Once the hectic Christmas period is out of the way, the movie world will begin to focus on the run-up to the Oscars in February, with a number of film festivals being held over the first few weeks of the new year.
Among these is the legendary Sundance Film Festival, which will be taking place in Utah in January.
However, those who can't make it across the pond to attend this fantastic event will be delighted to hear that the Sundance Film Festival will also be coming to London slightly later in the year, returning to the capital for the third time in April 2014.
Originally founded by screen legend Robert Redford – star of movies like The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – the Sundance Institute aims to promote and support independent filmmakers, and since the inaugural edition in 1981 the festival has helped unearth and enhance the careers of a large number of talented individuals – many of whom have gone on to become Hollywood superstars.
Taking place at the O2 from April 25th to 27th, Sundance London will feature a selection of the best films from the Utah festival, while also consisting of a short film competition, with submission to the festival now open.
If the quality of the entries in the previous two years is anything to go by, it's likely that attendees will have the chance to see the work of some of the brightest independent filmmakers from the UK and beyond at the 2014 edition.
On top of the film screenings themselves, there will also be panel discussions involving independent and established cinematographers and actors, as well as live music performances and a Festival Hub, where audiences and filmmakers will be able to mingle.
Tickets for the event are currently on sale, and the deadline for submissions to the short film competition is March 3rd.