For the second year, Southwest Airlines is a proud Leadership Sponsor and Official Airline of the Sundance Film Festival. Through this partnership, we underscore our support of independent storytellers and the creative community, and celebrate the magic of storytelling.
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the world. Each year, the festival highlights and provides a platform for creatives at all levels—established to up-and-coming—and introduces audiences to experience powerful stories that shed light on the human experience.
In collaboration with the Sundance Collective, Sundance Institute’s expanded Alumni Artist community, we teamed up with Reaa Puri, a filmmaker, and co-founder of Breaktide Productions, who created a video that speaks to the creative process behind a powerful story. Breaktide Productions is an all women-of-color-owned film production company, rooted in intersectional solidarity. Their mission is to support and generate grassroots movements, ignite collective action, and promote BIPOC self-determination.
We feature Sundance Film Festival content onboard WiFi-equipped flights through on-demand TV series channels on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. The Sundance Film Festival Shorts channel features short films from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and will include a selection of shorts from the 2021 Film Festival in the coming months. The Journey to Sundance channel follows emerging filmmaker, Bridget Moloney, as she premieres her short film, “Blocks,” at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Following the festival, Southwest will sponsor the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Film Tour, which will showcase select short films at venues across the country, public health permitting.
This year’s festival runs from January 28-February 3, 2021. While the festival traditionally takes place in-person in Park City, Utah, the 2021 festival has been reimagined to a new digital, content-rich virtual platform, with Satellite Screen events in select markets (public health permitting). Additionally, Festival attendees can gather in virtual waiting rooms, participate in live Q&As, and congregate in new, inspired online environments to interact in a range of ways both new and familiar. If you’d like to purchase passes and tickets to virtually attend the festival, visit the ticketing page on the Sundance Film Festival website.