Alongside our partners at the Sundance Institute, we're thrilled to unveil the Sundance Film Festival: London's 2024 third-annual industry programme.

Academy Award-nominated Director and Producer, Carlos López Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting), will deliver this year's Industry keynote talk, alongside Industry activities including a daily brunch, where experts join newcomers for personal talks and advice, and a daily happy hour for networking.

Explore the full programme, and get your hands on an Industry Pass, below.

All events are first come, first served, and take place at Picturehouse Central. Please note that Industry programme events are open to Industry passholders only – entry is given via Industry badges (not ticketed).

Thursday 6 June

10.30-12.00: Industry Brunch

Location: Downstairs Café and First Floor Restaurant
See below for full list of speakers.

12.30-13.45 Talk: Inside Sundance

Location: Screen 2
Meet the team from Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival as they share behind-the-scenes stories of the festival and explain how their programming team works and offer advice to filmmakers who want to know more about Sundance's festivals and year-round programmes like their famous Labs.

Eugene Hernandez, Director, Sundance Film Festival and Public Programming
Kim Yutani, Sundance Film Festival Director of Programming
Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, Short Film
Ana Souza, Sundance Film Festival Manager, Programming Department and Programmer
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell, Producer, Sundance Film Festival: London

15.15-16.45: Meet the Funders

Location: Screen 2

Hear directly from the UK's top public and private funders about the kinds of projects they want to invest in.

Ama Ampadu, Senior Production and Development Executive, BFI Filmmaking Fund
Phil Hunt, founder and MD, Head Gear Films and Co-MD, Bankside Films
Luke Moody, Head of the BFI Doc Society Fund
Alice Ojha, Development Executive, BBC Film
Andrew Orr, Sky Cinema Head of Originals
Max Park, Development and Production Executive, Film4
Moderator: Matt Mueller, Editor in Chief, Screen International

17.00-18.00: Filmmaker & Industry Happy Hour - with BFI & BFI NETWORK

Location: Members' Bar, Second Floor

Friday 7 June

10.00-12.00 Industry Brunch with BBC Film

Location: Downstairs Café and First Floor Restaurant
See below for full list of speakers.

12.30-14.00 Interactive Pitching Panel

Location: Screen 2
Our famous pitching panel returns – 10 industry badgeholders will have the chance to pitch a project for 3 minutes and hear live feedback from our panel of industry experts. It's the Dragon's Den of Sundance London, and also fun and enlightening for the audience members. The judge's winner and audience winner will be revealed at the end of the session.

Judging panel:
Nicky Bentham, producer, Neon Films
Akua Gyamfi, founder and MD, The British Blacklist
Anna Higgs, Managing Director of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
Stephen Kellier, Cofounder and Managing Director, Bankside Films
Ann Phillips, Head of Film Development, See-Saw Films
Amy Redford, producer
Pete Spencer, Director of Development and Production, Searchlight Pictures
Master of Ceremonies: Sam Clements, Head of Marketing, Picturehouse

15.15-16.45: The Producers' POV

Location: Screen 2
Independent film producers talk about the challenges of producing in 2024.

Tamir Ardon, producer, Skywalkers: A Love Story (XYZ Films)
Valerie Bush, producer, Dìdi (弟弟)
Kayla Foster, producer, Your Monster
Jack Tarling, producer, Kneecap (Shudder Films)
Moderator: Wendy Mitchell, festival producer, Sundance Film Festival: London

17.00-18.00: Filmmaker & Industry Happy Hour - with Sundance Collab

Location: Members' Bar, Second Floor

Saturday June 8

10-30-12.00: Industry Brunch

Location: Downstairs Café and First Floor Restaurant
See below for full list of speakers.

12.30-14.00: Industry Keynote Conversation with Carlos Lopez Estrada

Location: Screen 2

The Mexican-US filmmaker director credits include his feature debut Blindspotting which opened Sundance in 2018, and animation Raya And The Last Dragon, which he co-directed with Don Hall. As a producer, he is founder of Antigravity Academy, a production company specialising in creating opportunities for emerging talent. Antigravity's first produced project, Dìdi (弟弟), written and directed by Sean Wang, is our closing film at Sundance Film Festival: London.

Moderator: Wendy Mitchell, Sundance Film Festival: London producer

15.30-16.45: The Director-Actor Relationship

Location: Screen 7

How can directors and actors work better together? The experts share their knowledge and processes.

Caroline Lindy, writer/director, Your Monster
Shuchi Talati, writer/director Girls Will Be Girls
Preeti Panigrahi, actor, Girls Will Be Girls
Adam Pearson, actor, Under the Skin and A Different Man
Moderator: Adam Woodward, Editor-At-Large, Little White Lies

17.00-18.00: Filmmaker & Industry Happy Hour

Location: Members Bar, Second Floor

Sunday 9 June

10.30-12.00: Industry Brunch

Location: Downstairs Cafe and First Floor Restaurant
See below for full list of speakers.

12.30-14.00: Moving Beyond Shorts

Location: Screen 2

How can filmmakers make the most of their short film projects and leverage that attention and experience to grow their career in new ways?

Sean Wang, writer/director of Dìdi (弟弟) and Oscar nominee for short Nai Nai & Wai Po
Thea Hvistendahl, writer/director, Handling the Undead
Yero Timi-Biu, writer & director, Essex Girls
Ameenah Ayub Allen, producer, Rocks and Ali & Ava
Moderator: Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival senior programmer, short film

15.30-16.30: Anatomy of a Scene

Location: Screen 7

Sasquatch Sunset filmmakers Nathan Zellner and David Zellner select one scene from their acclaimed new feature to discuss in a deep-dive about their process, craft and inspiration.

Moderator: Leila Latif, Contributing Editor for Total Film and regular contributor for Little White Lies, Sight and Sound, Indiewire, The A.V. Club and Radio 4's Front Row

17.00-18.00: Filmmaker & Industry Happy Hour

Location: Members Bar, Second Floor

Industry Brunch Speakers

Thursday 6th June 2024

Alex Walton - Partner and Co-Head, WME Independent

Amy Lotherington - Development Executive, Original Film, Sky

Bobby Allen - SVP of Production, MUBI

Cassandra Neal - New Talent and Industry Manager, BAFTA

Charlie Shackelton - Filmmaker (The Afterlight, Beyond Clueless, As Mine Exactly)

Christos Michaels - Partner, Lee & Thompson

Dave Bishop - CEO, Protagonist Pictures

Dominic Buchanan - Co-CEO and Producer, Home Team Content

Emily Morgan - Producer, Quiddity Films

Franki Goodwin - Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi and co-founder, Western Edge Pictures

Karina Gechtman - VP International Marketing & Publicity, Anton

Katie Ellen - Head of Production, HanWay Films

Katie Metcalfe - Commissioning Director, NOWNESS

Keith Kehoe - Vice President, Lending, Three Point Capital

Louisa Dent - Managing Director, Curzon Film

Meg Thomson - EVP Worldwide Content, Globalgate Entertainment

Paola Mottura - Director, Documentary Film Fund at Sundance Institute

Peter Carlton - Senior Executive Producer, Warp Films

Sabrina Parmar - Assistant Commissioner, Film, Sky

Sophie Green - Head of Acquisitions and Development, Bankside Films

Tolley Shields, awards season strategist

Vaughan Sivell - CEO and Writer/Director/Producer, Western Edge Pictures

Friday 7th June 2024

Alex Boden - Producer and Executive Producer, Pistachio Pictures (Sense8, Tokyo Vice)

Alice Cabanas - Head of BFI NETWORK

Alice Ojha, Development Executive, BBC Film

Anthony and Teanne Andrews - founders and directors, We Are Parable

Amy Gustin - Director, BIFA

Chi Thai - producer (Raging Grace) and co-founder Milk Tea

Clare Stewart - Managing Director, International Film Festival Rotterdam

Daisy Allsop - producer (Tell it To The Bees, Otto Baxter: Not a F'ing Horror Story) and Head Of Acquisitions & Development, WestEnd Films

Dominic Crossley-Holland - Global Head of Unscripted, RSA Films, & Owner Jago Films (The Pigeon Tunnel, Robbie Williams)

Ed Caffrey - Head of Acquisitions and Business Development, Vertigo Releasing

Eva Yates - Director, BBC Film

Faye Ward - Creative Director and Executive Producer, Fable Pictures (Rocks, Suffragette)

James Floyd - Actor/Director/Writer (The Swimmers, Unicorns)

Jonathan Lynch-Staunton - Director of Marking & Publicity, Rocket Science

Kristin Irving - Commissioning Executive, BBC Film

Lizzie Gillett - Head of Documentary at Misfits Entertainment (Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story, The Territory)

Lizzie Francke - Head of Directing Fiction, NFTS

Mathilde Henrot - COO & Co-founder, Festival Scope

Natasha Dack Ojumu - producer and co founder of Tigerlily Productions (Blue Bag Life, Eno)

Naomi Rhodes - BFI NETWORK coordinator

Nik Bower - Co-Founder and CEO, Riverstone Pictures

Sally El Hosaini - Director and Writer (The Swimmers, My Brother The Devil)

Simon Cornwell - co-founder, The Ink Factory (The Night Manager, The Pigeon Tunnel)

Tristan Goligher, producer, The Bureau (Supernova, 45 Years)

Vicki Brown - Senior Executive, Sales and Distribution, BFI

Weronika Tofilska - Writer/Director (Love Lies Bleeding, Baby Reindeer)

Saturday 8th June 2024

Afolabi Kuti - producer, Broedmachine (Home, A Youth)

Adam Pearson - Actor (Under The Skin, A Different Man)

Ana Souza, Sundance Film Festival

Col Needham - Founder & CEO, IMDb

Eve Gabereau, Founder & CEO, Modern Films

Harry Wootliff - Filmmaker/Director/Screenwriter (Only You, True Things)

James Watson - Producer (Sebastian, A Moment in the Reeds)

Jeff Zimbalist - Director, Skywalkers: A Love Story

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor - producer at Joi Productions (Blue Story) and director (Dreamers)

Julie La Bassiere - Chief Strategy Officer, DDA

Kristy Matheson - BFI Festivals Director (London Film Festival and Flare)

Lucia Zucchetti - Editor (One Life, Limbo, Morvern Callar)

Lynn Nwokorie - Film Relationship Manager, British Council

Maria Bukhonia - Co-Director, Skywalkers: A Love Story

Matt Mueller - Editor in Chief, Screen International

Melanie Iredale - Director, Reclaim The Frame

Mike Plante - Sundance Film Festival

Nainita Desai - Film and TV Composer (The Deepest Breath, For Sama)

Paul Ridd, Festival Director, Edinburgh International Film Festival

Prano Bailey-Bond - Writer/Director (Censor, Nasty)

Peter Ettedgui - Director, Writer and Executive Producer, Misfits Entertainment (Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story, McQueen)

Tamir Ardon - Producer, XYZ Films, Skywalkers: A Love Story

Teresa Arundel - Senior Vice President, UK Consumer Publicity, DDA

Veniece Zuri - Intimacy Coordinator

Sunday 9th June 2024

Angela Moneke - producer (Essex Girls); Senior Production Executive, Working Title; co-founder, TAPE Collective

Amy Redford - producer (Professor Marston & The Wonder Women)

Ashanti McIntosh - VP, Acquisitions, Studiocanal UK

Babak Jalali - Writer/Director (Fremont, Radio Dreams)

Chloe Tai - Director of Marketing & Festivals, General Manager, Film Constellation

Danny Perkins - founder and CEO, Elysian Film Group

Ella Glendining - Writer/Director (Is There Anybody Out There?)

Emilie Barra - Vice President of International Marketing, Signature Entertainment

Farah Abushwesha - Producer, Rocliffe Productions (Irreplaceable You, The ABC Murders)

Gareth Ellis-Unwin - CEO, Bedlam Film Productions (The King's Speech, Zaytoun)

Heather Basten - Casting Director, Heather Basten Casting

Jack Tarling - Producer, Shudder Films (Kneecap) and Mother Tongues

Jeanie Finlay, filmmaker (Your Fat Friend, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch)

Jordan McGarry - Head of Talent Development & Production, Film London

Lucy Walker - Director (Mountain Queen, Waste Land)

Olan Collardy - Cinematographer (Rye Lane, Last Swim)

Ruby Kaye - Agent, CAA

Spencer Pollard - CEO, Kaleidoscope

All speakers are subject to change.

Thanks to our industry partners for Sundance Film Festival: London 2024: BBC Film, BFI, BFI NETWORK, BIFA, Film4, Lee & Thompson, London Film Academy, Nowness and Screen International.

We are committed to offering a number of Festival screenings and events with access options for people who are deaf and hard of hearing; more details will be published on the website in May. For any questions or for more information about our accessibility offerings, please email [email protected].

Questions About Festival Passes?

If you purchased any kind of Festival Pass, you'll receive your ticket voucher code and further Pass Holder information within a few days of purchasing. Sit tight, and we'll be in touch soon.

If you are encountering any difficulties in buying your Industry Pass for 2024, 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.

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