Emma Thompson | Sundance Film Festival to offer COVID booster shots to attendees


The Sundance Film Festival will offer COVID booster shots to all eligible attendees.

The film festival – scheduled to take place from Thursday, January 20, 2022 through Sunday, January 30, 2022 – is rolling out vaccine recalls in accordance with their health and safety plans.

A festival spokesperson told TheWrap: “As part of our health security, we are working to make booster shots available to those who need and could benefit from them. “

The decision to offer the booster injections in person at the Utah event comes after it was previously announced that all attendees will be required to show proof of three vaccination injections prior to entry.

Sundance – which has partnered with PandemSafe to offer the free injections to all who qualify – will also require on-site staff to get tested when registering at the event, and all will be encouraged to repeat the test. every 48 hours after.

This will be the first time the event has been held in person since 2020, with the last event taking place just weeks before the pandemic took hold and it was held virtually in 2021, where it received a record number of 600,000 participants from all over the world.

However, parts of the event will still take place virtually next year.

Featured films this year include Dame Emma Thompson’s comedy-drama “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” as well as “Jeen-Yuhs”, a documentary that focuses on the life and career of rap superstar Kanye West. .


Gerald R. Schneider