Since the moment the very first Sundance Film Festival took place back in 1978, the people of the United States knew that this festival will someday break records. Well, that is exactly what Sundance Festival did.
After all these years, the event has become the premier independent film festival of the nation and every year, thousands of independent emerging filmmakers submit their work so they could let the world see it on the silver screen.
According to the annual report, more than 125,000 people were a part of the Sundance Film Festival 2018 and the number went drastically up at Sundance 2019 as well. We guess you can already assume what the number will be at Sundance Utah 2020.
In order to accommodate maximum people, Sundance Institute has always had a long tradition of maximizing their resources. More than 1000s of tickets are sold on a pre-booking basis and once the box office opens, people also get to buy individual tickets directly.
There are exclusive offers and packages created for the locals and students so that they could also make the most of the Sundance Film Festival.
People volunteer so they could enjoy and experience the world of glamour while experiencing the Sundance festival from the inside.
But there is another sect of attendees that you might not have known about! We are talking about the members of the Sundance Industry Office.
The Sundance Industry Office made its debut in 2005 and since then, the SIO has provided the dynamic business environment along with an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings. Every year, more than 1,500 members of the independent film industry come to display and enjoy their work at the Sundance Film Festival.
- The members of SIO have access to industry-only passes and ticket packages.
- During the festival, the members of the Sundance Industry Office will be able to get access to exclusive services through the Sundance headquarters.
- They also get all the important information regarding the celebrities attending the Sundance Film Festival, rights list, name of the movies being displayed and other classified information.
- Once the Sundance Film Festival 2020 begins, the members of SIO will also have access to an office with dedicated staff and an industry-only lounge.
How to become a member of the Sundance Industry Office?
SIO regular registration for returning members from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has already begun since the mid of September. All the current members were emailed their registration instructions once the registration process began.
However, if you are an existing member of SIO and you wish to apply for the membership, you can email all your information and queries to [email protected] and wait for their response. The SIO membership is limited so there is no guarantee that you will be selected but what’s the harm in trying?
Once the Sundance 2020 begins, we will have more information for you regarding the services SIO members get so don’t forget to check back with us.