Following the success of the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival in April 2012, the event will return to the London venue, The O2, for a further two years, in 2013 and 2014. The second Sundance London will take place from April 25 -28, 2013, and host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, US, as well as live music performances, panels and events. The 2013 programme will continue its 2012 focus on presenting new work by American filmmakers and music artists.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “Sundance was warmly welcomed to London last year, by engaged and adventurous audiences eager to take a chance on independent film, and this makes a second year all the more exciting for us. The vibrant arts community in London has informed this decision as much as anything. Seeing what comes of nurturing a broader global community for new voices and varied perspectives in American independent film and music, seems a worthy 21st Century endeavour.”
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “In addition to exposing European audiences to American film and music, we will continue connecting with the UK and European filmmaking community through workshops, panels and conversations designed to create a forum for identifying commonalities of independent filmmaking as well an exchange of best practices and new ideas.”
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