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Sundance Film Festival: London unveils 2016 line-up

Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.

Sundance Institute

NEXT Fest in Los Angeles unveils August dates

The Sundance off-shoot will be take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown from August 12-14 and will feature six independent film premieres, each paired with either a musical act, live performance, or conversation with an icon of independent cinema.


James Schamus

James Schamus: What makes something a movie?

In a preview of his talk at Sundance Film Festival London on June 4, the American industry veteran looks at the challenges of how to define a film in the era of multi-platform content.

New Frontier

Sundance: New Frontier strand celebrating 10 years at this year’s festival

Following the recent Consumer and Electronics Show (CES), Sundance’s New Frontier strand, now in its tenth year, boasts a bigger-than-ever slate of virtual-reality (VR) pieces and mixed media installations.  


Manchester By The Sea

Kenneth Lonergan, 'Manchester By The Sea'

Arguably the most acclaimed film in Sundance, Kenneth Lonergan’s Premieres selection packs a punch and sparked a $10m US buy from Amazon Studios that will include a theatrical launch most likely during awards season.


David Farrier, Dylan Reeve – 'Tickled'

When New Zealand journalist stumbled upon the world of competitive endurance tickling he was intrigued and made enquires to the person who seemed to be in charge, Jane O’Brien. Then things got dark in the Sundance documentary.

Doron Weber

Doron Weber, The Sloan Foundation

As Sundance prepares to announce the winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, Jeremy Kay talks to the Sloan Foundation’s vice-president and programme director about his mission to further public understanding of science, technology and economics through grant allocation and partnership with film schools around the US.

A Good Wife

Sundance directors: Mirjana Karanovic, 'A Good Wife'

Acclaimed Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic discusses the inspiration for her directorial debut about a woman who discovers her husband’s war crimes.

Under The Shadow

Sundance 2016: Babak Anvari talks 'Under The Shadow'

Screen sat down with first-time feature director Babak Anvari and Lucan Toh of production company Wigwam Films to discuss Farsi-language horror Under The Shadow, which has been acquired by Netflix.

Much Ado About Nothing

Sundance directors: Alejandro Fernández Almendras, 'Much Ado About Nothing'

Alejandro Fernández Almendras won the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic prize in 2014 with To Kill A Man and he mines the familiar terrain of social and legal injustice in his return to Park City.


Sundance directors: Rebecca Daly, 'Mammal'

Australian actress Rachel Griffiths usually inhabits gregarious characters but plays against type in Mammal as a woman who loses a son and weaves a complicated relationship with a teenage boy.

Sand Storm

Sundance directors: Elite Zexer, 'Sand Storm'

Elite Zexer’s feature debut stems from her love for the Bedouin people and in particular her fascination with the role of women.

Pleasure Love

Sundance directors: Yao Huang, 'Pleasure. Love.'

The dreamy intimacy of Yao Huang’s debut feature is a departure from the more mannered Chinese film-making to which Western audiences have become accustomed.

The Lure

Sundance directors: Agnieszka Smoczynska, 'The Lure'

Agnieszka Smoczynska had already collaborated with screenwriter Robert Bolesto on her short films but the impetus for her trippy $1.6m (€1.5m) feature debut came as a surprise.


Sundance directors: Felix van Groeningen, 'Belgica'

Relationships and music are the beating heart of Belgica, as they were in Felix van Groeningen’s 2014 Belgian Oscar submission The Broken Circle Breakdown.

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