The festival will feature three primary viewing locations — Park City, Salt Lake and Ogden — with headquarters being in Park City. This year is expected to draw big revenue for Utah, with last year’s revenues topping out at roughly $70 million.
BYU students regularly visit the festival for a film or simply star-searching. This is the case for Erin Paulukaitis, a BYU graduate from Lilburn, Ga.
“I wanted to take a sweet picture so I could show my friends back home that exciting things can happen in Utah sometimes,” Paulukaitis said.
Though exact plans haven’t been announced, the anniversary celebration will take center stage, according to Elizabeth Latenser, media relations manager for the Sundance Film Festival.
The Sundance Institute was founded by actor Robert Redford in 1981. It is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences.