Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is cancelling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge.
Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival will start as scheduled on Jan. 20 but will shift online. The festival had been planned as a hybrid, with screenings both in Park City and online. Last year’s Sundance was also held virtually because of the pandemic.
“This was a difficult decision to make,” the festival said in a statement. “As a nonprofit, our Sundance spirit