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Watch First-Ever Sundance London Short Film Competition Winner 'Extranjero'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 20, 2012 at 12:10PM

Watch First-Ever Sundance London Short Film Competition Winner 'Extranjero'

North London's Daniel Lumb and Crinan Campbell directed the five-minute experimental film "Extranjero" (video below) and took home the first-ever Sundance London's Short Film Competition.   Their short adopts an unusual perspective on immigration as it traces a "refugee trying to run from his past as well as the confusion in his own mind."  Lumb and Campbell shot the film in just two days.

In addition to "Extranjero," finalists for the competition included Ben Williams's "Bonsai", Scott Ward's "Two Doors Down," Sam Gould's "The Story of Our Times," and  Ian Waldron Mantgani "This Film Was Shot on Digital."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.