Image: John Cooper (Director, Sundance Film Festival) hosts ‘The History of the Eagles – Part One’ post-screening Q&A with members of the Eagles. Sundance London 2013.

Running 25-27 April 2014, the third Sundance London is set to feature top independent film straight from the legendary Sundance Film Festival alongside live music, panel discussions and special events.

We look with great excitement to hosting the third Sundance London in April as an opportunity to once again engage with passionate and adventurous UK audiences and to introduce them to the new work of independent filmmakers.

John Cooper
Director, Sundance Film Festival

Trevor Groth
Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Independent Film

Sundance London presents a cross-section of films fresh from Sundance Film Festival – a mix of documentary and narrative features, made by first-time and established directors, and short films from around the globe.

The 2014 feature film programme includes hotly anticipated off-beat comedy Frank starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender, Ryan Reynolds  and Gemma Arterton in The Voices, Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip to Italy and the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury: Dramatic and Audience Award winning Fruitvale Station.

SHORTS: Only the best short films make the Sundance-cut; a shorts roller coaster of drama and comedy, fiction. 2014′s stellar line-up includes Sundance Film Festival short film competition winners: Love. Love. Love, Burger, Yearbook, I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked, The Cut as well as Short Film Grand Jury Prize winning Of God and Dogs.

FILMMAKER Q&AS. If you have questions for the filmmaker, remember to stick around after the credits roll.

Music

Join us at in celebrating the opening of Sundance London as South London trip-hop collective Archive will perform live after the world premiere of their film, Axiom.

Expect nothing but the funkiest rhythm guitars, fiery percussion, call and response vocals and blazing horns from Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra – a FREE EVENT presented in conjunction with festival film Finding Fela.

More music to be announced.

Panel Discussions

As well as great films and gigs, Sundance London presents a number of lively panel discussion with luminaries from both sides of the pond.

What goes into a successful film score?  How can music enhance (or ruin) a movie and more? These questions and more will be addressed at The Art of Film Music.

Solo artist and former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is set to join the Hybrid Vigour: When Music, Art and Documentary Collide panel exploring how British documentary is pushing the boundaries in challenging the genres of music, biography and archive film.

With case studies from script to screen Guts to Glory: How Do You Find Your Story? will get down and dirty about the often bumpy ride that it takes to realise your dream of getting your film made.

Festival Hub at Brooklyn Bowl

The perfect place to relax between films, meet other Festival goers, talk film and mingle with music artists, filmmakers and panel guests – The O2′s newest venue Brooklyn Bowl. The 2014 Festival Hub programme will once again feature lively conversations as well as a nightly line up of music including performances from Archive and Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra.

Admission to the Hub is open to all subject to capacity; guests must be 18 years and over.

See you at Sundance London!

Sundance London is presented by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute, and AEG Europe. Thirty percent of the profits from the event support Sundance Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences.

For partnership opportunities please email Matthew Zweck: matthew.zweck@aegeurope.com