The in-person return of the Sundance Film Festival has been cancelled due to the surge of COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant, with the festival moving completely online, organizers said Wednesday. The news comes fifteen days prior to the festival’s start date of Jan. 20.

“Despite the most ambitious protocols, the Omicron variant with its unexpectedly high transmissibility rates is pushing the limits of health safety, travel, and other infrastructures across the country. And so, today we’re announcing: the Festival’s in-person Utah elements will be moving online this year,” read the announcement from the Sundance Institute, the nonprofit behind the fest.