Industry Programme at Sundance Film Festival: London 2024 | News

Our curated industry programme returns to Picturehouse Central this summer.

The Picturehouse Team

01 May 24

Alongside our partners at the Sundance Institute, we are thrilled to unveil the plans for the Sundance Film Festival: London's 2024 third-annual industry programme.

Find our main Sundance Industry page here for the full schedule.

Keynote Speaker

Academy Award® nominated Director and Producer, Carlos López Estrada (Raya and the Last Dragon, Blindspotting), will deliver this year's industry keynote talk.

As a producer, Carlos is the founder of Antigravity Academy, a production company specialising in creating opportunities for emerging talent in film, television and beyond. Antigravity's first produced project, Dìdi (弟弟), written and directed by Sean Wang, premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in Utah and won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast. It will screen as Sundance Film Festival: London's closing film.

Carlos López Estrada said:

"The Sundance Film Festival has become the home for my film community since 2018. I am so happy to join them in London and meet the many independent filmmakers who make up their global network. I can't wait to share our film Dìdi (弟弟) as the festival's closing night film and am humbled/slightly shocked they have invited me as their festival keynote speaker. Proud to be a part of this creative family."

López Estrada will give the industry keynote talk, open only to industry badgeholders, as well as taking part in a public discussion during the Festival.

Talks and Networking

Industry activities include a daily brunch where experts join industry newcomers for personal talks and advice; and a daily happy hour for industry networking.

The industry talks programme this year will include discussing trends in film finance from both public and private funders; how filmmakers can make the leap from shorts to features; inspiring practical tips from how directors get the best performances from actors; and a deep-dive with the team from Sundance Institute and Sundance Film Festival, including Eugene Hernandez (Director, Sundance Film Festival and Public Programming), Kim Yutani (Sundance Film Festival Director of Programming), Mike Plante (Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, Short Film), and Ana Souza (Sundance Film Festival Manager, Programming Department and Programmer). In addition, the Interactive Pitch Panel offers aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their film idea in front of an industry panel of top agents, financiers, sellers and producers who will offer personal feedback and advice.

The Festival has already confirmed top speakers from companies and organisations including Anton Corp, BAFTA, Bankside Films, BFI, BFI London Film Festival, BIFA, BBC Film, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, Curzon Film, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Fable Pictures, Film Constellation, Film4, IMDb, The Ink Factory, Lee & Thompson, Monumental Pictures, Nowness, Protagonist, Rocket Science, Saatchi & Saatchi, Searchlight Pictures, Studiocanal, Sky, WestEnd Films, Western Edge Pictures, WME and more.

Screenwriters, directors, casting directors, sound designers and other award-winning HODs will also be speaking.

The industry talks are only open to industry badgeholders. 

There will additionally be a series of public, ticketed talks included at the Festival, to be announced on May 7.

Industry partners of the festival are BBC Film, BFI, BFI NETWORK, BIFA, Film4, Lee & Thompson, London Film Academy, Nowness and Saatchi & Saatchi. Screen International returns as the industry media partner of Sundance Film Festival: London.

The full list of speakers and timings of industry sessions is now live at

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We are committed to offering a number of Festival screenings and events with access options for people who are deaf and hard of hearing; find our accessible programme here. For any questions or for more information about our accessibility offerings, please email

Questions About Festival Passes?

If you purchased any kind of Festival Pass, you'll receive your ticket voucher code and further Pass Holder information within a few days of purchasing. Sit tight, and we'll be in touch soon.

If you are encountering any difficulties in buying your Festival, VIP, or Industry Pass for 2024, please reach out to Picturehouse Customer Care at or call 0207 733 2229 (10.00 to 18.00) for assistance, and we'll ensure your pass is set up and ready.

Find all things Sundance Film Festival: London at Stay tuned for further announcements including our full line-up, special guests, and much more.