The Sundance Institute denied a New York Post report that the prestigious independent arts foundation was in “very early conversations” to create a festival-style event in Brooklyn. The Institute – which hosts the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and several screenings series around the globe, including Brooklyn since 2006 – was reportedly looking at DUMBO neighborhood real estate for a potential new home across the river from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival digs.
But a spokesperson shot down the report, saying in an email, “There is no truth to rumors of plans for Sundance Institute to host a film festival in Brooklyn in the immediate future. Our current programming includes events in many regions across the country and internationally, and we continue to seek new opportunities. For now, we are focused on the lead up to our 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Jan. 17.”