Dates announced, short film competition to return and a new workshop for filmmakers unveiled.

The 2014 edition of the Sundance London film and music festival will take place from April 25-27 at The O2.

Hosting the same number of films and events as previous years, the third edition of the festival will feature an expanded filmmaker development programme, including the return of the Sundance London Short Film Competition and a Shorts Workshop.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said: “In keeping with the event’s purpose of celebrating independent artists, the Short Film Competition and workshop allow us to tap into the vibrant artistic community in the UK and connect that work with audiences at the festival.”

The Sundance London Short Film Competition will invite UK-based filmmakers to enter original works between three and five minutes in length, with the winning entry screening at Sundance London.

Entries will relate to a theme of ‘Making a go of it’: stories about moving forward in life, love or loss and the pursuit of inspiration’ and could be in any genre from documentary and animation to live action, comedy or drama.

The Short Film Competition is a partnership with Talenthouse, Ravensbourne College of Design and Technology, and with guidance from Sundance London organisers,Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute – which annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

On April 26, a Shorts Workshop for aspiring short filmmakers will take place at Cineworld at The O2, led by Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. Participants will be announced at a later date.

Recognising the role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, the workshop will aim to empower the next generation of artists.

Sundance Institute has hosted similar workshops in cities across the US.

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