The Raindance Film Festival is the largest and most important independent film festival in the UK. We showcase features, shorts, web series and music videos by filmmakers from the UK and around the world to an audience of film executives and buyers, journalists, film fans and filmmakers. Along with screenings, there are seminars, workshops and parties to allow everyone the chance to share our passion for film.
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. Therefore accepted short films in the Shorts Strand may qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA nominations. Short films that play in competition and all British features that play in 2016 will be eligible for entry for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards BIFA.
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 Lemmy, Armando Iannucci, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Amy Hubbard, Alice Lowe, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure, Sheridan Smith and Martin Freeman.
Current patrons of Raindance include Terry Gilliam, Mike Figgis, Ewan McGregor, Michael Winterbottom, and Marky Ramone.
Hot Docs and Bertha DocHouse in London present Hot Docs London, a special screening series featuring acclaimed docs from the 2017 Festival. The series will feature 10 titles, including seven features, two shorts and short doc compilation In the Name of All Canadians, which was commissioned by Hot Docs to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial.
Alborada presents the Brazilian film The Cambridge Squatter (Era o Hotel Cambridge) (2017), followed by a Skype Q&A with Director Elaine Caffe and Art Director Carla Caffé. The Q&A will be chaired by Victor Fraga (editor of DMovies) and journalist Maysa Monção.
Eliane Caffe’s docu-fiction hybrid Era O Hotel Cambridge charts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of homeless people and refugees living in an abandoned hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute. The 61st edition in 2017 will screen more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.
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