Sundance Film Festival: London 2023 | Our Opening Night film & Festival Passes on sale now

The festival’s back for its 10th edition and kicks off with Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper.

The Picturehouse Team

07 Mar 23

Ten years in, and better than ever: we're thrilled to announce the tenth edition of Sundance Film Festival: London will be returning to Picturehouse Central from 6-9 July 2023!

Our magnificent celebration of all things independent film will kick off in style with our Opening Night film, the UK premiere of BAFTA nominee Charlotte Regan's Scrapper, winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic when it had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January. 

Want to be first in line for Scrapper and all the rest of the fest's best? You can purchase Festival Passes for SFFL today, guaranteeing access to the Festival's films along with special events, priority booking, access to the Picturehouse Central Members' Bar and discounts on food, drinks and snacks during the Festival.

Plus, Picturehouse Members can use their Priority Booking perks when tickets are on sale to get the best seat in the house.

We'll unveil this year's film programme, special guests, industry talks and more in the spring, so stay tuned – and be sure to join us to celebrate ten years of SFFL!

Join us as our daily show Live From The Studio brings you conversations with all the biggest names at Sundance, from the talent in front of and behind the camera to the team making the festival happen behind the scenes. Be there in person or join us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Click here to find out more!

We want everyone to be able to enjoy their time at SFFL, so accessibility is key. If you've got any questions about accessibility, find the answers on our hub page here.

Our opening night film: Scrapper

Scrapper follows Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, who lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.

Writer/director Charlotte Regan hails from London and was BAFTA nominated for her first short film, Standby. Charlotte is a Sundance Ignite Fellow and was named as a 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow. Scrapper, her debut feature, stars Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats, Triangle of Sadness), Alin Uzun, and newcomer Lola Campbell.

Theo Barrowclough produces, and the executive producers are Michael Fassbender, Eva Yates, Farhana Bhula, Conor McCaughan, Daniel Emmerson and Jim Reeve. The film was made in association with BBC Film, BFI and Great Point Media.

The film will receive its UK premiere on Thursday 6 July at Picturehouse Central. There will be additional festival screenings of the film between 6 - 9 July at Picturehouse Central, and Picturehouse Entertainment will release the film into UK cinemas on August 25 2023.


Festival Pass

Please note: Some screenings are now sold out. Check the listings above for the latest availability.

Price £130


Festival Pass Lite

Please note: Some screenings are now sold out. Check the listings above for the latest availability.

Price £75


VIP Festival Pass

Please note: Some screenings are now sold out. Check the listings above for the latest availability.

Price £500


Industry Pass

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a keen up-and-comer, connect with some of the top players in the British film industry with our Industry Pass: network with big names, attend exclusive panels and events, and much more.

The Industry Pass has now sold out.

Questions About Festival Passes?

If you have a Picturehouse Membership or have previously had a Sundance Festival Pass with Picturehouse, you will still need to create a new Festival Pass account to gain access to the pass benefits for this year. 

If you are encountering any difficulties setting up a new Festival Pass for 2023, please reach out to Picturehouse Customer Care at [email protected] or call 0207 733 2229 (10.00 to 18.00) for assistance, and we'll ensure your pass is set up and ready.

Find all things Sundance Film Festival: London at Stay tuned for further announcements including our line-up, special guests, and much more.