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Sundance Film Festival kicks off

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – The Sundance film Festival kicked off this morning which means tens of thousands of people will be packing in to Park city to watch some films and see some stars.
PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – The Sundance film Festival kicked off this morning which means tens of thousands of people will be packing in to Park city to watch some films and see some stars.

2014 marks the 30th year of Sundance and a lot has changed over the years, but a couple of things stay the same. Like Robert Redford's commitment to independent films and the buzz it brings to our state.

There's just one word to describe how Sundance creator Robert Redford belts kicking off the festival today, proud.

"Over 30 years if you look at all the people who are now working okay through with our help that gives me great pleasure that to me is more satisfying than anything," said Redford.

193 films are showing this year which will bring out the enthusiasts and stargazers alike.

"I would love to see the stars, would really like to see a movie or two but I couldn't find tickets," said festival attendee Jeanice King.

And of course with any film Festival you're always get your characters.

"Bob called and said the festival would be incomplete without us," said Don King.

But there are also those who hope for something else at this event...The chance to make it big.

"I'm releasing this song this year so that's really exciting," said singer-songwriter Natalie Gelman.

Gilman from Ojai California has been coming to Sundance for five years.

"I love all the energy it feels like the start of my year."

She loves the festival so much she made a song about it.

"It's inspiring to watch other people make their art."

And she hopes someone else will see her and get equally inspired.

Whether you want to spot stars, see a couple of films, or get inspired you have until January 26 to do it.

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