Speaking on Business: Sundance Film Festival

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 3.

Chris Redgrave Jan 4, 2019

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

In 30 years of launching, the Sundance Film Festival has become an economic engine for Utah with the 2018 event generated a total economic impact of $192 million. It generated over $9 million in state and local tax revenue, supported 3,300 jobs and attracted 125,000 attendees from 49 states and 26 foreign countries. Not to mention this Utah classic is supporting 1,000 filmmakers worldwide.

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 3. This year’s festival had a record-breaking total of over 14,000 submissions from over 150 countries, and 112 feature-length films have been selected representing 33 countries and 45 first-time filmmakers. The non-profit Sundance Institute awards nearly $3 million in direct grants every year to support independent film artists.

While many guests travel 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.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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

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