The panel discussions
A great chance to get up close with exciting indie filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival: London complements its programme with Q&As and panels. Look out for Shorts to Features, which has directors William Oldroyd (‘Lady Macbeth’) and Shola Amoo (‘The Last Tree’) chatting about the leap to long-form filmmaking, and Creative Risk – It Takes a Village, in which expert panellists discuss taking risks. Whether you’re a budding filmmaker keen for inside tips or just fancy hearing a few juicy behind-the-screens tales, hop online and see what grabs you.
The short film programmes
Alongside its feature film programme, the festival has a proud tradition of celebrating the best in shorter films. This year’s fest has two short-film threads to sink your eyes into: a UK Short Film Programme that shows off talented, up-and-coming UK filmmakers with an array of new shorts, and the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which squeezes seven mini-movies into a 96-minute rollercoaster of comedy, drama and edgy genre fare.
The indie hits
This year’s repertory strand, Triple Threat, comprises a trio of spin-off screenings that showcase some of the Utah festival’s best films of recent years. They’ve been picked as showcases of complex women on screen. So look out for Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones in ‘Precious’ (Gabourey Sidibe), the fiercesome Smurf (Jacki Weaver) in ‘Animal Kingdom’ and Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the teenage hero of Sophie Hyde’s 2014 Sundance award-winner ‘52 Tuesdays’.
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