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Sundance Film Festival: London Releases Its In-Person Programme

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Zola will close Sundance London CREDIT: A24

Sundance Film Festival: London has announced its full in-person programme, packed with feature films, short films and panel discussions.

The world-renowned event is taking place at Picturehouse Central between 29 July and 1 August, subject to COVID restrictions.

Opening with Edgar Wright's much-anticipated documentary The Sparks Brothers, the Sundance schedule will showcase 15 features from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and will close with Janicza Bravo’s comedy-drama Zola.

A broad range of short films will also be on show, including Renaldho Pelle's powerful The Fire Next Time and Renee Osubu's uplifting Dear Philadelphia.

Tabitha Jackson, Sundance Film Festival Director, said she is proud of the selection of releases that will be shown during the four-day event.

"These films exemplify the spirit of a unique 2021 Sundance Film Festival - bold visions, unique perspectives, and singular creative talents. We (and I as a proud Brit) can't wait to bring them to the big screens and in-person audiences of Sundance Film Festival: London," she said.

Alongside its varied film selection, the festival will also highlight the work of industry pioneers with a series of panel discussions, providing audiences with invaluable insight into the filmmaking process.

This includes 'Scare Tactics - Making Modern Horror’, a panel hosted by Wendy Mitchell and featuring guests including Censor director Prano Bailey Bond, as well as ‘Shaping The Truth: Discussing Documentary Ethics and Filmmaking’, which will be hosted by Doc Society’s Shanida Scotland and feature guests such as Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri.

In a first for Sundance, this year’s edition will go on tour across the country, with films being shown in cinemas throughout the UK - with The Nest, Writing With Fire and Zola screening at over 30 movie theatres.

More information can be found at picturehouses.com/sundance.