Sundance 2019 Preview – An Inside Glimpse To the Hottest Events in Park City

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Once again Hollywood takes to the slopes to kick off the annual Sundance Film Festival! From January 24th- February 3rd Park City will be over run with filmmakers, actors, influencers and brands setting up the most amazing activations. Check out our IT list of where to go for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival!

Vulture Activations:

(L-R) Jim Parsons, Claire Danes, Silas Howard, Priyanka Chopra and Octavia Spencer attend The Vulture Spot, Park City, Utah during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vulture)

Vulture will return to Park City, Utah, with its exclusive media studio the Vulture Spot for a third year in a row from January 25–28, where editors will interview and photograph top talent from Sundance’s most anticipated films. The video and photo content produced inside the studio will be showcased on and Vulture’s InstagramFacebook, and Twitteraccounts over the course of the festival and beyond. Sponsors for the Vulture Spot include Autograph Collection Hotels, Roku, and Woolrich. In addition, Autograph Collection Hotels and the Cut will co-host a “How I Get It Done at Sundance Film Festival” panel, the Cut’s recurring event series about work/life balance, ambition, and success. Autograph Collection Hotels and Vulture will reunite that evening for an intimate celebration championing the philanthropic efforts of the Art of Elysium together with David Arquette and Shanola Hampton. Wrapping up the weekend, Vulture will host a brunch celebrating Girls Weekend,as well as IFC’s Documentary Now! after-party, co-hosted with IFC.

GLAAD Activations:

GLAAD is kicking off the festival with the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Nominations Announcement 8AM on Friday at the AT&T Hello Lounge on Jan.25th. Throughout the weekend GLAAD will have a slew of events to highlight the LGBTQ community in film including the Outfest Queer Brunch! Stay tuned for the special announcement from GLAAD. Last year Chloe Grace Moretz, as well as many other celebs made an appearance. The festivities for the brunch take place from 11-1 on Jan.27th at GrubSteak! Another event to add to your list is the highly anticipated panel: GLAAD + Sundance Institute present Beyond the Transition Narrative: Transgender Storytelling in the 21st Century, which takes place on Jan.29th at 4:30PM.

HBO Hosts “Dope Queens: Reclaiming Your Crown” with Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson 

Sunday, January 27th // The Inn, Tupelo (508 Main Street, Park City)

 11 am to 2pm

Invite-Only: HBO hosts an intimate brunch and conversation with Dope Queens: Reclaiming Your Crown.  Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson will be on hand to engage in a conversation with moderator, Angela Rye about being a dope queen in a male-dominated industry.   #2DOPEQUEENSHBO

The Fly Lounge:

The Fly Lounge Rejuvenation Station and Hangover Haven presented by cannabis networking software NUGLThe lounge will also showcase the hottest beauty brands for a nice pick me up! GBY Beauty will showcase the hottest beauty products on the market. Guests can also enjoy a full-service smoothie, fresh juice and vegan Bloody Mary bar, while Crater Lake Spirits will be sampling Crater Lake Whiskey and other adult beverages and also check out the VR experience! Additional sponsors of the event include: Muscle MX CBDMandala Integrated Medicine, Digipath,CannaComfortsand Ablis CBD Infused Sparkling Beverages. 

Kia Telluride Supper Suite:

The Kia Telluride Supper Suite is a MUST! Celebs and VIPs Will Be Chauffeured in the New Eight-Passenger SUV! Photo Courtesy of The Influence.

Jan 26th-28th

The Kia Telluride Supper Suite by Greene St. Kitchen, of Las Vegas’ PALMS Resort, will activate a stand alone lounge on Main Street in Park City for the 7th consecutive year, and play host to a series of intimate filmmaker dinners, film parties and a daytime media lounge with coffee bar. As Kia’s first eight-passenger SUV, the Kia Telluride will also treat celebrities and VIP media with a door-to-door chauffer-driven car service. Each year, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite and its partners serve as the premiere hospitality and fine food destination and celebrates the top films and Hollywood A-list attending the film festival.

In addition to the highly anticipated culinary highlight by notable chef Lanny Chin, and the gifting suite presented by MOU, guests will be able to enjoy beverages from Tequila Comisario®, Sensi® Tuscany Wines, Blue Moon Belgian White, water from LIFEWTR, as well as coffee from DragonFly Coffee Roasters who will also furnish a deluxe coffee bar day and night inclusive of a signature dessert blend.  


Invite-Only // 427 Main Street

January 25th – January 29th

The four-day event is THE ONE you do not want to miss! Created by Mimi Kim, ChefDance brings everyone together to enjoy a decadent, fine meal prepped by reputable chefs while enjoying wine and tons of laughter. ChefDance is an experience that engages all of your senses.

The DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T:

Showcasing the best that Sundance has to offer in film and entertainment, AT&T and DIRECTV will take over the former Zoom space again on Main Street for a culinary-meets-entertainment hotspot January 25-28, 2019. The Variety Studio presented by AT&T will host its longstanding portrait and video studio from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and AT&T and DIRECTV will host daily lunches from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 


Raise Your Glass with Canon

Photo Courtesy of Sunshine Sachs.

January 27, 6-9pm

592 Main Street

Raise Your Glass is Canon’s annual toast to the cinematographers of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The evening is co-hosted by American Cinematographer. 


Wanderluxxe Provides the Perfect Escape! Photo Courtesy of The Influence.

Friday – Monday // Invite-Only

Wanderluxxe, once again, is delivering a full slate of events while at Sundance. This year the team is spearheading a Wellness Lounge AND a Filmmaker Lounge both presented by Essential Costa Rica. Essential Costa Rica will take over the space to transform it into the travel destination sought after by so many. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica offers visitors an abundance of unique wildlife, landscapes and climates – meaning a trip to this Central American country is anything but run-of-the-mill — its Pura Vida!

The wellness lounge will operate daily from 11:00am – 4:30pm, with 10:00am daily scheduled yoga sessions by lululemon, a daily Apres Ski from 3-5pm featuring a Costa Rican spiked coffee bar with Kobricks, Peroni, Tito’s Vodka cocktails, and ice cream treats by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. While the Filmmaker Lounge will showcase an array of film premiere parties, performances, events and panels such as “Diversity Representation,” “Women in Entertainment” and “Industry Innovation” led by our exclusive media partner TheWrap on January 26th and 28th, including a kick off happy hour to the festival on the 25th with TheWrap and Costa Rica. Both lounges will provide that perfect oasis to escape from the chilly temps! This is one list you’re going to want to be on!

We Rise Up Launch Party:

Invite-Only: TAO Park City Nightclub

1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060

The launch party for We Rise Up is surely highly anticipated. Taking place at Tao, the area will be transformed from the previous nights debauchery and refocused to offer music performance from Michael Franti, spoken word as well as movie clips and a panel discussion. 

Salesforce’s “Make Change @ Salesforce Music Lodge”

It’s a 3 night celebration of music as a platform for change that will bring together some great artists (Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, Danny Clinch, Preservation Hall Jazz Band) for intimate conversations/performances to benefit various philanthropic causes.  RSVP link here:

Marie Claire & Dell Power Breakfast:

January 27, 10am

Park City Museum — 528 Main Street

Invite-Only: The event will celebrate women in the industry at the Dell Den on Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival. The event will feature a fireside chat with the women of Before You Know It including star Judith Light, Director/Co-Writer Hannah Pearl Utt, and Co-Writer Jen Tullock. The conversation will be moderated by Marie Claire contributor and award winning journalist, Jo Piazza.

Photo Courtesy of Debbie Durkin Entertainment Group.

Park City Eco-Luxe Lounge:

January 26th from 10:00-7:00

255 Main Street

Invite-Only: When attending Sundance stopping by Debbie Durkins’ Eco-Luxe Lounge is a no-brainer. It’s the perfect hub to take a break in between films and grab a bite to eat and catch up on the latest products. This year, guests will enjoy bits from  Chef Dean Hottle of Snake Creek Grill in Heber will be serving brunch: 10am – 1pm, then lunch ( 1pm-6pm) including appetizers.  Tekila Mexican Grill & Cantina will be onsite offering chips and salsa as well as showcasing other family specialties while enjoying spirits from sponsor, High West Distillery which include: Casa Noble Tequila, Svedka Vodka,The Real McCoy Rum & Rye, and wines from Robert Mondavi, Meiomi Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, Ruffino Prosecco, Charles Smith, Kim Crawford and MT Veeder. Additional beverages include: Stella Artois and Red Bull.

Additional highlights include:

  • Washington DC Senator Paul Strauss hosting interviews in support of his 51 State Initiative.
  • Tony Toscano, Utah’s premiere film critic on ABC4 Utah is hosting his “Talking Pictures” media center interviewing the 2019 Film Premiere Stars.
  • EcoLuxe VR on-site Gaming Experience
  • Product showcases: Dr. Trevor Cates organic skin care, Stevie Wren Fine Jewelry, Author/Hypnotist Kimberly Friedmutter and more.

Preserve Our Wild Foundation is the Non-Profit Charity Partner this year, and will be raising awareness and donations, founded by British Royalty, Lady Victoria Hervey. The media center for the lounge will include: ABC4 Utah, BudTrader TV, DJ Eric Jensen on  radio KUAA 99.9fm in Utah, a non profit multi-cultural community radio, and more.

Canada Goose Basecamp: 449 Main St, Park City, UT

Friday, January 25 through Tuesday, January 29 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

The brand will be returning as a Sustaining Sponsor and will be hosting Canada Goose Basecamp, open to the public. With events, surprise guests and an invitation only lounge, Canada Goose Basecamp is your escape from the cold. Discover the brand’s long-standing relationship with film through an interactive exhibit, try on the brand’s iconic parkas, enjoy hot beverages and stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi and power charging stations. Basecamp’s Second Floor is accessible by invitation only or with press credentials and will serve as a VIP lounge for Canada Goose fans and loyalists, as well as a coworking space for filmmakers.

Spyder Lounge @ 221 Main Street: 10AM-5PM

Spyder, one of the world’s most recognizable active brands will host a pop-up shop during Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Friday, January 25th to Sunday, January 27th. The pop-up shop will introduce an exclusive Spyder x U.S. Ski Team collection consisting of printable t-shirts, hoodies, outerwear and accessories featuring the U.S. Ski Team logo for men and women. In addition, select VIP’s at Sundance will experience an opportunity to train like an Olympian at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence.

Let us know your favorites in the comments! Hope to see you in Park City!



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