Sundance Institute and Picturehouse Cinemas are delighted to announce that Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central from 30 May to 2 June 2019 for the fifth edition of their ever-growing celebration of independent film.

Film fans can purchase Passes for the 2019 London event at Early Bird prices from today via The Festival Pass guarantees access to the Festival’s films and special events, priority booking, access to the Picturehouse Central Members' Bar and discounts on food, drinks and snacks during the festival. The ‘VIP Pass’ gives access to EVERY film and special event at the festival, plus all parties, a Picturehouse Central Membership, a goodie bag and more.

Picturehouse Central successfully hosted Sundance Film Festival: London 2018 for the third time this year from 31 May to 3 June 2018. The festival presented twelve feature films from Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA, including a surprise screening of Bart Layton’s American Animals, alongside two short film programmes, inspiring panels, workshops and parties. The programme also featured the UK premieres of Idris Elba’s Yardie, Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and Desiree Akhavan’s The Miseducation Of Cameron Post. The Audience Favourite Award was presented to Bo Burnham for his directorial debut, Eighth Grade and Amy Adrion was the recipient of the first ever #WhatNext Award for her documentary Half The Picture.

Seven of the twelve films in the 2018 programme were directed by women, and the festival showcased an array of female leads and female-focused stories. Sundance Film Festival: London provided an opportunity for the US and UK film industries to connect and discuss #WhatNext amid the film industry’s period of dramatic change as movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo continued to highlight inequality. Featuring international and UK premieres direct from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the 2019 London edition will continue to champion underrepresented voices and will highlight the excellent work from a diverse range of storytellers.

Over thirty filmmakers and actors attended the festival in 2018 to introduce their films and participate in audience Q&As, including Toni Collette and Ari Aster for Hereditary; Ethan Hawke for First Reformed; Idris Elba and cast members from his directorial debut Yardie; and Crystal Moselle and the cast of Skate Kitchen.

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival, running from 24 January to 3 February in Park City, Utah, USA, announced its impressive initial 112-feature line-up at the end of November -- including work from 45 first-time filmmakers, with 40% of the films directed by women, 36% by a filmmaker of colour and 13% by a filmmaker who identifies as LGBTQ. The 2019 Sundance London programme will be announced next spring.

More information will be available at and Join the conversation on social media with #SundanceLondon and #WhatNext

Sundance Film Festival: London ticket packages

VIP Pass:
The ultimate festival experience grants full access to Sundance Film Festival: London 2019. Pass holders have the chance to see all the films, attend every event and party plus much more.

Early Bird Price £450.
Usual price from 1 February 2019: £500

​Benefits include:
• A ticket to every film*
• VIP pass - access to all films and special events at Sundance Film Festival: London
• Access to all parties and social events
• Access to panel discussions and short film programmes
• Picturehouse Central Membership (worth £85, valid throughout 2019)
• Access to the Picturehouse Central Members’ Bar and Roof Terrace
• 10% off food and drink
• Goodie bag

*All VIP tickets must be collected in advance. Tickets will be available at Picturehouse Central ticket collection desk. Please note, any uncollected tickets will be put back on sale two hours before film start.

Festival Ticket Passes:
Want to ensure you see the best of the fest and be the envy of film aficionados? The Festival Pass is for you.

Festival Ticket Pass (10 x tickets)
Early Bird Price: £120
Usual Price: £130

Benefits include:
• Festival Ticket voucher (10 x tickets for Festival Pass)
• Access to the Picturehouse Central Members’ Bar and Roof Terrace during the festival
• 10% off food and drink
*Credits will be applied to your pass and can be used to book tickets online, over the phone or at Picturehouse Central from Festival Pass Priority Booking period.

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