BY FAYE SMITH
IF YOU weren’t planning on going to the Sundance London Film and Music Festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April, here is the reason to go online and purchase your tickets.
Sundance London has just announced that eight short films, which were screened in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, will be shown together in one Short Film Programme. Some of these films are winners of the Sundance Film Festival 2012, which should create excitement in you filmmakers and film lovers as this is the only place where you can see them for yourselves.
The films include The Arm, Dol (First Birthday), Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared, Fishing Without Nets, The Return (Kthimi), Robots of Brixton, Song of the Spindle, and Tooty’s Wedding. These films range from just three minutes to twenty one minutes with a variety of different storylines and effects to keep you at the edge of your seat.
Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, has said, “The Sundance Film Festival has a rich history of supporting short-form filmmaking, which has long been a hotbed for discovering emerging filmmaking talent.” He also went on to say that “it is particularly exciting [for us] to build a showcase of work by filmmakers in both the U.S. and overseas… to highlight the diversity and depth of work in this field.”
Furthermore, to keep within the theme of short filmmaking, the winning short film (of which is soon to be announced), of the Short Film Competition, will be premiered at Sundance London. The theme consists of ‘Story of Our Time’ and original pieces that have been entered are between three and five minutes long.
In addition to film screening, Sundance London will host live music performance and events at each evening. These include An Evening with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett, a Placebo gig, and Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird performing Maxinquaye. Moreover, if all this hasn’t convinced you, there will be unique opportunities to attend panels and hear guest speakers talk about their roles in filmmaking, documentaries and the role of music in modern cinema.
More information and tickets are available at www.sundance-london.com. Individual film tickets are on general sale now.