Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is the most prestigious event for independent film, hosting film premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions. In 2020, the Cherokee Nation Film Office proudly helped create and host the first-ever Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, a Sundance-sanctioned event, hosting two days of speakers and panels that fostered an environment for rich conversations and learning opportunities, adding to the Indigenous representation at Sundance Film Festival.

This year we’re making a major pivot! With everyone’s health and safety a priority due to the global pandemic, Sundance Film Festival is coming to YOU via Satellite Screens. Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an official Satellite Screen location for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, presented by CNFO. Tulsa is one of a small number of select cities across the country. The best new films from around the world will screen from Jan. 28 – Feb. 2 at Admiral Twin Drive-In, where you can enjoy films from the comfort of your vehicle, and Circle Cinema, with CDC guidelines in place. You can read about COVID-19 safety here.

Alongside watching awesome new films, you can get the inside scoop from film industry professionals through “Beyond Film” local programming. CNFO is proud to be curating three virtual panels as a part of the official programming that deep-dive into conversations with professionals in the industry at all levels, from big name Native American actors and Native filmmakers to stakeholders and supporters of the Oklahoma film industry.

With the Sundance Film Festival going digital, you have the opportunity to join thought-provoking discussions and participate for FREE! All “beyond film” events are available to stream and attend. Events will stream online at scheduled dates and times through and and will be shown in theater at Circle Cinema. Following the panel premieres, each event will remain free to watch on-demand for the duration of the festival.

We’re excited for you to tune in and learn how you can get your start in the industry. Everything is at your fingertips!


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