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How Much Does it Cost to Enter Sundance Film Festival?

The Sundance Film Festival is an annual film fest that attracts filmmakers and enthusiasts from around the world. Submission of your film to the Sundance Film Festival could prove to be extremely beneficial for you but how much does it cost to enter the Sundance Film Festival? This question comes up a lot as aspiring filmmakers seek to determine whether the festival is the most appropriate opportunity for them and, more importantly, if it’s something you can afford to get involved in.

Submission for any film into the Sundance Film Festival will cost between $40 and $110 depending on various factors. Early submissions are lower cost than late or past due submissions so it’s important to keep this in mind as you plan out the film festivals that you intend to get involved in and where your filmmaking budget is most appropriately spent.

Sundance Film Festival Submissions


Early submission to the Sundance Film Festival will range between $40 and $65 based on the type of entry. The U.S. or International Short Film will cost $40 as well as entry of Episodic Content and New Frontier Projects. Likewise, U.S. Feature Films and International Features cost a bit more to enter into the Sundance Film Festival and will run $65 for an on-time entry fee.

Late Fees

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Submitting a film to the Sundance Film Festival should be planned in advance so that you can benefit from the lower cost of entry that comes with timely, early entry. However, we all know that things happen! Life gets in the way. Films get held up. Production schedules fall behind. All of these scenarios can lead to late submission to the Sundance Film Festival. Keep in mind that the above prices will be adjusted slightly for later submissions. As such:

  • S. & International Short Films, Episodic Content & New Frontier Projects entered late cost $80.
  • S. & International Feature Films entered late cost $110.

Sundance Film Festival Ticket Prices


In addition to the film entrance fees involved for submitting a production work to the Sundance Film Festival entrants that wish to experience the various exhibits of the festival should expect to pay entry fee costs or standard ticket prices.

Unfortunately, the ticket prices for the Festival are not listed for the 2020 year as the Sundance Film Festival has passed for the period but average costs for individual entrance into the film fest are $25 and up. Consider the inclusion of taxes and convenience fees for most tickets which will typically add a few dollars to the overall cost.

Early, Official & Late Submissions to Sundance Film Festival

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As previously mentioned you can save a little by submitting your film to the Sundance Film Festival a  bit early or you could incur added fees by submitting late.

Costs range from about $65 for entry of an early feature to $85 for an official time entry of a feature and $110 for the late feature entry. Likewise, Short film entries that are early can be submitted for $40, with that price going up to $60 for official deadline entries and increasing to $80 for late entries.

Need more information about the cost to enter the Sundance Film Festival? Visit their website or give Beverly Boy Productions a call — we’ll help you understand it all!