A general view of official signage around town as Park City prepares for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The Sundance Film Festival will take place from January 18-28 across three cities in Utah: Park City, Salt Lake City, and Sundance Mountain Resort. It's cold out there — bundle up!

Want to know more about this year's festival? See our guide here. 

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Salma Hayek attends the European Premiere of "Beatriz At Dinner", the Opening Night screening of Sundance Film Festival: London 2017, at the May Fair Hotel on June 1, 2017 in London, England. (David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

Each winter season, over 40,000 film enthusiasts choose snow over sun as they travel to Park City, Utah, for the annual Sundance Film Festival – the largest independent film festival in the United States. The festival, which premiered in 1978 as an effort to attract more filmmakers to Utah, has since become a career capstone for independent filmmakers. Over the years, Sundance has earned the reputation of being a fundamental platform for more unusual, off-kilter and experimental films. Here is what to know about the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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