Sundance Film Festival: London 2017 To Take Place 1-4 June At Picturehouse Central

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Central London, 22 November 2016… Sundance Institute and Picturehouse are delighted to announce that the Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central from 1-4 June 2017. The festival will feature the international and UK premieres of films from the 2017 edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival which takes place 19-29 January in Park City, Utah, U.S.A.

Film fans can register for festival passes for the 2017 London event from Friday 25 November via The “Festival Pass” guarantees access to ten festival films/special events plus priority booking for additional events, access to the Picturehouse Central Members’ Bar, and food and drink discounts. 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. Individual tickets will go on sale to the public next Spring following the full London programme announcement. Full information is included below.

The Sundance Film Festival: London took place at Picturehouse Central for the first time in June 2016 and hosted the UK and International premieres of 11 features, including Wiener-Dog, The Greasy Strangler, Tallulah, Morris from America, and Weiner alongside short films, panel discussions and special events. Filmmakers and guests attending the festival included: James Schamus; Todd Solondz; Effie Brown; Christopher McQuarrie; Gina Rodriguez. Previous editions of the festival since 2012 have welcomed filmmakers, artists and supporters including HRH The Prince of Wales, Michael Fassbender, Gemma Arterton, Ryan Reynolds, Lake Bell, Jimmy Carr, the Eagles, Peaches, David Cross, Rose McGowan, Minnie Driver and Rufus Wainwright.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival line-up will be announced soon. The 2017 London program will be announced next Spring.

More information will be available at and Join the conversation on social media with #sundancelondon.

Early support for 2017 comes from two Sundance Film Festival: London long-standing sponsors: Sundance Channel Global as a Lead Partner, and the State of Utah as a Supporting Partner.

All Sundance Film Festival: London press enquiries
Claire Gascoyne: / +44 (0)7771 735 117
Elizabeth Taylor: / +44 (0)20 7292 8396

Notes to Editors

Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute’s signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Picturehouse Cinemas
Formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model, Picturehouse Cinemas own and operate 23 cinemas and programme a further 40 venues across the UK.
Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 after extensive redevelopment of the former Cineworld in the Trocadero centre. With a brand new entrance on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Picturehouse’s new West End flagship has seven screens with more than 1,000 seats, a ground-floor café, a first-floor restaurant and a double-height Members’ bar on the second and third floors that includes a roof terrace with stunning views over London.
With Dolby Atmos sound, 35mm, 70mm and 4k projection, Picturehouse Central is the best place to watch a huge variety of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house films.

Sundance Film Festival: London ticket packages

VIP Pass:
The ultimate festival experience grants full access to Sundance Film Festival: London 2017. Pass holders have the chance to see all the films, attend every event and an invitation to every party plus much more.
Price: £500
Early Bird Price £450 (available 25 November 2016 – 31 January 2017)
Benefits include:

  • A ticket to every film*
  • VIP pass – no queuing, VIP ticket holders can walk straight in
  • Access to all parties and social events
  • Access to all events, panel discussions and shorts film programmes
  • Picturehouse Central Membership (worth £75, valid until 1 June 2018)
  • 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 2 hours before film start.

Festival Pass:
Want to ensure you see the best of the festival and be the envy of film aficionados everywhere? The Festival Pass is the choice for you.

Price: £150
Early Bird Price: £125 (available 25 November 2016 – 31 January 2017)
Benefits include:

  • Ten festival ticket credits* plus additional Member discounts on all other festival tickets
  • Access to priority booking online using your Pass number
  • 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

Registration is open for Festival and VIP Passes from Friday 25 November:
Phone – call the Box Office on 0871 9025755 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).
Email – register your interest via email to with ‘Sundance Pass’ or ‘VIP Pass’ in subject line. Be sure to include a contact number so we can call you back.

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