Reports say Jason Andreozzi was using the animal to bring attention to his film, which was denied entry into festival. Andreozzi rode the camel down Park Avenue and Main Street before police cited him. Festival attendee Denise Bagley filmed Andreozzi after he was stopped by police and posted the footage to the social media site YouTube, .
The director chose a camel to match the theme of his film which explores Egypt during the Arab Spring.
The Sundance Film Festival will end on January 27.