Sundance London announces dates, short film competition

The event will be back for a third edition, taking over the O2 Arena from April 25-27, and will feature the return of its short film competition, open to projects in documentary and other genres.
November 25, 2013

Sundance is coming back to the UK for a third edition of Sundance London, running from April 25-27.

Returning to the O2 Arena, the three-day film and music festival will feature an expanded film development program, which will include another installment of the Sundance London Short Film Competition.

The contest invites UK-based filmmakers to submit original films three to five minutes in length. The winning entry will receive an invitation to Sundance London and a three-night stay at the Langham hotel, as well as other prizes to be announced.

Festival organizers say the films should follow the theme of “Making a go of it: stories about moving forward in life, love or loss and the pursuit of inspiration.” Submissions can be documentary, animation, live action, comedy, drama or any other preferred genre.

Entries should be sent by 5:59 p.m. GMT, March 3, and can be submitted via

Also, on April 26, the event will feature a Shorts Workshop led by Mike Plante, short film programmer for the Sundance Film Festival.

Tickets for the event are on sale through the event website beginning Wednesday, November 27.


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