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Sundance London: Spin-off Film Festival cancelled for 2015

Sundance London Film Festival

Sundance London Film Festival 2015 Cancelled. The Sundance institute has decided against holding a 2015 edition of the spin-off film festival. The London version of the famous film festival was launched in 2012 with a focus on American indie films.

Last year’s festival included 21 feature films along with a host of live musical acts. It was held at the 02 arena in East London, since the London version of the festival began, and it was held between the 25-27th of April. A number of films screened last year were making their UK, European, and in some cases, World premieres at the festival.

According to a statement made by the organizers to Screen Daily, A spokesman stated: “We loved connecting with the vibrant community of filmmakers and audiences in the UK, and following a successful three years with The O2, we continue to explore our options for Sundance London.

“Though we are not confirmed to host public events in London this year, we hope to be able to return very soon.”

It’s not certain whether the move was made for financial reasons or due to some creative ones. The London version of the festival was generally quite well received. Part of what helped give the UK version its own identity was the inclusion of live music guests, with The Eagles being one famous example.

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Sources: Variety, BBC, Screen Daily

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