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Sundance London returns from 25-27 April

20131125SundanceLondonThe Sundance London Film and Music Festival is set to return to The O2 from 25-27 April. In addition to a multitude of film screenings and events, the festival will host an expanded filmmaker development programme.

John Cooper, the Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said in a statement, “We look with great excitement to hosting the third Sundance London in April. In keeping with the event’s purpose of celebrating independent artists, the Short Film Competition and workshop allow us to tap into the vibrant artistic community in the UK and connect that work with audiences at the festival.”

The short film competition enables UK-based filmmakers to enter original films three to five minutes in length, with the winning entry screening at Sundance London. The winning filmmaker will receive free accommodation and some additional prizes.

Entries will need to reflect the theme of ‘Making a go of it’: stories about moving forward in life, love or loss and the pursuit of inspiration.’ Submissions can be documentary, animation, live action, comedy, drama or any other preferred format or genre. They will accepted until 3 March via www.sundance-london.com.

Ticket packages go on sale tomorrow at 10am (GMT) through the same website. Sundance Channel Global is the lead partner for the festival, which is a partnership between Robert Redford, Sundance Enterprises, Sundance Institute and AEG Europe.

Lily Allen releases controversial new music video

British artist Lily Allen is making quite a comeback. Not only does she provide the soundtrack to the £1 million John Lewis department store Christmas advert singing a Keane cover, but she has just released a new music video that pokes fun at sexism in music.

Chris Sweeney, who has worked with Lana Del Rey and Will Young, directed this week’s Hard Out Here video from her forthcoming album. Allen apparently wanted to do something subversive, and she certainly is getting lots of attention in the media. The video begins with Allen getting liposuction and proceeds to show her performing suggestively with a group of female dancers.

With witty and ironic lyrics, the song and accompanying satirical video have created a wave of controversy online in the past 24 hours. The wide-ranging debate has addressed issues of racism, feminism, misogyny and the pursuit of stardom – and that seems to be just the beginning.

Check out the video here.

 

Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Entertainment® Showcase Season Five of Acclaimed Series “Iconoclasts” Featuring: Cate Blanchet +Tim Flannery, Ron Howard + Steve Nash and David Blaine + Chuck Close

Documentary Series Produced by @radical media and GREY GOOSE Entertainment® Airs Throughout December

Paris – 5 November 2013 – Sundance Channel and GREY GOOSE Entertainment® will showcase episodes from “Iconoclasts”for its fifth season during the month of December. The critically acclaimed program will feature iconic names in film, sports, science and culture and will air throughout December. Continue Reading…