How Sundance and Other Film Festivals Are Prepping for Virtual 2021 Event – and Permanent Changes Post-COVID (Video)

TheGrill 2020: “How do we keep our own institutions sustainable, but how do we keep artists sustainable,” Sundance director Tabitha Jackson says

Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson isn’t just planning for what the Park City festival will look like in 2021; she’s thinking about how the situation today will shape the future of her festival for years to come.

During a panel at TheWrap’s TheGrill on Tuesday on “The Evolution of Film Festivals,” presented by New York Film Festival, Jackson said she doesn’t foresee “being out of the woods” by the time the next Sundance kicks off this January and she teased how the festival will live not just unfold in Park City, Utah, or even online but in art houses across the country.

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Brian Welk

Brian Welk

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