Friday, 18 March 2011

Day 284: Sundance Film Festival hits the UK

The Sundance Film Festival celebrates all that's good in independent American cinema each year and has introduced the world to directors like, Quintin Tarantino and films like, Little Miss Sunshine (one of my favourites, I have to say). The Sundance Institute, which is where it all stared, provides support all year round for emerging artists in the film world away from all the commercial pressures of Hollywood.

But, in April 2012, America's bringing it's inspiration over to us Brits! Sundance is setting up their Festival tents in London at the O2 Arena. Robert Redford (who started up the Sundance Institute in 1981 and is in this lovely picture) announced the news on Wednesday. I don't know about you, but I am excited! Now, I realise it's still a while away, but there's no harm on getting in on the action early. (I feel a bit like a kid getting excited about their next birthday two days after their party.)

 Just think; film makers, actors, directors, script writers, set name it, they're coming. So why not jump on the bandwagon and get involved? If you're into film, then get on their website.

Just to start you off, here's a quote which heads up their website, from Mr Redford himself:
''Storystellers broaden out minds: engage, provoke, inspire and ultimately connect us.''

Inspired yet?

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