The Sundance Institute's programs include the annual Sundance Film Festival, widely regarded as the premier U.S. showcase for American and international independent film, and every year USC is proudly represented there.

The festival is held each January in Park City, Utah. Inclusive and eclectic in its programming approach, the Festival has grown to include film culture events, panel discussions, youth programs, online exhibition, and live music.

Attended by more than 45,000 people from around the world each year, the Sundance Film Festival creates a vibrant, unique community of artists and audiences that extends well beyond the mountains of Park City, Utah. With streaming of short films and live Festival coverage, extends the festival experience to a global audience.