Sundance Film Festival 2019, Parties and Events, A Sneak Peek

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Gothamolgy will mark its 10th anniversary attending the Sundance Film Festival! Now, that we know a thing or two about happenings on and off Main Street in Park City, UT, we’re happy to provide you a sneak peek into what to expect at the Film Festival this year!

Jud Burkett/Invision for The Music Lodge/AP Images Elijah Wood at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival
Jud Burkett/Invision for The Music Lodge/AP Images Elijah Wood at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival

Salesforce AP Music Lodge
Lisa Precious brings back the coveted Associated Press Headquarters to lower main street during the first week. By day, the Salesforce Music Lodge will serve as the Associated Press Festival Headquarters for its 12th year with a constant flow of high-profile celebrities stopping by for TV interviews, photo shoots and film cast portraits. Invite only guests will enjoy a hosted bar, DJ and cultural cuisine from presenting sponsor, The State of Louisiana. This serves as a backdrop to a new documentary, A Tuba to Cuba, about the history of New Orleans jazz. Louisiana Office of Tourism and Louisiana Seafood will feature fresh Gulf seafood, steaming gumbo, and an oyster bar topped with Cajun Caviar. Ace Hotel New Orleans will be gifting stays for weekend getaways to the birthplace of jazz to experience an evening at the famed Preservation Hall.

By night, the Music Lodge will host concerts from world-renowned artists — including Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne — who are creating positive change through music.The music lodge is a paparazzi hotspot.

Rand Luxury
Tucked away near the powdery slopes Deer Valley, a quaint St. Regis will become the hotspot to see and be seen. Bradford Rand brings together an excellent mix of sponsors and events which scream nothing less than luxury. Guests looking to get away from the crowd on Main Street, will fall in love with what Rand Luxury’s magnificent spot has to offer. The Funicular ride is just the beginning!


Turning Sweet 16 this year in Park City will be Chefdance. The “biggest culinary feast” will take place in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. The five-night series kicks off with celebrity chefs preparing unforgettable signature dishes shared amongst a celebrity and influencer crowd. Mimi Kim of Chefdance has single-handedly founded the death knell for the harried, hors-d’oeuvres culture of the festival experience by offering a unique, sumptuous gourmet dining experience in a decidedly relaxed classic environment.
Chefdance was developed to coincide with the film festival, providing the perfect marriage of fine food and film. The biggest culinary feast invites great guests, companies, and chefs to celebrate food, culture, and people in an exclusive setting that promises memorable experiences, great connections and unforgettably great moments.

This year, the founder of, Skyler Griswold is a keynote speaker at Chefdance.

Chefdance’s five night line-up includes:

1/24 Thursday, ChefDance VIP kick-off
Private Residence

1/25 Friday, Eco-Friends Dinner
Okavango Wilderness Project by NatGeo
Chef Casey Lane, Viale dei Romani and Tasting Kitchen restaurant, LA
Special Performance by Sam Harris, Lead singer of X Ambassadors (to be confirmed)
Films:  Adam and Ms. Purple
After- Party:  The Legend Tour and DJ Paul Oakenfold

1/26 Saturday,  Phenomenal Women Dinner (collaboration with Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Refinery 29)
Chef Jessica Koslow, Sqirl restaurant
Special Speaker:  Skyler Griswold
Special Performance by Liv Warfield, R&B Singer & Songwriter
After-Party:  Slasher Party

1/27 Sunday,  Future Generations Now. Org
Chef Paul Qui, James Beard Winner, Winner of Top Chef Season 9, Houston
Special Keynote Speaker:  Skyler Griswold, Founder of
Special Performance by Alice Wallace

1/28 Monday,  Celebration of Food, Film, and Music
Chef Shaun O’Neale, Winner of Master Chef Season 7
After-Party:  Wu-Tang Clan: of Mics and Men

The Fly Tech Lounge
Located on Main Street, the Fly Tech Lounge will be featuring a daytime wellness lounge where guests can enjoy healthy snacks, food, fresh juices, and medicinal tonics, guided yoga classes, footbaths, Vitamin IV shots and a whole lot of goodness!
Their current performer lineup includes the premiere of Ray J’s Visual album Series “Raydemption” featuring Snoop Dogg, Too Short, Brandy and more. An exclusive screening of the film “Slasher Party” featuring Danny Trejo, Tommy Lister, Sarah McDaniel, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, and others. Full Performance by the Wu-Tang Clan; Ghost Face, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, Killa Priest, Masta Killa, plus surprise guests.  The Legacy Tour featuring Death Row record’s legendary Dogg Pound with Daz Dillinger & Kurupt; also play performing will be LiL Eazy‐E, E3, and more.
Sponsored by Airthereum, Fly Tech lounge will also host panels and chats discussing tech and cryptocurrencies.

Elle Fanning - Kia Supper Suite
Elle Fanning – Kia Supper Suite

Kia Telluride Supper Suite
A-List Communications will bring its popular “Kia Telluride Supper Suite” pop-up back to Park City, Utah for the fifth consecutive year. The program features cuisine by Greene St. Kitchen, beverages by LIFEWTR, Tequila Comisario, Sensi Tuscany Wines, Blue Moon Belgian White and Dragonfly Coffee Roasters with Collider and L.A. Confidential Magazine.
Greene St. Kitchen of Las Vegas, led by notable celebrity chef Lanny Chin along with acclaimed executive chef Joe Zanelli will appeal to discerning guests. Kia Telluride Supper Suite attendees will experience top of the line chef-prepared dinners and catering by the coveted Vegas entity and hospitality brand.
In addition to the evening film dinners and parties, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite will also host the annual Collider Portrait and Media Studio during the daytime.  Here, top filmmakers and actors will stop in during their press circuits to conduct interviews and to take cast portraits as exclusive content on the popular entertainment site, Collider.
Talent scheduled to attend the studio within the Kia Telluride Supper Suite includes Zac Efron, Naomi Watts, Emma Roberts, Malin Akerman, Shea Whigham, Tony Hale, Mila Jovovich, Lucas Zumann, Jordana Spiro, Adelaide Clemens, Madisen Beaty, Octavia Spencer, Wendi McLendon Covey, Max Burkholder, Joe Berlinger, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Angela Sarafyan, Noah Schnapp, Mike Colter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosamund Pike, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Hornby, and many more still to be announced.

Kia Supper Suite at Sundance 2018 from A-List Communications on Vimeo.

The supper suite’s daily lineup for the first week:

1/26 Saturday
Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
The Creative Coalition hosts a Spotlight Initiative Awards dinner honoring Josh Gad, Kyra Sedgwick, Tony Hale, Alfre Woodard, Tom Skerritt, Anna Chlumsky, Fisher Stevens, and Before You Know It. The awards will be hosted by actor and President of The Creative Coalition, Tim Daly.
Cocktail Party celebration for XYZ Film’s “10 Years at the Fest” with L.A. Confidential.

1/27 Sunday
Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
Dinner Celebration for LIGHT FROM LIGHT celebrating cast Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show), and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete).
Private reception with Blumhouse.

1/28 Monday
Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
Sony Pictures Classics cocktail party in celebration of MAIDEN and AQUARELA


DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T
AT&T and DIRECTV will once again take over Heber & Main on Main Street for an all-new, redesigned culinary meets entertainment hotspot for filmmakers and talent. The Lodge will be featuring interviews and portraits with some of the festival’s top A-list actors and filmmakers. AT&T and DIRECTV will also host daily lunches for celebrities and tastemakers, premiere parties, industry panels, and cast dinners. Guests are sure to enjoy Italian favorites from Jon & Vinny’s Italian Restaurant, the famed Los Angeles restaurant from James Beard Award-winning owners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

New health, wellness, and CBD focused event platform from event industry veterans Axcess Entertainment, will make its debut on Main Street. Founded by the Stanley brothers, Charlotte’s Web is the world’s leading brand by market share in the production and distribution of innovative hemp-based CBD wellness products. At Sundance, Charlotte’s Web partnered with the producers of “Before you know it,” which is set to have its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
Daily events at WELLHAUS will include panel discussions, daytime experiential activities, happy hours, networking events, nightly dinners with The Herbal Chef and the CBD infusion bar open from noon – 1 am.

Gregg Araki

Being added to Main Street this year will be the festival travel service, WanderLuxxe. Founded by entertainment industry event producers Marti Hines and Lola Wood, WanderLuxxe offers exclusive packages to the Sundance Film Festival, curated for cinephiles as well as novice festival goers who would like to experience Sundance with access to programming, events, and resources.

The WanderLuxxe Filmmaker Lounge, presented by Essential Costa Rica, will be hosting an array of film premiere parties, performances, events and panels such as “Diversity Representation,” “Women in Entertainment” and “Industry Innovation” led by The Wrap on January 26th and 28th, including a kick-off happy hour to the festival on the 25th. The slate of films is currently scheduled to celebrate Love, Antosha documentary tribute to Anton Yelchin, Clemency by the director and screenwriter Chinonye Chukwu and more. Color of Change to host a podcast series #TellBlackStories at the lounge on January 27th with invigorating conversation discussing diversity in the film space, and a live “coffee and conversation” with Tichina Arnold on January 26th.

A daily staple, the wellness lounge (Sunlighten infrared sauna, Stare Cosmetics, The Lovely Loba Skincare and more) will operate from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, with 10:00 am daily scheduled yoga sessions by Lululemon, daytime pop-up shop by SPYDER, a daily Apres Ski from 3-5pm featuring a Costa Rican spiked coffee bar with Kobricks, Peroni, Tito’s Vodka cocktails and My/Mo Mochi ice cream snacks. .

Lola Wood

Creative Coalition at Sundance
The Creative Coalition is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community will be back with a slew of events catering to celebrities and VIPs. This year, The Creative Coalition events will be located on several locations which include Main Street, Stein Erickson Lodge, and Deer Valley. Guests will enjoy fun activities such as the Eco-Luxury gifting suite co-presented by Project Green, a luncheon for celebrities’ teachers during the daytime and members reception and the annual awards gala dinner during the night.

The Creative Coalition Sundance lineup:

1/25 Friday
The Retreat to Benefit The Creative Coalition & Project Green
An invitation-only, eco-luxury gifting suite for talent, filmmakers, media, and VIP guests benefiting The Creative Coalition and Project Green.

Voices of Impact Dinner hosted by Novocure
The Creative Coalition’s annual leadership dinner brings together 50-75 executives, talent, influencers and mavens attending the 2019 Film Festival in Park City.

#RightToBearArts Members Reception hosted by ESOC Entertainment Security Operation Center and Impossible Dream Entertainment
A private reception for Members and Special Guests of The Creative Coalition.

1/26 Saturday
Teachers Making a Difference Luncheon
A luncheon reuniting celebrities with a teacher or mentor that made a large impact on their lives. This event celebrates the power of education and the importance of the teachers who impart significant lessons from books and from life experience. This year’s guests include Walton Goggins (Justified, Them That Follow) & Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Troupe Zero).

2019 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Benefit Dinner
Kia Telluride Supper Suite by Greene St. Kitchen
The Creative Coalition hosts a Spotlight Initiative Awards dinner to honor actors and filmmakers with films at the Film Festival. The Spotlight Initiative Awards have been bestowed since 1995 and celebrate the art and craft of independent filmmaking. This year’s honorees include Josh Gad, Kyra Sedgwick, Tony Hale, Alfre Woodard, Tom Skerritt, Anna Chlumsky, Fisher Stevens, and Before You Know It. The awards will be hosted by actor and President of The Creative Coalition, Tim Daly.

Canon Creative Studio – Filmmakers Hub

main street park city

Sundance attendees looking to try their hands on some of Canon’s hottest and newest camera and tech gear, must make this a pit stop. Other events include thought-provoking panel conversations curated by the editors of American Cinematographer. Once again, Canon will offer complimentary filmmaker headshots by photographer Michael Ori. Open to Artist Badges and guests only.
On Sunday, Canon and American Cinematographer will host their annual toast to the cinematographers of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.  

Adobe – Explore the Wide World of Editing
Join a lively discussion with genre– and generation-spanning editors about the ever-evolving craft of editing. Hear Sundance Film Festival success stories, ranging from iconic documentaries to groundbreaking fiction features. Panelists include Carla Gutierrez, editor of 2018’s hit documentary * RBG*; Will Merrick, editor and graphic artist for the technological thriller * Searching *(2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: NEXT); and Paul Rogers, editor of *The Death of Dick Long* from this year’s NEXT category.

Now Apocalypse World Premiere Launch Party
STARZ and Vanity Fair will bring the world premiere of the Starz original series, Now Apocalypse to Main Street. An official selection at Sundance, the premiere launch party, is one of the most sought after parties at the festival. The party will be presented by filmmakers Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh, and Gregory Jacobs. Guests will enjoy an “End of the World” DJ Battle and Silent Disco.

Sundance Shabbat Dinner and Lounge
Back on main, the Sundance Shabbat dinner features a traditional Friday Night Sabbath meal. The sold-out meal brings together close friends, industry insiders, actors, filmmakers, and the who’s who of the entertainment business. Guests can also stop by the Shabbat Lounge and mingle with peers from the Jewish community. If you miss this one, don’t worry, they’ll also be in Cannes this year!

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