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FIFTEENTH RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

LATEST NEWS

The new festival website will be launched on September 6

Festival Passes are now on sale. Click HERE for details

At last, HERE THEY ARE! The films that will be making up this year's Raindance Film Festival. Click here for a (nearly) complete list of titles with short synopses.

And HERE is an almost complete list of the shorts

25/07/07 PRESS RELEASE Iggy Pop and Mick Jones Join Jury

Check out the article in Variety HERE
Check out the article on nme.com HERE
Check out the article on contactmusic.com HERE

15th Raindance Film Festival Submissions is now closed

Results will be announced August 15. If you have queries contact FAQ@raindance.co.uk

Have a peek at the brand new 2007 Festival Trailer

FESTIVAL JURY PRIZES

To recognise the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 15th Raindance Film Festival, a number of jury prizes are being awarded. The winners will be announced before the screening of the Closing Night Film, Paranoid Park, at the Cineworld Haymarket on Sunday 7 October at 7:30PM. Nominees announced soon!

The prizes this year are as follows:

Features Category:

BEST INTERNATIONAL

BEST INTERNATIONAL

BEST UK

BEST DEBUT

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Shorts Category:

BEST INTERNATIONAL

UK SHORT sponsored by Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines supports the Best UK Short Film Award with a prize of 2 return tickets to anywhere in the US. The prize was designed to give UK filmmakers the opportunity to attend screenings of their film in US festivals. Last year’s winner, Osbert Parker, used his tickets to fly to Aspen Shorts Fest where he was awarded the best animation prize for his short film.

TISCALI SHORT FILM AWARD

The Tiscali Short Film Award for the best UK short under ten minutes by a debut filmmaker, has been narrowed down to only five. The winner will be presented with a cheque for ?1000. Viewers can watch each of the entries and vote for your favourite at www.tiscali.co.uk/entertainment/film/shortfilms/raindance.html

SAE DIGITAL SHORT FILM AWARD

Back for the second year, the winner of the SAE Digital Short Film Award is chosen from a strict rule of criteria - the film must have been entirely shot and edited using only digital means of production and must demonstrate a unique approach to filmmaking utilising new digital technology.

CANON BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

This year sees the introduction of a brand new award that focuses on the photography of a film and the work of the cinematographer. The Canon Best Cinematography Award goes to the best cinematographer in a short film with the winner taking home a brand new Canon XH A1 HD camera. The award will be chosen by a panel of established cinematographers.

ADOBE ANIMATION AWARD

2007 marks the creation of the Adobe Animation Award for the best-animated short film. The award winning film will be chosen for its originality and technical proficiency by the Raindance jury and an Adobe animation specialist.

DIESEL FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
For the fourth year running we are very excited to announce the Diesel Film of the Festival prize. The winners of last year’s award, Kasimir Burgess and Edwin McGill (Australia), was selected for their unique and original style of filmmaking as well as demonstrating a strong passion for their art. Diesel supported their win by funding their project to produce the 15th Raindance Film Festival trailer, which can be seen at www.raindance.co.uk.

What is the Diesel Film of the Festival? Diesel has been working with Raindance since 2003 to help support the next generation of film-makers and give them the opportunity to showcase their work Internationally. The winner of the Diesel Film of the Festival Award will be given the opportunity and financial support to produce the trailer for the following years Raindance Festival that is shown before every film screening.
Criteria for entry Diesel’s philosophy is one of individuality, self-expression and a self-belief of 'not being afraid of rejection' - we encourage you 'to break the rules' and to demonstrate that your story is for "Only the Brave" Diesel supports film makers with a forward-thinking mentality and who generate alternative and innovative ideas.
Is your film? · Creative and individual · Brave when approaching taboo or rebellious ideas · Reflective of contemporary popular culture · A fresh idea relevant to young people today · Challenging and free of stereotypes · Passionate, vibrant and full of energy
As well as having a fresh and inspiring subject matter, film-makers need to show.. · Technical experimentation and risk-taking · A stylised technique in approach to direction, editing, lighting and production. · Creativity and cutting-edge direction in style, story-telling and cinematography techniques.

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2006 Festival Venue
Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue and Cineworld Haymarket London

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2007 submissions:
Open: 15th January 2007
1st deadline: 15th May 2007
Final deadline: 15th July
Contact:submissions@raindance.co.uk