Duo Wins Inaugural Short Film Competition At Sundance London

Londoners Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell’s immigrant drama "Extrajero" gets fest screening slot as prize.

LONDON -- Extranjero, a five-minute film from Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell, has won the short film competition set up for the inaugural Sundance London film and music festival.

The short will screen as part of the event’s official short film program and will also go on line.

Extranjero, shot over just two days, gives the viewer a unique and unusual take on immigration as it follows a refugee trying to run from his past as well as the confusion in his own mind.

Lumb and Campbell, both from London, met as roommates six years ago and submitted the short film after friends encouraged them to.

Launched in November 2011, the short film competition invited U.K.-based filmmakers to enter original pieces between three and five minutes in length around the theme "Story of Our Time."

Lumb said: “Winning the competition is a dream for both us.  As film geeks it’s amazing to be associated with Sundance.”

Sundance London run April 26 through 29.