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Utah’s Sundance Film Festival Host Committee announces bid status

May 9, 2024

Today, the Utah Film Commission, on behalf of the Utah Sundance Film Festival Host Committee, announced the status of their RFP submission.

“The Utah Sundance Film Festival Host Committee thanks the Sundance Institute for the opportunity to proceed to the next step in their RFP process for the 2027 film festival and beyond,” commented Virginia Pearce, Director, Utah Film Commission. “We’re committed to collaboratively re-imagining future festivals, inspiring film enthusiasts, and preserving the Festival’sconnection to its home state. Our shared 40-year growth and success have greatly contributed to Utah’s culture and economy and have fostered a proven partnership in the film industry. Most importantly, we believe that continuing in Utah will best assure the Sundance Film Festival’s continued growth and long-term success.”

The Utah Sundance Film Festival Host Committee includes the following individuals and organizations:

Governor of Utah, Spencer Cox

Utah Speaker of the House, Mike Schultz

Utah Senate President, Stuart Adams

Park City, Mayor Nann Worel

Salt Lake City, Mayor Erin Mendenhall

Salt Lake County, Mayor Jenny Wilson

Visit Park City, Jennifer Wesselhoff

Visit Salt Lake, Kaitlin Eskelson

Utah Film Commission, Virginia Pearce

Utah Office of Tourism, Natalie Randall

Zions Bank, CEO Scott Anderson 

Larry H. Miller Company, CEO Steve Starks

University of Utah, President Taylor Randall

Department of Cultural and Community Engagement, Donna Law

Community Partners:

Downtown Alliance, Dee Brewer

Salt Lake Chamber, Derek Miller

Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association, Michele Corigliano 

Summit County Council Chair, Malena Stevens

Visit Heber Valley, Dallin Koecher

Utah Tourism Industry Association, Celina Sinclair 

Historic Park City Alliance

Park City Lodging and Restaurant Association, Ginger Wicks

Deer Valley Resort, Todd Bennett

Park City Mountain Resort, Deirdra Walsh

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