The Sundans Film Festival has been personally canceled for the second year in a row, organizers said Wednesday.
The high-profile independent Sundance Festival, which kicks off the year in cinema, was scheduled to take place Jan. 20-30 in Park City, Utah.
While it will still be available online in a different format, as in 2021, this year’s large-scale meeting has been suspended due to concerns about the Omicron option.
“While not having a personal experience in Utah is a huge loss, we don’t believe it’s safe and impossible to gather thousands of artists, audiences, staff, volunteers, and partners from around the world in eleven years. .day festival, crowded communities are already struggling to provide the services they need, ”Sundance officials said.
While many precautionary measures have been taken at the festival, such as reducing screening opportunities by up to 60%, requiring masks and reinforcing strokes, and requiring 11 days of testing, increasing COVID cases in the United States made hosting unacceptable, they said.
He will join the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Grammy Awards and the Critics Choice Awards, and cancel or postpone major returns.
The 40th edition of Sundance will still be available on its dedicated streaming platform and in four-hour documentaries about celebrities such as Lena Dunham and Jesse Eisenberg and Kanye West.
Instead of getting applause on stage, the stars can take a picture of Zoom “thank you” from home. Yana.