Sundance London Sets 2016 Dates

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The British edition of Robert Redford's Utah festival lines up a summer return after a year away.

After a year away from the British capital, the Sundance Film Festival's U.K. offshoot has confirmed its 2016 return to London.

Organizers on Thursday unveiled the dates for the fourth Sundance Film Festival: London. It will take place June 10-12 at the recently opened Picturehouse Central cinema in the heart of the city's West End.

Like the previous editions, the event will feature international and U.K. premieres of films from the most recent edition of the festival. But with a new date later in the year (the past three festivals have taken place in April), there are hopes the festival might even coincide with the — sometimes brief — British summer.

“Building on our 30-year legacy of discovery and creativity, the Sundance Film Festival: London gives us the opportunity to share new independent films we love with adventurous and engaged audiences in the U.K.," said Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper.

"Our new timing in June will allow us to connect with London filmgoers as they start their summer, and also to take advantage of the fantastic rooftop space of our new host venue, the very impressive Picturehouse Central.”

The future of Sundance London was thrown into doubt in January after the 2015 edition of the festival, which had been held in London's O2 Arena, was canceled. The venue — a vast, multi-purpose facility used for major concerts and some distance from central London — is believed to have been one of the main issues.

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