Sundance returns to London

Dates and venue set for 2016.

by Amber Wilkinson

The Sundance Institute and Picturehouse will host the Sundance Film Festival: London from June 10 to 12, 2016 at the recently launched Picturehouse Central. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2016 edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

The announcement follows a hiatus for the festival in 2015, which was previously held at London O2 from 2012-2014 and featured international premieres including Fruitvale Station, Obvious Child and Blackfish. It also marks a move to a later point in the calendar.

Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper said: “Building on our 30-year legacy of discovery and creativity, the Sundance Film Festival: London gives us the opportunity to share new independent films we love with adventurous and engaged audiences in the UK. Our new timing in June will allow us to connect with London filmgoers as they start their summer, and also to take advantage of the fantastic rooftop space of our new host venue, the very impressive Picturehouse Central.”

Director of programming and acquisitions at Picturehouse Clare Binns added: “Picturehouse’s flagship new central London venue is all about celebrating a diverse, rich film culture from around the world, so it’s absolutely apt that we play host to the Sundance Film Festival: London next year. To showcase the very best movies from one of the leading festivals in the world will be a truly great experience for us and for London’s cinephiles. Bring it on.”

More information will be available at sundance.org/london.

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