Raindance Film Festival

London, United Kingdom

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14 Jun 2021

Published: 03 Mar 2021
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films

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Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
Festival Sections:

- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Raindance Web Fest
- Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundrends of industry professionals into London. The 27th Raindance will take place 25 September – 6 October 2019 in central London.


Amongst others, Raindance has hosted the UK premieres of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, Memento, Humpday, Love Exposure, Ghost World, Capturing the Friedmans, Down Terrace, I Origins and Old Boy. Our programming receives plaudits from press and public alike.

Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freman, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.

Raindance members can submit one short/music video or a feature at half price. If you are a member email festival@raindance.co.uk to receive your unique waiver code. Please include your membership number and expiry date. To join Raindance please go to: http://www.raindance.org/premium/

Submissions for the Raindance WebFest should go through https://festhome.com


International Festival

Short film festival

Feature film festival

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Other  Music Video

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