surprise performance Saturday night. Also back: Tequila Don Julio will be serving up Don Julio 1942 for a third year in a row. New partner: Tinder which will activate a heated outdoor lounge.

Hap and Leonard-themed Escape the Set (Escape Room Experience)
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., daily, 10 a.m..-5 p.m. until Jan. 24
The description is so good, best to leave it to the organizers: “It’s 1989 and you’ve run out of gas in Grovetown, Texas, the same place that has mysteriously swallowed up your friends Hap and Leonard while on a mission to rescue their friend Florida Grange. Can you find clues to their whereabouts and get out in time to help? Or will you vanish in Grovetown, too?”

The IMDb Studio & Private Celebrity Lounge
570 Main St., daily through Jan. 22
IMDb's invitation-only video and photo studio, and celebrity lounge will be back for a fourth year in a row. Upstairs on the two-floor venue, filmmaker Kevin Smith will host on-camera interviews with actors, writers and directors. Downstairs, stars and industry VIPs can chill in IMDb’s private lounge featuring gifting and beverages.

Canon Creative Studio
592 Main Street, Park City, UT, daily, 11 a.m.-7p.m., until Jan. 22
Canon will host guests for 4 days of interactive displays of Canon camera equipment, live panel discussions, and a relaxing lounge stocked with coffee and snacks. At the IMDbPro portrait studio, a pop-up within the Canon lounge, guests can also take the moment to instantly upload their newly-taken headshots to their Pro profiles. Invite only.

Music Lodge Hosts Associated Press Festival Headquarters
Music Lodge, 738 Main St., in the Courtyard, daily, Jan 19-22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Back for a 14th year — and 11th year with the AP — as a stop for stars and talent to take in the four-day hospitality suite. Outdoor sports brand Spyder will host a hot chocolate bar while keeping talent stylish on the slopes with gifted Spyder ski apparel. JetSuiteX, a semi-private California-based airline, will have an on-site check-in counter where they’ll be printing ticket vouchers good for Burbank, San Jose, Oakland, Las Vegas and Mammoth. A JetSuiteX flight attendant will make the rounds with a drink trolley to serve guests refreshments including coffee, wine and Essentia Water. Also available: doTERRA aromatherapy samples; Two Gypsea Souls will gift music-themed apparel; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a trending crafted cold treat you can eat as a finger food. Music Lodge Live!, a live performance series held daily during happy hour 4-6 p.m., will feature performances by Chaley Rose, of Nashville fame, along with American Idol winner Sam Woolfe (Friday), Evie Clair (Monday), Chelsea Williams and Gingger Shankar (Sunday).

Jetsmarter Presents The Music in Film Summit Presented by Juul at Park City Live
427 Main St., Jan. 19-Jan. 21, daily 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The legendary music venue will debut Jetsmarter Presents The Music in Film Summit Presented by Juul at Park City Live, a one-stop shop for filmmakers, actors, actresses, and key influencers to promote their films and projects to top tier media and industry insiders. Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood will join the cast and executives of their film Mandy for a panel discussion. Black Eyed Peas members,, Taboo along with KRS-One, Rakim will lead a fireside chat about their virtual reality app, Masters of the Sun. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons will take the stage with director Don Argott and famed producer Heather Perry for their film Believer. Panels will also feature a Women & The Power of Change Conversation, directly after the Respect Women’s March on Main along with the cast and crew of the Joan Jett documentary, Bad Reputation. Participants will also get to pick up travel items from Nomatic Bags and enjoy SMASHMALLOW’s one-of-a-kind onsite SMASH & SIP CAFÉ.

Buona Vita, 804 Main St., daily through Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
The Blackhouse Foundation returns to Sundance for its 11th year to feature a wide variety of panel discussions, conversations, lounge space and networking. On the schedule: multicultural reception; Fox opening night event; SAG-AFTRA panel for Monster; “Women of Color in Hollywood” panel moderated by Angela Rye and sponsored by Color of Change and Planned Parenthood. Sponsors include BET, Netflix, Comcast Universal, 21CF, AT&T Hello Lab, Facebook, HBO, CAA, UMC, Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation, Starz, EOS World Fund, Planned Parenthood, SAG-AFTRA and USA. More information can be found here and here.

Cinema Café at the Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., Second Floor, daily through Jan. 22
The New York Times
live talk series will present conversations with Gus Van Sant, Hari Nef, Ira Glass, Kelvin Harrison, Miranda July and, among others. The series will take place over 4 days (Jan. 19-22) with each talk live-streamed at and Schedule is as follows: Jan. 19 will be and Kevin Smith 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Jan. 20 with Gus Van Sant and Danny Elfman, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Jan. 21 Fresh Faces featuring Dominique Fishback, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Hari Naf and Rachelle Vinberg, 2:15-3:30 p.m.; Ira Glass and Miranda July 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Legion M Lounge
Red Banjo Pizza Parlour, 322 Main St., Jan. 18-21 for various events listed below
Open to all Sundance film festival guests but due to capacity restrictions, those interested are encouraged to register at Mandy reception from 8-11 p.m. by invitation only; Legion M/Movie Pilot Live celebrity and filmmaker interviews on Jan. 19 hosted by Russ Fischer (12-6 p.m.) and Leonard Maltin (from 4 p.m.); Cocoa, Churros & Chatting with Leonard Maltin on Jan. 19 from 7-10 p.m. (registered guests; Legion M/MoviePilot Live celebrity and filmmaker interviews on Jan. 20 hosted by Fischer and Maltin; Seance at Sundance on Jan. 20 from 9-11 p.m.; Legion M/MoviePilot Live celebrity and filmmaker interviews on Jan. 21 hosted by Fischer and Maltin; Film Threat Filmmaker Panel and "Film Threat Sucks" after party on Jan. 21 8- 10 p.m.

Stella Artois
Cafe Artois, 364 Main St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
An official sponsor of Sundance, Stella returns to host its café lounge, where Stella Artois and Cider Hot Toddys are on the menu, along with programming focused on women and social change.

The Swedish Lodge
577 Main St., daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Swedish-inspired pop-up shop offering complimentary Swedish massages, FIKA (refreshments) and giveaway for fest attendees. Open to adults 21 and over. 

Rock & Reilly's Daytime Lounge presented by J.Crew, Nylon and Roku
427 Main St., daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Monday
This always-hot destination features a wide range of activities. Nylon produces video, digital editorial and social content from its lounge; brand activations from J.Crew and Roku; J.Crew hosts a “Denim by You” customization bar gifting talent, influencers and guests with looks accessorized by illustrator Sam Teich; Roku gifts media streaming players; hot chocolate and toddies provided by Raaka Chocolate and Pendleton Whiskey in the “Hygge Lounge"; and hair, nails and makeup from beGlammed.

Adobe Day at the Dell House 
528 Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adobe and Dell walk guests through the editing experience on Adobe Premiere Pro and Dell precision with editors Vashi Nedomansky (6 Below) and Mike Libecki (National Geographic VR Project).

Power of Story: Culture Shift
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 12-1:30 p.m.
Tickets are required for this Dropbox presented panel featuring an A-list group of artists including Ava DuVernay; Patrick Gaspard, vice president of the Open Society Foundation; Issa Rae; Megan Smith, third U.S. chief technology officer, CEO of shift7; and producer Christine Vachon. Washington Post journalist Sarah Ellison moderates the chat about work, the power of media and the role creative choices play in shifting culture and crystallizing the national conversation.

SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 1-2 p.m.
A panel conversation with Midnight category directors, producers and distributors on genre and horror filmmaking in 2018 and beyond. Presented by Shudder. Event is open to the public.

#HereWeAre Brunch
#TwitterLodge, 408 Main St., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
The invite-only brunch for women (and men, too!) will be the first event taking place at the lodge this year, and will celebrate women and underrepresented filmmakers, storytellers, artists and advocates. Hosted by Ava DuVernay’s Array and Twitter.

Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2:30-4 p.m.
A panel focused on how creatives tackle story adaptation featuring Paul Dano (Wildlife), Debra Granik (Leave No Trace), Zoe Kazan (Wildlife), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here) and moderator Eugene Hernandez (deputy director, Film Society of Lincoln Center; co-publisher, Film Comment Magazine).

The Art of the Edit – Insights From the Front Lines Panel
The Claim Jumper, 573 Main St., 3-4:30 p.m.
Join editors and postproduction pros Lisa Zeno Churgin (Old Man With a Gun), Kyle Reiter (Atlanta), Sofia Subercasseaux (Tyrel) and more as they share insights on how to take the art and craft of editing to the next level.

Inside the Mind of Audiences: New Approaches to Movie Marketing
THR Studio, 692 Main St., 4-5 p.m.
At this panel — co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Viacom — editorial director Matthew Belloni will be joined by panelists including filmmaker Taylor Sheridan, Viacom’s Kodi Foster and Northwestern professor Moran Cerf to discuss new ways to reach audiences. A reception will follow.

Sundance Film Festival Official Kickoff Party
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 4-6 p.m.
The third annual Sundance Film Festival official kickoff party — an invite-only affair — will be hosted by Robert Redford, founder of SundanceTV, Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival; Keri Putman, executive director of the Sundance Institute; Charlie Collier, president and general manager of SundanceTV, AMC & AMC Studios; and Jan Diedrichsen, general manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now.

Facebook, Oculus, Instagram Happy Hour
Coal & Lumber, 201 Heber Ave., 5-8 p.m.
An invite-only cocktail event to toast the “independent storytellers, the creative community and the platforms which bring them together” while experiencing the latest in VR demos.

White Rabbit
DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T, Heber & Main (formerly Zoom), 660 Main St., 5-7 p.m.
Mister Lister Films is inviting fest guests to the afterparty for the Daryl Wein-directed film starring Vivian Bang, Nico Evers-Swindell and Nana Ghana.

American Animals
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 6 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson.

Tyrel and Piercing Premiere Party
Rock & Reilly's, 427 Main St., 6-8 p.m.
Expected guests include Caleb Landry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott, Ann Dowd and Wendell Pierce.

The Sweetheart Deal on the Acura Stage
Festival Village Presented by Acura, 475 Swede Alley, 6-8 p.m.
The Walking Dead actress Emily Kinney and American Idol contestant Paul McDonald blend their solo efforts as The Sweetheart Deal, live from the Acura Stage.

UCI’s Storytelling Unbound Cocktail Party
The Downstairs Club, 625 Main St., 6-8 p.m.
Head to the Macro Lodge, sponsored by Shea Moisture, for Univision Communication, Inc.’s discussion surrounding the industry’s efforts to make the industry — onscreen and behind the scenes — more diverse and inclusive. The following day, the lounge will feature a fireside chat with Charles D. King and Richelieu Dennis (1:30-2:30 p.m.) and a late-night party (starting at 11:30 p.m.) with music by DJ D-Nice.

Shabbat Dinner, Shabbat Oneg Party @ Shabbat Lounge
Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St., second floor, 6-8 p.m. for dinner, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. for party
The annual Sundance Shabbat Dinner is a privately catered event with food, wine and an unplugged chill space on the first Friday night of the festival. All are invited. Limited tickets available at After dinner, the venue reopens for a Shabbat party until late night. 

Cocktails and Dinner Celebrating The Kindergarten Teacher
Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, 6-9 p.m.
A party for fest entry The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will be in attendance. Additional guests will include writer-director Sara Colangelo, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar, producer Celine Rattray and others. Invite-only.

Park City Live Presents Kaskade at Snowfest
427 Main St.
Each night, chart-topping artists will take the stage for intimate performances. EDM pioneer Kaskade kicks off the festival. 

Vulture and TNT Present The Alienist
The Vulture Spot, 591 Main St., 7 p.m. screening; 8:30 p.m. reception; after party to follow
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning topline the event and discussion moderated by Vulture’s Hollywood editor, Stacey Wilson Hunt.

The Moth Mainstage
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 7:30-10 p.m.
Five storytellers share their true stories in front of a live, invite-only audience. Presented by GEICO.

Voices of Impact Dinner
Stein Erikson Lodge, 7700 Stein Way, 8 p.m.
Hosted by actor and Creative Coalition president Tim Daly.

Juliet, Naked
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 9 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd.

TNT + TBS Lodge Event
Firewood, 306 Main St., 9 p.m.
The networks are teaming up to toast their slate of projects: TNT’s The Alienist starring Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning; TBS’ Search Party starring Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner and John Reynolds; TBS’ Final Space starring Olan Rogers, Coty Galloway and Steven Yeun; and TNT’s Animal Kingdom starring Shawn Hatosy, Benjamin Robson and Jacob Weary. Invite only.

An Evening with Todd Haynes
Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Filmmaker Todd Haynes takes center stage at this special event. Expect his many collaborations with Killer Films’ co-founder Christine Vachon to be discussed at length during this invite-only affair.

ICM Politics and YouTube
628 Park Ave., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
ICM Politics and YouTube partner to celebrate female filmmakers on the eve of the Respect Rally.

Lizzie Afterparty
Cafe Artois 364 Main Street 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Cast party with Chloe Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Jeff Perry, Jamey Sheridan and director Craig William Macneill. Hosted by Stella Artois.

The Chi Party
IMDb Studio, 570 Main St., 9 p.m.
Showtime and Amazon Channels are hosting an invite-only party to celebrate Lena Waithe’s new series, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Waithe and Academy Award winner Common. Music by DJ R-Tistic.

Men Don’t Whisper and Painting With Joan
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 12:30 a.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts the after party for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Jordan Firstman, Charles Rogers, Clare McNulty, Bridey Elliott and Tim Robbins.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Respect Rally Park City
City Park, across from the library on the northside, 10-11:30 a.m.
One year after a local event as part of the National Women’s March, activists and festival participants will gather to “celebrate all of the victories our fellow marchers have fought for in their communities in 2017 and to continue the spirit of activism that has been awakened nationwide since last year’s march,” per the event’s official page. Information about speakers has yet to be announced.

Shabbat Lounge, Havdalah Concert
Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St., second floor, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. for the lounge, 9-11 p.m. for concert
Shabbat Lounge is open all day with complimentary programs, food and drinks. All are welcome. Havdalah Concert starts at 9 p.m. RSVPs and a full scheduled at

A-List Communications presents the KIA Supper Suite
The Mustang, 890 Main St.
The three-day KIA Supper Suite will host events for: Nancy, starring Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo and Andrea Riseborough; “A Dinner for Change, Celebrating: Masters of the Sun,” hosted by, Black Eyed Peas, Rosario Dawson and others; a cocktail party for films Piercing, Damsel and Tyrel with Mia Wasikowska, Christopher Abbott and others; and Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Awards Dinner Gala honoring Chloe Moretz. Collider hosts a portrait and media studio during the day kicking off with the press junket for Mandy starring Nicholas Cage. Guests will also be treated to wine from Kunde Family Winery, Topo Chico Mineral Water and Blue Moon Belgian White Beer.

Après-Ski @ #TwitterLodge
#TwitterLodge, 408 Main St.
Continuing through Sunday, the venue hosts guests for a warm-up and recharge courtesy of hot beverages and snacks.

Believer Premiere Party
Cafe Artois 364 Main St., 11:30 p.m..-2:30 a.m.
Party with Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to celebrate the documentary about his Love Love music and spoken-word festival with co-founder Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees and director Dan Argott.

EcoLuxe Lounge
Blue Iguana Restaurant & Bar, 255 Main St., 12-6 p.m.
The two-day lounge, helmed by Debbie Durkin, will feature a media center to help escape the cold, farm-to-table comfort food, cocktails, smoothies by blendtec, live music and even spa services. The 11th annual event will benefit "With Our Words" non-profit.

The Power of Art in Education Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 1-2 p.m.
Sundance Film Festival filmmakers discuss the long-lasting impact that art education has had on their lives. Presented by LIFEWTR and open to the public.

Creative Coalition's Leading Women’s Luncheon
Brasserie, 350 Main St., 1 p.m.
Presented by Aspiriant with Gabourey Sidibe, Alia Shawkat, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Celine Rattray and Tonya Lewis Lee. This event brings together talent, creatives and executives for a gathering celebrating women's leadership in the industry.

The Black List
#TwitterLodge, 408 Main St., 1-1:30 p.m.
Franklin Leonard, founder and CEO of the Black List, and Kate Hagen, director of community at the Black List, are featured on this panel about the company which produces an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays.

Immersive Media and Future of Filmmaking with Intel + Adobe 
Intel Tech Lodge, 558 Main St., 1-3 p.m.
Virtual reality pros Diego Prilusky, head of Intel’s new Studio division; Ted Shilowitz, futurist-in-residence at Paramount Studios; Chris Bobotis, director of immersive at Adobe; and filmmaker Eliza McNitt (A Fistful of Stars, Spheres) will walk through the latest advancements in immersive media for the film industry. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter.

Sundance Photographer Victoria Will Book Signing
Dolly's Bookstore, 510 Main St., 2-4 p.m.
Photographer Victoria Will will celebrate the release of her new book of tintype portraits, Borne Back, which features photographs taken at past Sundance Film Festivals. The new tome showcases photographs of actors and directors such as Robert Redford, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Brave New Story
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men), RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening), Brett Story (The Prison in Twelve Landscapes), and Lynette Wallworth (Awavena) will be joined by moderator Tabitha Jackson (director, Sundance Documentary Program) to discuss new ways of telling stories from the radical to the innovative.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Women Breaking Barriers Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 3-4 p.m.
A conversation with accomplished women from various fields in the film industry. Hosted by HFPA member Elisabeth Sereda and open to the public.

Power Women’s Cocktail
Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, 4-6 p.m.
Aisha Tyler and 20th Century Fox’s Moira Griffin to co-host the 2nd annual “Power Women’s Cocktail” put on by Autograph Collection Hotels, the Black List and Sundance Institute & Diversity Initiative, at The Retreat inside Hotel Park City. The event celebrates the female voices in independent film, from screenwriters and actors to directors and producers. Invite-only.

Women in Film panel
Cafe Artois 364 Main Street, 5 p.m.
Panel discussion with Amy Adrion (director, Half the Picture), Stephanie Allain (producer, Leimert Park), Liz Destro (producer, Lizzie) and Mel Jones (director, Leimert Park), hosted by Stella Artois, to celebrate those pushing the mission for gender parity in Hollywood forward.

Emerging Platforms
CNN HQ, 268 Main St., 5-6 p.m.
A panel discussion co-hosted by THR and CNN Great Big Story with THR editorial director Matthew Belloni moderating. Reception to follow.

The Tale
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 5:30 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Common, Elizabeth Debicki and Ellen Burstyn.

The Foxies on the Acura Stage
Festival Village Presented by Acura, 475 Swede Alley, 6-8 p.m.
Phoenix, Arizona indie band The Foxies, led by frontwoman Julia Lauren, mixes various influences like Billy Idol and Blondie, live from the outdoor Acura Stage.

America’s Musical Journey
Silver Lake Lodge, 7600 Royal St., 7 p.m.
Advance screening of the MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia. Aloe Blacc, a star of the film, will perform, as will ‘Jingle’ Jared Gutstadt and Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd. The film follows Blacc as he traces the roots of America’s music and follows Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Nashville, Memphis, Miami and more.

Horizon Award
The Spur, 352 Main St., 7-9 p.m.
Cassian Elwest, Lynette Howell Taylor and Christine Vachon in association with Endeavor Content are hosting the 4th annual Horizon Award featuring special guest presenters and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Grant, per the invite. 

Bentonville Film Festival’s Cocktails and Conversation
DIRECTV Lodge, 7-9 p.m.
Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival will return to Sundance for the second annual event in partnership with Google. The panel discussion will focus on the gender parity, importance of inclusion and diversity of characters onscreen and its influence offscreen.

The Horizon Award
The Spur, 352 Main St., 7-9 p.m.
Join founders Cassian Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor, and Christine Vachon in association with Endeavor Content as they Celebrate the fourth annual Horizon Awards. Given to outstanding up and coming female filmmakers, winners take home an all-expenses-paid mentorship to Sundance, as well as a substantial donation from ShivHans Pictures in order to support them as they begin their filmmaking careers. Past presenters have included Chloe Sevigny, Jack Black, Carey Mulligan, and Dee Rees.

The IMDb Show Launch Party
IMDb Studio, 570 Main St., 7:30-10:30 p.m.
The IMDb Show, which premiered on Jan. 11 and is IMDb’s first-ever weekly series, will be toasted at this invite-only bash. Guests will include Kevin Smith (an executive producer of the show), co-hosts Tim Kash and Kerri Doherty, IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham and others.

Burden, Private Dinner
Firewood, 306 Main St., 8:30 p.m.
One of the more coveted invites of the week, this invite-only dinner celebrates the cast and filmmakers of festival entry Burden hosted by Vida Tequila. Producer Robbie Brenner and director Andrew Heckler are on the invite for the event which will see approximately 40 attend in Firewood's original 1906 Nickel Bar. Among the guests: Garrett Hedlund, Usher Raymond, Andrea Riseborough, Forest Whitaker, Crystal Fox, Dexter Darden, Austin Hebert. Among the cocktails: Vida Tequila “snow storms."

Jetsmarter Presents Post Malone at Park City Live’s Snowfest
427 Main St.
Recording artist Post Malone will take the stage performing chart-topping hits “Congratulations,” “Rockstar,” and more.

Colette Premiere Party
Cafe Artois 364 Main St., 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Cast afterparty with Keira Knightley, Dominic West and director Wash Westmoreland hosted by Stella Artois.

The Death of Stalin Party
DIRECTV Lodge, 660 Main St., 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
IFC Films is hosting the after party for the Sundance premiere of Death of Stalin. Expected: Director Armando Iannucci and actors Jason Isaacs and Andrea Riseborough. DJ set by Shepard Fairey.

CNN Films’ Fifth Anniversary Event, Co-Hosted by THR
O.P. Rockwell, 268 Main St., 9 p.m.
The Hollywood Reporter is helping fete CNN Films’ fifth year at the Sundance Film Festival with an invitation-only party hosted by CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker and THR editorial director Matthew Belloni. CNN Films will also have a pop-up lounge at Fletcher’s restaurant on Main Street (Jan. 19-21), which will host special events and be open by invite to filmmakers and other festgoers.

Sorry to Bother You
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 9 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Armie Hammer, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, David Cross, Danny Glover and Steven Yeun.

Yacht Rock Party
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 9 p.m.
The SundanceTV team and talent are expected at this invite-only affair, which promises to help guests “sail away to the smooth sounds of the ‘70s and '80s" with live music from Yacht Rock Revue. Cocktails presented by Blue Moon.

Yardie Premiere Party
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 12 a.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Idris Elba, Aml Ameen, Akin Gazi, Shantol Jackson, Sheldon Shepherd and Mark Rhino Smith.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Seeing Allred Panel
#TwitterLodge, 408 Main St., 9-9:30 a.m.
Seeing Allred, directed by Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain, centers on famed attorney Gloria Allred and her fight for women's rights as she battles big names like Bill Cosby and Donald Trump. Moderated by Ramin Setoodeh of Variety, the panel features Sophie Sartain, Roberta Grossman, Marta Kauffman, Hannah KS Canter, Gloria Allred and Robbie Rowe Tollin.

UTA Sundance Brunch
Riverhorse on Main, 540 Main St., 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The agency celebrates its clients and films at the 2018 festival. Invite only.

Bill Skarsgård Receives “Fan Favorite” IMDb STARmeter Award
IMDb Studio, 570 Main St., 12:30 p.m.
Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO, will present the IMDb STARmeter Award to Bill Skarsgård in recognition of stars who are fan favorites on IMDbPro’s STARmeter chart. Skarsgård, who portrayed Pennywise the Clown in the blockbuster It, stars in Assassination Nation, which makes its world premiere in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival that night.

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter LIVE – Filmmakers
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 1-2 p.m.
A candid discussion with Sundance Film Festival’s notable 2018 directors, discussing their work at Sundance and beyond. This event is open to the public and will be streamed live from SundanceTV’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Football Viewing Party
DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T, Heber & Main (formerly Zoom), 660 Main St., 1:05 p.m. & 4:44 p.m. until 7 p.m.
An afternoon of viewing parties of all the gridiron action from the day’s NFL games. Invite-only guests will enjoy an open bar, food by Craig’s and other accoutrement.

Gamechanger Films Reception
The Luxury Escape at St. Regis Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Dr. E, 1-4 p.m.
The 5th annual Luxury Escape sets up shop at the St. Regis Deer Valley Sunday and Monday, luring festivalgoers away from the bustle of Main Street. The Rand Luxury invite-only events kick off with a reception for Nancy, The Tale and The Long Dumb Road. Expected Attendees include Laura Dern, Isabelle Nelisse, Jason Ritter, Elizabeth Debicki, Ellen Burstyn, Common, Oren Moverman, Lawrence Inglee, Laura Rister, Mynette Louie, Sol Bondy, Simone Pero, Jennifer Fox, Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith-Cameron, Steve Buscemi, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, Amy Lo, Michelle Cameron; Christina Choe, Jason Mantzoukas, Grace Gummer, Tony Revolori, Taissa Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Jacqueline Ingram, Jonathan Duffy, Kelly Williams, and Hannah Fidell.

BMI's Music & Film: The Creative Process Roundtable
The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., 2-4 p.m.
Moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI vp film, tv and visual media relations, this event will feature a discussion on the role of music in film. Open to festival credential holders. Panelists include Peter Golub, Jeff Beal, Lauren Greenfield, Paul Cantelon, Susan Lacy, Miriam Cutler, Kimberly Reed, Craig Wedren, Laura Karpman, Heather McIntosh, Amy Scott, Jongnic Bontemps, Mel Jones, Kris Bowers, Dustin O'Halloran, Sam Bisbee and Rudy Faldez. 

Fresh Faces
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
The subject is the next generation at this panel featuring Dominique Fishback (Night Comes On), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Assassination Nation; Monster; Monsters and Men), Hari Nef (Assassination Nation) and Rachelle Vinberg (Skate Kitchen).

Monster, Private Dinner
Grappa, 151 Main St., 5:30-8 p.m.
Rand Luxury hosts an intimate, invite-only celebration for Monster. Among the guests: Producers Tonya Lewis Lee and John Legend; stars Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, A$AP Rocky and Nas. 

Theatrical Releases and Independent Film
THR Studio, 692 Main St., 5-6 p.m., reception 6-8 p.m.
THR and the National Association of Theatre Owners team for this panel about the importance of theatrical release for indie films. THR editorial director Matthew Belloni moderates.

The Macro Lodge’s Transform the Story, Transform the Storyteller
The Downstairs Club, 625 Main St., 6-8 p.m.
Adding to the mix of events that turn the focus to the talk of diversity, inclusion and gender parity, the Ford Foundation is bringing filmmaker and social justice grantees with movement leaders for a celebratory discussion, co-hosted by Macro founder and CEO Charles D. King and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker. The conversation will include documentary storytellers, philanthropists and social justice leaders to work together and find solutions to eliminate inequality in America.

Elizabeth and the Catapult on the Acura Stage
Festival Village Presented by Acura, 475 Swede Alley, 6-8 p.m.
Brooklyn-based American singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman performs live from the outdoor Acura Stage.

I Think We’re Alone Now
Chase Sapphire on Main, 573 Main St., 6-9 p.m.
Automatik, Exhibit and Global Road with Chase are hosting the afterparty for the world premiere of Reed Morano’s film. Expected to attend are Morano, screenwriter Mike Makowsky, Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning. Kristen Kish is handling the menu.

Raise Your Glass with Canon
Canon Creative Studio, 592 Main Street, 6-9 p.m.
Raise Your Glass is Canon's annual toast to the cinematographers of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.  American Cinematographer magazine joins in on the fun as this year's co-host. Invite only, all guests must be 21+ and entry is subject to capacity.

HBO Documentary Films
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave., 7 p.m.
The company celebrates its roster of films including Believer, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, King in the Wilderness, Lenny, The Price of Everything, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind and Rx: Early Detection, A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee and talent from the respective films.

Autograph Collection Hotels' Late Night Karaoke Party with Blind Dragon
Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
DJ Wade Crescent is spinning at this event, which is open to festgoers who want to sing iconic tunes from indie films.

Common and Friends Special Performances
The WanderLuxxe House, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Exclusive to the house will be a night of private performances led by Common, “Common and Friends Presented by Apex Social Club and Dropbox,” with incredible surprise talent guests scheduled to join in the high-energy evening celebrating the 2018 festival. Drinks by Casamigos Tequila. 

Park City Live Presents Marshmello at Snowfest
427 Main St.
Enigmatic masked DJ and producer Marshmello promises an electrifying set.

APA Talent Agency Reception
The Luxury Escape, St. Regis Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Dr. East, 8 p.m.

Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala
Kia Supper Suite, The Mustang, 890 Main St., 9 p.m.
This year’s event from the Creative Coalition honors Chloë Grace Moretz, Christine Vachon, Haley Joel Osment and Dennis O’Hare.

Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 9 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Austin Hebert and Usher.

Midnight at Sundance
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 9 - 11 p.m.
Celebrate the Midnight section of this year’s festival at this invite-only event presented by Shudder.

Dinner Celebrating Ethan Hawke’s Blaze
Autograph Collection’s Hotel Park City, 2001 Park Ave, 6-8:30 p.m.
Ethan Hawke, along with co-hosts Autograph Collection Hotels and the Black List, will host a private dinner party to celebrate his Dramatic Competition entry Blaze, which was filmed with support from Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel and Autograph Collection Hotels’ Indie Film Project. Invite-only.

Monday, Jan. 22

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter LIVE – Actors Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 1-2 p.m.
A group of actors and actresses sit down with The Hollywood Reporter for “a frank, in-depth conversation about their work, inspirations and latest projects at Sundance.” This event is open to the public and will be streamed live from SundanceTV’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Mitu Brunch
Rock & Reilly's, 427 Main St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kentucky Film Commission Party
Rock & Reilly's, 427 Main St., 4-6:30 p.m.

The Moth StorySLAM
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
BUSTED: A series of open-mic stories about being caught red-handed. An invite-only event presented by LegalZoom.

Whitewater Films Reception
The Luxury Escape, St. Regis Deer Valley, 2300 Deer Valley Dr. East, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrating Halfway There, expected guests include Matthew Lillard, Esai Morales, Sarah Shahi, Nishi Munshi, and Paige Hurd; director Rick Rosenthal; screenwriter Nick Morton, and more.  

Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 9 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are George MacKay, Clive Owen and Tom Felton.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Party
Chase Sapphire on Main, 573 Main St.,10 p.m.-1 a.m.
IMDbPro celebrates the launch of its first-ever mobile app, for iPhone, by hosting the invitation-only premiere party for The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Expected guests include castmembers Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, John Gallagher Jr. and Jennifer Ehle; director Desiree Akhavan; IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham and Matt Kumin, head of IMDbPro; and others.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

From Idea to Deal Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 1-2 p.m.
Directors, producers, and legal experts “workshop” along with audience members in a public discussion focusing on legal challenges encountered during the filmmaking process. Presented by LegalZoom.

Ways of Seeing
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2-3:30 p.m.
Darren Aronofsky, Octavia Spencer, Shonte Tucker and moderator Kerry Bishé will lead a discussion about science, storytelling, nature and perception.

The New Climate
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Tickets are required for this discussion about the impact of climate change and vulnerable communities featuring Anote Tong, former president of the disappearing island of Kiribati; Bartholemew Powaukee, environmental and water quality director for Utah's Ute Tribe; Tashka Yawanawa, chief of the Yawanawa; and moderator Janaya Khan of Black Lives Matter, Canada.

Scoring for Sundance
AFCI Beyond Cinema Media Studio, 305 Main St., 3 p.m.
Lucy Bright of The Music Sales Group will moderate a panel discussion with filmmakers and composers including Aska Matsumiya, Anne Nikitin, Nathan Halpern, Ian Hultquist, Paul Saunderson and Danny Mulhern.

Dear Seattle: Love Letters to the City Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 3-4 p.m.
Four filmmakers laud Seattle through their personal stories about this soulful city. Presented by Visit Seattle and open to the public.

Kid Like Jake
Grey Goose Blue Door, 449 Main St., 6:30 p.m.
The Grey Goose-sponsored venue hosts an afterparty for the film’s stars and guests. Expected to attend are Priyanka Chopra, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer and Amy Landecker.

BMI Snowball
The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., 8 p.m.
Rita Wilson, Morgan Saint, Craig Wedren and Skyler Day headline this lineup of performers. Open to festival credential holders 21 years of age and over.

Dear Seattle Premiere Party
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 9-11 p.m.
“Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Emerald City with a surprise musical guest,” per the invite. On that note — it’s Invite-only.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

The Future of Indie TV
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2-3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Allain (Leimert Park), Steven Soderbergh (The King), Bernie Su (chief creative officer, Canvas Media Studios), David Wain (A Futile and Stupid Gesture) and moderator Michelle Satter (Sundance Institute founding director, Feature Film Program) discuss the current state of independent television and what’s to come.

This Close Panel
SundanceTV HQ, 268 Main St., 3-4 p.m.
Per the invite: “Join actors Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Colt Prattes and award-winning filmmaker and Sundance Film Festival alum Andrew Ahn for a discussion surrounding Sundance Now’s groundbreaking new series, This Close, part of the Sundance Film Festival’s 2018 Indie Episodic Showcase.” Open to the public.

Netflix Presents A Futile and Stupid Gesture Party
Rock & Reilly's Daytime Lounge presented by J.Crew, Nylon and Roku, 427 Main St., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2-3:30 p.m.
In what has become a fest tradition, the “non-panel panel” features Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline), Jim Hosking (An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, Tropical Cop Tales), Crystal Moselle (Skate Kitchen), and Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You), who have been tasked with the same mission. That mission? “To share objects, stories, or any sensory representation that has influenced their work and helped shape their vision as artists.”

Friday, Jan. 26

Creative Tensions: IDENTITY
The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Described as “not your typical panel,” this event explores “what we may be afraid to talk about. In a world where polemics are the norm and binaries form our views of others, how do we talk about the shades of gray? From our politics to the stories we create (or are allowed to create), what do we lose or gain by becoming a tribe of tribes? An innovative event concept created by Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program, Creative Tensions is a collective conversation expressed in movement, wherein participants reveal where they stand on an issue by virtue of where they stand in the room.” Presented by the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and Sundance Ignite in partnership with IDEO, a global design company creating positive impact through design, it features Effie Brown and other guests TBA, along with moderator Christopher Hibma. And continental breakfast.

Power of Story
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Presented by Dropbox and moderated by KPCC’s The Frame host John Horn, this panel discussion will feature Catherine Hardwicke, Justin Lin and Taika Waititi discussing their motivations for working at a new level in Hollywood after getting their start on the festival scene with much more modestly budgeted projects.

Producer’s Confidential
Claim Jumper, 573 Main St., third floor, 2-3:30 p.m.
Columbus and Unrest, recipients of Sundance Institute’s inaugural Creative Distribution Fellowship, take center stage in this discussion examining two films that emerged from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and chose to bypass all-rights distributors. Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Jennifer Brea, Giulia Caruso, Lindsey Dryden, Alysa Nahmias, and moderator Chris Horton (Sundance Institute) present case studies with an introduction by Michelle Satter (Sundance Institute founding director, Feature Film Program).

Mardi Gras Muses
Park City Live, 427 Main St., 4-7 p.m.
The 6th annual celebration of Louisiana's culture and talent featuring cocktails, live performances and cuisine. What's on the menu? Crawfish tourtiere, shrimp remoulade, sweet potato sichyssoise with Tabasco jalapeno oil prepared by Food Network's Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll of Cajun Aces. Music by Eddie Baytos and friends; aerialist Jamie Ray of Air Seekers; DJ set by DJ Shields. Presented by Louisiana International Film Festival. 

Saturday, Jan. 27

Unearthing the Past
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 2-3:30 p.m.
Alissa Wilkinson (Vox) joins Jonathan Bogarin and Elan Bogarin (306 Hollywood), Robert Greene (Bisbee ‘17), Sierra Pettengill (The Reagan Show) and Marina Zenovich (Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind) for a conversation about nonfiction and how filmmakers are employing innovative approaches to traditional storytelling.

Sundance Awards Night
In total, 28 prizes will be announced during the ceremony (live-streamed at and on YouTube). Jason Mantzoukas (star of entry The Long Dumb Road) hosts the ceremony, which will also feature a team from Hearts Beat Loud: musicians Keegan DeWitt and Jeremy Bullock with lead actors Nick Offerman on bass and Kiersey Clemons on vocals.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Film Church
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St., second floor, 10:30 a.m.–noon
In the official program, this event invites participants to finish of Sundance by sharing “a near-spiritual moment” with fest director John Cooper and director of programming Trevor Groth, who will offer “non-denominational” talks of what has just happened in the previous 10 days of moviegoing. Be warned: Folks will be sharing “likes” and “dislikes.” Special guests TBD.