Sundance Denies It’s Eyeing Brooklyn: No ‘Immediate’ Plans to Expand

The New York Post reported Sundance is thinking of invading Tribeca's turf

The Sundance Film Festival said it has no plans to expand to the Big Apple … at least not any time soon.

Getty Images"There is no truth to rumors of plans for Sundance Institute to host a film festival in Brooklyn in the immediate future," a spokeswoman for the Sundance Institute, which runs the Park City, Utah, festival,said.

The denial came in response to a Page Six item in the New York Post that said the festival was looking at opportunities to host events in the Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Unnamed sources told the Post that Sundance was exploring the possibility of doing everything from hosting a screening series to running a full festival.

The article intimated that the possible move was an incursion on the turf of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has established a foothold in lower Manhattan since kicking off more than a decade ago.

The spokesperson for Sundance noted that the festival sponsors many events across the country and the world, and it is always looking for opportunities to expand. But, she said, it is focused right now on its 2013 indie film festival that kicks off next week.

A spokeswoman for Tribeca did not immediately respond to request for comment.