The Sundance Film Festival, which was supposed to start on the 20th of this month in the mountains of Utah, has dismissed the attendance part due to the “Omicron” outbreak, and its activities will be held exclusively online, according to what its organizers announced.
They pointed out that “the attendees at the festival will be held online this year”, expressing their regret that they were not able to implement the “hybrid experience” that they were going to adopt for the first time in the history of the festival.
They felt that “gathering thousands of artists, viewers, staff, volunteers and partners from all over the world over 11 days is neither safe nor even possible.”
“Sundance”, whose founder was actor Robert Redford, is considered one of the most prominent independent film festivals in the United States.
The festival was famous for allowing the discovery of future talents, such as directors Quentin Tarantino and Damien Chazelle. It has been held since its launch in 1978 in the mountains of Utah, but the “Covid 19” pandemic forced organizers to organize it in a virtual format in January 2021.