Instead of Greenwich’s O2 Arena, this year the Sundance London Film Festival will move to Picturehouse Central in the West End for four days in June (from 2nd to 5th).
The founder of Sundance Festival, the actor Robert Redford, said that London plays a key role in the diffusion of independent movies all over the world.
The program this June will include a selection of British shorts, along with the Bafta-nominated animation Manoman, directed by Simon Cartwright. The short movie is about a young man, Glen, who creates a miniature version of himself which does whatever it wants, regardless of the consequences.
The Festival is also well-known to give visibility to young amazing actors, who are at the beginning of a great career – an example is Jennifer Lawrence, discovered at the 2010 Utah’s Sundance Festival in Winter’s Bone and then become a Hollywood star.
All features, shorts and special events of the London Sundance 2016 can be found on picturehouses.com/sundance.