10TH EDITION OF SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: LONDON WILL RUN 6 – 9 JULY 2023 AT PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL
Picturehouse Central, London – 7 March 2023: Sundance Institute and Picturehouse are delighted to announce that the tenth edition of the Festival is set for 6 – 9 July 2023 with SCRAPPER receiving its UK premiere on Thursday 6 July at Picturehouse Central.
The film won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic when it had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January.
SCRAPPER writer/director Charlotte Regan hails from London and was BAFTA nominated for her first short film, Standby. Charlotte is a Sundance Ignite Fellow and was named as a 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow. SCRAPPER, her debut feature, stars Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats, Triangle of Sadness) and newcomers Lola Campbell and Alin Uzun. Theo Barrowclough produces, and the executive producers are Michael Fassbender, Eva Yates, Farhana Bhula, Conor McCaughan, Daniel Emmerson and Jim Reeve. The film was financed by BBC Film, BFI and Great Point Media, and developed with the support of Creative England and the iFeatures scheme.
The film follows Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old girl, who lives happily alone in her London flat, filling it with magic. Suddenly, her estranged father turns up and forces her to confront reality.
The film will receive its UK premiere on Thursday 6 July at Picturehouse Central. There will be additional festival screenings of the film between 6 – 9 July at Picturehouse Central. Picturehouse Entertainment will release the film into UK cinemas on August 25 2023.
Clare Binns, Managing Director, Picturehouse says: “We are delighted to welcome the hugely talented Charlotte Regan to Sundance Film Festival: London. It is thrilling that SCRAPPER is opening the 2022 festival in her hometown – and this original and terrific film will set the tone for a wonderful weekend filled with films, an exciting industry programme and some special events all happening this July at Picturehouse Central.”
Charlotte Regan, Director, says: “Opening Sundance Film Festival: London is insane and not something we imagined getting to do. I’m so, so excited to bring the film to UK audiences and to get an extra step of the film’s journey with the legends at Sundance.”
Joana Vicente, CEO, Sundance Institute, says: “How great to be marking the 10th edition of Sundance Film Festival: London with our partners at Picturehouse, where we again bring the experience to our valued international community this year. The Festival provides a place for cinema lovers to celebrate independent works by enthusiastically sharing in the energy of the films on screen, captivating dialogue, and inspiring programming. We’re particularly pleased to have Sundance alum Charlotte Regan, a Sundance Ignite Fellow and Sundance Film Festival alum, open the Festival with her charming film SCRAPPER for audiences to further discover and enjoy.”
Film fans can purchase Passes for the 2023 London event at Early Bird prices from today until April 28 via picturehouses.com/sundance. The VIP Pass gives access to EVERY film and special event at the Festival, plus opening night parties and more. The Festival Pass guarantees access to 10 of the Festival’s films, special events, priority booking, access to the Picturehouse Central Members’ Bar and discounts on food, drinks and snacks during the Festival. The Lite Festival pass offers access to 5 of the films plus access to the Picturehouse Central Members’ Bar and discounts on food, drinks and snacks during the Festival.
The Festival will unveil this year’s full film programme, special guests, industry talks and more in the spring. Industry passes and individual tickets will also go on sale in the Spring. The films showcased will be some of the hottest titles from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival that took place in January in Utah and online across the U.S.
The 9th edition of the Sundance Film Festival: London took place from 9-12 June 2022 at Picturehouse Central. Alongside the feature films, the Festival showcased two short film programmes, a surprise film, an exclusive industry programme and, for the first time ever, a new podcast strand with live audiences. Highlights included Emma Thompson, Sophie Hyde and Daryl McCormack attending the UK premiere of Good Luck To You, Leo Grande and UK premiere screening of Jim Archer’s feature Brian and Charles, presented by Time Out. Actors David Earl and Charles Hayward also attended the premiere.
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Festival Pass Information:
Passes are on-sale now. Early bird prices are available until April 28.
- Festival pass lite – £75 – includes 5 tickets for the fest (£65 early bird)
- Festival pass – £130 – includes 10 tickets for the fest (£120 early bird)
- VIP pass – £500 – includes 1 ticket to every film + invite to opening party + special events (£450 early bird)
- Industry pass – £100 – includes 3 tickets plus access to our industry programme (£90 early bird)
Don’t miss out on the hottest tickets with priority booking. Become a Picturehouse Member now by visiting picturehouses.com/membership.
About Sundance Institute
As a champion and curator of independent stories, the nonprofit Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists across storytelling media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, 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. Sundance Collab, a digital community platform, brings a global cohort of working artists together to learn from each other and Sundance Advisors and connect in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported and showcased such projects as Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), CODA, Flee, Passing, Clemency, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Zola, On The Record, Boys State, The Farewell, Honeyland, One Child Nation, The Souvenir, The Infiltrators, Sorry to Bother You, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Hereditary, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Big Sick, Mudbound, Fruitvale Station, City So Real, Top of the Lake, Between the World & Me, Wild Goose Dreams and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Picturehouse Cinemas
Picturehouse is an award-winning UK film company incorporating cinema, distribution and home entertainment, formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex model. Its flagship cinema Picturehouse Central is situated in the heart of London’s West End, with the rest of its 25 venues located across England and Scotland.
Picturehouse’s architecturally-unique cinemas sit in the heart of local neighbourhoods and cater to a diverse and wide-ranging audience. They provide bespoke food and drink offerings across their cafés, bars, restaurants and members bars. The programme is curated to champion films made for all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, from quality mainstream film through to foreign-language and documentary features, as well as live event cinema. 35mm and 70mm presentations are also offered in some locations.