Alongside our partners at the Sundance Institute, we're thrilled to host the 2024 edition of Sundance Film Festival: London!

Taking place from 06 to 09 June at Picturehouse Central, SFFL 2024 opens and closes with two hotly-anticipated, prize-winning feature directorial debuts: Rich Peppiatt's Kneecap and Sean Wang's Dìdi (弟弟).

The Films

Opening Night: Kneecap

The first ever Irish language film to premiere at Sundance, writer-director Rich Peppiatt's raucous, infectious dramedy Kneecap is the story of a rising Belfast rap group and how they became the unlikely figureheads of a movement to save and reinvigorate their mother tongue. Kneecap scooped the 2024 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award: NEXT in January in Utah and will open the festival with its UK Premiere on 06 June.

Closing Night: Didi (弟弟)

Closing the festival on 09 June will be the UK premiere of Dìdi (弟弟), written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sean Wang. Wang was recently Oscar-nominated for his documentary short Nai Nai & Wai Pó, and his funny, irreverent, and affecting ode to first-generation teenagers picked up both the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

The Festival

The Festival will showcase a full programme of fiction and documentary features that premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, specially curated for London by the Sundance Film Festival programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse.

A special programme of UK shorts has also been assembled, as well as a strand of repertory titles to celebrate Sundance Film Festival's 40th year of the U.S. edition, plus a series of public talks to bring big ideas to life.

"We're thrilled to once again host the Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central. This eleventh edition brings a selection of the finest independent films to the heart of London for their UK premieres, coming directly from the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Audiences will be able to hear from the filmmakers, take part in Q&As, watch inspiring talks and enjoy the best new voices in filmmaking at the jewel in London's cinema crown."

Clare Binns, Managing Director, Picturehouse

"Having Kneecap and Dìdi (弟弟) bookend the upcoming Sundance Film Festival: London 2024 sets the stage for a rousing edition celebrating new cinema. These two debut films, by breakthrough directors Rich Peppiatt and Sean Wang, offer irresistible storytelling and bold filmmaking that resonated deeply with our audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival. It's been an honour to welcome these filmmakers into the Sundance community. We look forward to bringing these exciting discoveries to London audiences and to sharing their energy and passion for independent cinema."

Eugene Hernandez, Director, Sundance Film Festival and Public Programming

Stay tuned for further announcements including our event line-up, special guests, and much more.