Hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about the Sundance Film Festival, but if you want locals tickets, it is.



The 2008 Sundance Film Festival “Utah Locals-Only” Festival Pass and Ticket Package registration runs from Monday, September 24 until Monday, October 1..Anyone interested in purchasing a Pass or Ticket Package must register. The Festival will take place from January 17-27, 2008 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

· FREE Registration –Visit www.sundance.org/festival to register before October 1.

· Email Notification – Registered patrons will be contacted via email on October 3 indicating whether or not they were randomly selected to receive an assigned date and time to purchase their Pass or Package.

· Purchasing Passes & Packages – Starting on October 23 and continuing until October 25, those selected will go online or call during their assigned date and time to make their purchase.

All “Utah Locals-Only” Festival Passes & Packages include: Credential for admission to the Sundance House at The Kimball Art Center, Filmmaker Lodge, New Frontier on Main, and Music Café.

Film Pass and Package options include:

· Film Lovers Package (January 18-27, $195) – This Package includes 12 tickets to screenings or panels with a limit of 4 tickets per event, and 2 Festival credentials.

· SLC Preferred Package (January 18-27, $325) – This Package includes 20 tickets to any screening in Salt Lake City, with a limit of 4 tickets per event. Includes 2 Festival credentials.

· Locals Quick Pass (January 18-27, $200) – This Pass admits patrons to any Festival screening in Salt Lake City or Ogden throughout the ten days of the Festival (except Salt Lake City Gala on January 18 at The Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center). No ticket selection is necessary. Includes one photo Festival credential.

WHEN: September 24th at 9:00a.m. through October 1, 2007 at 5 p.m. – Registration for “Utah Locals-Only”Passes & Ticket Packages

October 3, 2007 – Registered Patrons will be contacted via email indicating whether or not they received an assigned date and time to purchase their Pass or Package.

December 3 through 14, 2007 – Online Registration for Utah Locals-Only In-Person Ticket Sales

WHO: Sundance Institute, as part of a long-standing tradition, announced details for the 2008 Sundance Film FestivalUtah Locals-Only” Passes & Ticket Packages. “Utah Locals-Only” Passes & Ticket Packages are the first available options for access to Festival screenings, providing Utah residents with the earliest opportunity to select screening tickets, and offer customized Ticket Packages and Passes at a substantially lower price.

To ensure local benefits reach local audiences, proof of Utah residency (valid Utah Driver’s License or a photo ID and a Utah utility bill) is required when Packages and Passes are picked up at the Main Box Office (Park City) or the Main Bo Office (Salt Lake City). A Utah billing address is required for all credit card purchases.

WHERE: Utahns can register at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival website at www.sundance.org/festival

For assistance with registration, contact festivaltickets@sundance.org or the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Ticketing Hotline at (435) 776 - 7878, Mon-Fri, 10:00am – 4:00pm (MST)