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Tips to Enjoying the Sundance Film Festival

For more than three decades, the Sundance Film Festival have been an annual experience for local residents of Utah and for a very few spectators from the rest of the world who are lucky enough to become part of the fest to witness one of the most glorious exhibitions of telling stories.  The festival is a yearly event conducted by the Sundance Institute founded by none other than the multi award-winning actor Robert Redford. It is the aim of this non-profit cultural organization to support story-tellers from the U.S and overseas to develop their artistry.

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For film lovers across the globe, the Sundance Film Festival 2013 should be the top destination to begin the coming year. The Sundance Film Festival 2013 will be in Park City, Utah. The festival will be held in 11 days from January 17 to 27. Plan your travel early because the city will be packed with all sorts of film enthusiasts by the end of the year as 2012 folds out and welcomes the new year. Here’s the summary for your Sundance Fest: Book and buy your tickets, get hotel reservations (if you are not from Park City make sure to check out Park City Rental Properties for the best options), have fun on a shuttle, invade the theaters, relax and see the movies, roam, and finally, don’t forget the souvenirs!

 

For film lovers across the globe, the Sundance Film Festival 2013 should be the top destination to begin the coming year. The Sundance Film Festival 2013 will be in four destinations in Utah namely, Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance. The festival will be held in 11 days from January 17 to 27. Plan your travel early because these four areas will be packed with all sorts of film enthusiasts by the end of the year as 2012 folds out and welcomes the new year.

 

For more than three decades, the Sundance Film Festival have been an annual experience for local residents of Utah and for a very few spectators from the rest of the world who are lucky enough to become part of the fest to witness one of the most glorious exhibitions of telling stories. The festival is a yearly event of the Sundance Institute founded by none other than Robert Redford. It is the aim of this non-profit cultural organization to support story-tellers from the U.S and overseas to develop their artistry.

 

How to be Part of It

If you are a local resident of Utah, there will be more than one way to witness the diverse works of independent film makers. You can choose to get privilege tickets for special screenings and activities or volunteer to help out in the event. Be sure to catch the Best of Fest screenings free for Utah residents.

 

If you are among the lucky outsiders, be sure to book early and get one of the very few tickets for the public. There will be a swarm of Sundance Fest goers so book your hotel early. Park City has more than 50 hotels that are fully prepared for this annual event. Choose your hotel according to your sense of comfort with the variety of types of lodgings offered in Park City which include luxury suites, townhomes, condominiums, mountain lodge and budget hotels.

 

In Park City, the best way to get around is aboard the free festival shuttle. Organizers have constantly announced about the “no parking” at the festival theater so be prepared for an adventure. Make sure to get the schedule and route of the free Festival Shuttle. The shuttle will take you between the airport, hotels, the theaters and around the city. This is also a great way to meet and bond with other Sundance fans.

 

What to Expect

The opening night on January 17 dubbed An Artist at the Table will feature the independent film makers to celebrate their talents. Other exciting festival activities will be announced so watch out for that.

 

Also look for updates about the films to be featured for the festival next year which will include full length, documentaries and short films. There are nine festival theaters in Park City where the films will have their screening times. Lookout for the screening schedules ahead of time and know your way to the theater of your choice films at the appointed time. And don’t forget the tickets!

 

Be prepared for bonus treats as Sundance 2013 limited art pieces designed by Sundance alumni and artists will be featured for the event. These collectible treats will include designer apparel, bags, wallets and accessories made from recycled Sundance materials. A very special art book will also be released which will feature contributions from many contemporary artists of this generation. Look out for these masterpieces at the theaters or on the streets. They are sure trendy Sundance souvenirs that you wouldn’t want to miss.

 

And while you are still in the Sundance fever, check out the skiing events in the city and make every event worth all the travel. Park City is among the best winter destinations. It boasts of many of the world’s best ski resorts.

 

For the true fan, the Sundance Film Festival is not just an experience but a pilgrimage!

 

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