Sundance London is your chance to discover the best of Sundance in London with the UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, plus live music, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As and special events.
Highlights from the 2013 Feature Film programme included Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love starring Steve Coogan and Anna Friel, 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Documentary Prize winner Blood Brother and In a World… Lake Bell’s hilarious directional feature debut and 2013 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, as well as Muscle Shoals with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono and others bearing witness to the greatest untold American music story.
Filmmaker Q&As after every screening.
The Shorts Programme presented a stellar line up of Sundance Film Festival 2013 short film competition winners: Whiplash, The Date, Irish Folk Furniture Until the Quiet Comes and The Whistle and well as Surrey filmmaker William Olroyd’s 2013 Sundance London Short Film Competition winning short Best.
Exploring the intersection of film and music, in 2013 audiences enjoyed performances and conversations with iconic musicians including the legendary Gregg Allman and John Paul White of The Civil Wars in A Celebration of Muscle Shoals, Indie favorites British Sea Power performed their soundtrack to From the Sea to the Land Beyond alongside a screening of the film, The Eagles participated in an extended Q&A following the screening of documentary The History of The Eagles – Part One. Festival goers also got to experience one of musician, DJ, producer and filmmaker Peaches’ live shows as well as her debut film Peaches Does Herself.
The perfect place to relax, meet other Festival goers, talk film and mingle with music artists, filmmakers and panel guests, the Festival Hub programme featured a series of Hub Talks – conversations around film and filmmaking as well as a nightly line up of hotly tipped emerging musicians.
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.