Sundance Institute and The O2announced today the programme of panels, feature films and short films for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. Passes and ticket packages are available at www.sundance-london.com, and individual tickets will be on sale from 9:00 a.m. GMT Friday 15 March.
Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected the film and panel programming. The 2013 programme continues its 2012 focus on presenting new work by independent filmmakers and exploring the interplay between independent film and music.
The programme announced today includes 18 feature films and nine short films across four sections, including a new UK Spotlight. Twenty-three films will make their international, European or UK premieres at Sundance London. Ten are by female filmmakers and six are by first-time feature filmmakers. The films collectively received 12 awards when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.. Among the artists expected to attend Sundance London are Lake Bell, Mike Birbiglia, Jimmy Carr, the Eagles, Barbara Kopple and Peaches, as well as Sundance Institute President & Founder Robert Redford.
Robert Redford said, “We would hope for Sundance London to be another ‘Sundance’ experience – lively, culturally relevant and fun. We look forward to engaging with audiences as we discover new voices, new points of view and new perspectives.”
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The film and panel programme announced today reflects the energy and enthusiasm that ignited audiences just weeks ago at our 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Building on the success of the first Sundance London, we again welcome the opportunity to engage with passionate and adventurous UK audiences and introduce them to the new work of independent filmmakers.”
Rebecca Kane, General Manager of The O2, said, “I am very excited to welcome Sundance London back to The O2 to build on the success of last year’s event, which attracted the likes of Robert Redford, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and The Prince of Wales. Sundance London is a great opportunity for film and music fans to engage with artistes, and it also plays a big role in showcasing The O2’s ability to host high-profile global events that attract a variety of audiences.”
In addition to film screenings and panels, Sundance London will host several live music performances and events. Peaches has been announced as the first headlining act for the 2013 festival, and tickets for that performance are now on sale. Additional music performers will be named. Among the 17 musical acts at the first-ever Sundance London were Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird, Placebo, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright.