January 25th, 2014. Hollywood actors, paparazzi, and VIP parties are mainstays of the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is a place to “see and be seen” by more people each year. The festival turned 30 this year and attendance has continued to increase. An estimated 45,947 attended in 2013, compared with the 40,291 who flocked to the 10-day Park City event in 2009. 

It’s a whirlwind for journalists covering red carpet premieres, industry film screenings and VIP soirees. Many search for soundbites at the expense of a bite to eat; they’re on a grueling but exhilarating ride. Below are some images from the frenetic festival.

(If you like film festivals but weren’t able to attend Sundance, The Portland International Film Festival will take place February 6th – 22nd.)

Anne Hathaway holds a ticket to her film "Song One".

Anne Hathaway holds a ticket to her film “Song One”.

Aaron Paul takes questions at the "Hellion" premiere.

Aaron Paul takes questions at the “Hellion” premiere.

Director Wlliam H. Macy & Felicity Huffman were at the "Rudderless" premiere.

Director Wlliam H. Macy & Felicity Huffman were at the “Rudderless” premiere.

Sundance programmer David Courier smiled with with the "Fed Up" team, including Katie Couric.

Sundance programmer David Courier (center) smiles with with the “Fed Up” team, including Katie Couric.

Kellan Lutz Learns to Snowboard at Sundance Film Fest

Actor Kellan Lutz was mobbed by fans on the street. He learned to Snowboard in Park City during the Film Festival.

It was a Dexter reunion for John Lithgow and Michael Chall. Lithgow attended the premiere of his well received film, “Love is Strange” at the Sundance Film Festival.

 

 

Luke Wilson talked with reporters on the red carpet before the premiere of "The Skeleton Twins."

Luke Wilson talked with reporters on the red carpet before the premiere of “The Skeleton Twins.”

Craig Johnson, (right) director and co-writer of “The Skeleton Twins,” poses with, from left, cast members Boyd Holbrook and Bill Hader.

Adrian Grenier at Sundance Film Festival.

Mark Ruffalo whose film critically aclaimed film, “Infinitely Polar Bear” posed for a photo with us: Editor, Elisa Klein and photographer, Denise Gooding.

Kristen Stewart was at the premiere for her film, “Camp X-Ray.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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