Sundance 2018 Generated $191.6m Economic Impact on Utah

Sundance Institute said on Tuesday [July 17] that the 2018 Sundance Film Festival generated $191.6m total economic impact on the state of Utah.

A study by Salt Lake City-based market research company Y² Analytics also determined that this year’s festival produced more than $19m in state and local tax revenue, supported 3,323 jobs, and attracted more than 124,900 attendees – a record – from 49 states, and more than 1,000 international visitors from at least 26 countries.

The festival’s economic impact in 2018 brought the five-year cumulative total since 2014 to $585.4m, with more than $55m in state and local tax revenue generated, and more than 10,300 jobs supported.

Read more on Screen Daily about the Sundance Film Festival’s economic effects 

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