After a successful first year, music and film festival Sundance London will return to the English capital in 2013 and 2014, organizers have confirmed.
This year’s inaugural event saw a selection of documentaries that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January – including The House I Live In, The Queen of Versailles and Chasing Ice – getting their UK premieres in London three months later.
The festival will return to The O2 venue for the next two years, with the second Sundance London taking place from April 25-28, 2013.
Robert Redford, president and founder of the Sundance Institute, said: “Sundance was warmly welcomed to London last year, by engaged and adventurous audiences eager to take a chance on independent film, and this makes a second year all the more exciting for us.
“The vibrant arts community in London has informed this decision as much as anything. Seeing what comes of nurturing a broader global community for new voices and varied perspectives in American independent film and music, seems a worthy 21st Century endeavor.”