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The 12th Annual Raindance Film Festival Go to the British Independent Film Awards Training Courses at Raindance Members Section Books for Filmmakers, Indie Tips & Scripts Online!

A festival pass for just £75 gets you access to all the screenings, all the special events and all the parties.

UGC Cinemas
Italian Cultural Institute
The Japan Foundation
Dazed and Confused

Shooting People
HD Fest
Total Film
Cine Lumiere
Goethe Institute
Instituto Cervantes
Polish Cultural Institute

Dave Calhoun is the Film Editor of Time Out London. Before that, he was Deputy Editor at Dazed & Confused magazine. He has also written widely on cinema for publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday and Sight & Sound.

David Holloway started his film career in post-production in television, before co-founding the Feature Film Company in 1991, releasing a cutting-edge mix of UK and American independents including Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Hoop Dreams and the re-releases of Withnail and I and Quadrophenia.

Anna Friel is an award-winning British stage and screen actress who has amassed a long string of UK television credits, including the series Brookside where she garnered the coveted National Television Award for Best Actress. Her work in feature films includes the critically acclaimed Me Without You and the recent time-travel adventure for Paramount, Timeline.

Sienna Guillory has established herself as one of Britain's leading actresses, with a growing portfolio including roles in Love Actually, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, and the lead role of Helen in the TV series Helen Of Troy.

Lennie James has had a varied acting career in theatre, television and feature films. Probably best known for his role as Sol in Guy Ritchie's Snatch, his more recent film credits include Lucky Break and 24 Hour Party People. He is currently working on Sahara with Director Breck Eisner for Paramount Pictures.

Savina Kanagasabay is a lawyer in the London office of Dorsey. She is a member of the Creative Industries Group, specialising in tax, and advises on various media and entertainment matters for a diverse range of clients in the fields of film, music and television.

William C Martell has written 17 produced films including three HBO Premiere movies. Martell is a columnist with Script Magazine and The Hollywood Scriptwriter. His book The Secrets of Action Screenwriting is considered an industry standard. He is currently working on projects for several studios.

Jonny Lee Miller is one of the most talented British actors around today and his acting career has spanned the last 15 years in film, TV and theatre. Recent work includes the theatre production of Festen and Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda. He is now working on Aeon Flux with Charlize Theron.

Rankin has gained recognition as one of the world's leading photographers, as a publisher (Dazed & Confused, Rank and Another) and, most recently, video director, shooting commercials and his first short, Perfect (which screened at last year’s festival).

Sukhdev Sandhu writes for Vertigo and Sight and Sound, and is chief film critic for the Daily Telegraph. His book, London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined A City (HarperCollins), comes out in paperback in November.

John Simm is probably the busiest young actor in the UK. He rose steadily to recognition through his roles in Miranda, Wonderland, 24 Hour Party People and Human Traffic, in addition to the television drama Crime and Punishment, where he played the central character Raskolnikov.

Colin Vaines, currently executive vice president of European production at Miramax, has worked extensively in development and production at British Screen, Columbia Pictures, David Puttnam's production company Enigma, and the Film Consortium. Among the pictures he has most recently supervised or executive produced are Cold Mountain and Gangs Of New York.

Edgar Wright is currently being singled out as one of the UK’s most exciting directors. As well as shooting both series of top sitcom Spaced, he co-wrote and directed zom-rom-com Shaun Of The Dead, which opened to great acclaim in the UK and was described by original zombie master George Romero as his ‘favourite zombie film…aside from his own’.

Mackendrick Memorial Lecture: Terry Jones
The ex-Python and prolific filmmaker will screen a surprise film of his choice, followed by a Q&A session - [more]
A policeman taps into Taoist superpowers to save the world. An amazing combination of fantasy, martial arts and comedy. [more]
Old Boy
Kidnapped seemingly at random after a drunken night in police custody, Oh Dae-su is imprisoned by unseen captors for 15 years, and his wife is murdered. Suddenly released on the eve of staging his own breakout, he receives a wallet full of cash and a mobile phone, and an eventual bargain that, if he can work out why he was locked up, his tormentor will kill himself. If he fails, more people will die.[more]
Dead End Run
Dead End Run
Essentially comprised of three stories, linked by a wild chase down an alley, Dead End Run kicks off with a man being pursued by yakuza avengers. Drawn into the same alley is another man chased by a hitman, and then a third who is being pursued by the police.[more]
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