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This independent festival is "dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world". More than simply a festival, Raindance also runs training courses for up and coming film-makers and also hosts the British Independent Film Awards.
Now in its 16th year, the festival will open with Sam Rockwell starrer Choke and run from October 1 to 12. New to the festival this year is an Audience Award, to be voted for by the audience and the rather cumbersomely named Dailymotion Short Circuit Award which aims to "search for budding new talent".
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Raindance Latest Reviews
A young man growing up in south London tries to escape from a life of crime and violence.
A businessman is abducted and deprived of his senses one by one as his torment is broadcast live over the internet.
Members of the East End underworld talk about their life and times.
Biopic about Salvador Dali, filmmaker Luis Bunuel and writer Federico Garcia Lorca.
A lonely factory worker drifts into the underworld after taking a job as a bouncer.
Cat and mouse thriller sees a young couple fall foul of a trucker on the motorway.
The events leading up to a hit gone bad.
A sex-addicted med school dropout pays his mum's hopital bills by running a restaurant scam... but with her memory fading fast, will he ever find out the truth about his dad?
A gentle, witty character study that takes in a panorama of small-town eccentrics.
A young woman in small-town Japan leads a dull and solitary life, until she stumbles into a local spy ring.
Raindance Film Festival Features
Raindance Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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