Special events at this year's Sundance London

The festival returns to Picturehouse Central, 29 July - 1 August

John-Paul Pierrot

14 Jul 21

There's only 15 days to go before Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehouse Central for another spectacular celebration of independent film. Entering it's sixth year, the festival has been a hotbed for ideas and discussion and this year's edition promises to be no different.

We welcome acclaimed British director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady) for a rare masterclass event.

There's a focus on horror with Censor, The Blazing World and Zola offering thrills and chills in the main programme. Film journalist Wendy Mitchell hosts Scare Tactics: Making Modern Horror with Sundance alumni including Censor filmmaking Prano Bailey Bond for a fascinating discussion on how to conjure cinematic scares.

Documentary heads can rejoice. Four must-see docs are among this year's programme and Shaping The Truth: Discussing Documentary Ethics And Filmmaking promises captivating discussion with Doc Society's Shanida Scotland hosting guests including directors Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri (The Most Beautiful Boy In The World), and Sam Hobkinson (Misha and the Wolves).

This year's two shorts programme are better than ever.

UK Shorts Programme boasts 6 unique stories including Jonathan Glazer's spectacular Strasbourg 1518 with its haunting Mica Levi score and the of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize in Utah Lizard from star of tomorrow Akinola Davies.

Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the prominent launchpad for many now-prominent filmmakers, returns to offer new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.

Always a major talking point of the festival, the Surprise Film returns... take the plunge into an unknown territory, you won't be disappointed.

Discover the full programme and book tickets at PICTUREHOUSES.COM/SUNDANCE