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Speaking on Business: Sundance Film Festival

In under 30 years of launching, the Sundance Film Festival has become an economic engine for Utah and is supporting 1,000 filmmakers worldwide from 50 countries.

Chris Redgrave Jan 5, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

In under 30 years of launching, the Sundance Film Festival has become an economic engine for Utah and is supporting 1,000 filmmakers worldwide from 50 countries. Thousands of artists and films have been discovered because of this Utah classic event, which awards over $3 million in grants every year for the over 1,500 grant submissions received each year.

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Jan. 18 and runs through Jan. 28. It To give you an idea of the impact, the 2017 festival generated over $151 million in economic activity, including $14 million in state and local tax revenue, provided almost 2,800 jobs and attracted over 70,000 people.

While a lot of guests come from out of state, the Sundance Film Festival offers the Locals Only Pass, so we can get tickets. Films are shown in Sundance Resort, Park City and Salt Lake City at venues including the Tower, Broadway, Rose Wagner, The Grand Theater and the City Library, so tickets are available.

Approximately 200 feature-length and short films are screened at the Sundance Film Festival with almost 14,000 film submissions from 150 countries received. Be sure to check out this year’s selection.

For more information, visit www.sundance.org.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

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