Sundance Institute will present the Sundance NEXT Fest summer event from August 7-10.

The festival, an extension of the NEXT Weekend initiative in 2013 section, will present features and shorts with select music performances.

Kicking of the festivities will be a cult classic film supported by Sundance Institute at Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

“Independent artists working in film and music have a profound impact on our culture, but there are few opportunities to enjoy them side-by-side,” said Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford.

“NEXT Fest will break down those barriers and explore what these artists and audiences have in common – an appreciation for exceptional creative vision.”

“At its core, NEXT Fest is about celebrating artists who push creative boundaries,” said Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper.

“This unique programme presents an opportunity for audiences in Los Angeles to explore the outer edges and intersections of film and music.”