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THIRTEENTH RAINDANCE FESTIVAL DVD

Raindance has released its new DVD of shorts from the most recent festival. You can buy one for the low price of 15 (plus 1.25 p and p).

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LATEST NEWS...

The dust has now settled on the 13th Raindance Film Festival, the most successful festival to date. Admissions rose from 16,000 to just over 18,000 and the festival received the most glowing press coverage to date - click here for the festival press gallery. Furthermore, a number of films secured distribution deals as a result of their festival screening, proving that the industry is starting to truly take notice of our discoveries. And finally we are delighted to welcome Vanessa Redgrave as a new patron of the festival after her visit this year as the Alexander Mackendrick Memorial lecturer.

We are now in the process of compiling the fourth Raindance DVD which will feature a selection of the best shorts from the last festival - this is due for release early in t he new year, so keep an eye on the website.

For those already thinking ahead to the next festival and dreaming of screening their film, you have until some time yet. The festival will start accepting submissions in March, whilst in the meantime our intrepid team of programmers scour the world and its festivals. We won't stop in our quest to make Raindance keep finding the best indie films for your pleasure.

Best wishes

Oli Harbottle
Producer
Raindance Film Festival


Tuesday 11th October 2005
Jury Prizes

Official Selection Feature – Canary (Japan)
Official Selection Short – A Monk’s Awakening (France)

 

UK Feature – Rollin’ With The Nines
UK Short – Six Shooter

 

Debut Feature – The Gingerbread Man (USA)

Documentary – Punk: Attitude (UK) - Special Jury Commendation for Riot On! (Finland)

 

Diesel Film of the Festival – Right Place (Japan)
Tiscali Short Film Award – Cricker Crack (UK)
The Big Issue Short Film Award – The Ends (UK)

Sunday 9th October 2005

For the latest photos from the 13th Raindance Film Festival, click below to visit XRPhotography.co.uk. Thanks to Xavier Rashid.

XRPhotography.co.uk

Browse down to today's highlights from the Raindance Film Festival.

Check out the pictures taken on Wednesday with Martin Clunes and Brian Blessed. With thanks to Peter Johnson. Visit the press room or click here

TOP TEN FROM THE RAINDANCE OFFICE - click name to view.

Chris Thomas
Suzanne Ballantyne

Elliot Grove

HOT OFF THE PRESS
Read Grove Speaks - click here for the bumperfest edition!

For closing night film details - CLICK HERE

Also - go check out our festival highlights below.

To browse the festival you can scroll through the drop-down list above right or you can view by film by using the a-z list below right.

Welcome to the all-new Raindance Film Festival website 2005.

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BROWSE THE ARCHIVES

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Hari Om
Feature
Hari Om (Vijay Raaz; Monsoon Wedding) is an auto-rickshaw driver. He is easy going, philosophical and a terrible gambler. When he loses in a fixed card game with local gangsters, he is forced to hand over his cab, and his livelihood, to save his life.
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Red Restraint
Feature
Incorrigible schmoozer Arai’s work and private life are all but indivisible. Graced with an overbearing charm and good humour, Arai is a hit with everyone in his circles as he flits between clients and girlfriends, but his true intentions remain unfathomable behind his smile.
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Closing Night Film:
Secuestro Express
Feature
This film oozes energy and tension from the first frame to the last, not letting its audience off the hook for a second. Director Jonathan Jakubowitz's choice to shoot the film using DV brings a startling sense of reality to this undeniably powerful debut feature.
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FEATURES a-z

06/05

36 Quai des Orfevres

A


About a Girl


Absolut


All the Knowledge in the World


Antibodies


The Art of Losing


Barbed Wire


Battle In Heaven


Billy Childish Is Dead

A Bittersweet Life


Bound to Lose


Bride of Silence


Buy It Now


Can You See Me?


Canary


Cavite


Cool!


Dead Girl


The Devil and Daniel Johnston


Dumplings


Edmond


Ellie Parker


Evil Aliens


Excavating Taylor Mead


Feedback


The Fever


Ghost in the Shell 2


The Gingerbread Man


The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai


The Great Ecstasy of
Robert Carmichael


The Great Water


Gunner Palace

Guy X


Hamlet’s Revenge


Hari Om


High School Record


Hitler's Hit Parade


I’m Still Here /
Russia/ Chechnya
Voices Of Dissent


Johanna


Keller – Teenage Wasteland

Kihachiro Kawamoto Animation


Late Bloomer


A Letter to True

Longest Penalty in the World

Mad Hot Ballroom

The Making of a Film Idol


Manga


Mullets and Bars

Night Watch


No Limits

Ochon-Chan
/ Osampo

One Step Behind

The Outsider

Peep Tv Show


Pilgrimage

The Prodigy


Punk: Attitude


Rag Tale


Red Coloured Grey Truck


Red Mercury


Red Restraint
/ Red Seed

Replay Revenge /
Being Osama


Revenge of the
Teenage Zombies


Riot On!

Rollin' with the Nines


The Roost


Sam Jackson’s
Secret Video Diary


Santiago Days


Secuestro Express


Small Step, Giant Leap

Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party

Turtles on Their Backs

TV Party


Unconscious

The Wedding Dress

What’s Your Name 41? /
The Bridge


Wickham Road


The Wolf

Young Rebels


Yumeno

SHORTS a-z

Animated Display

Big Issue Showcase 1

Big Issue Showcase 2

Comedy Screen

Documentary 1

Documentary 2

Flaming Creatures

Full Tilt Satori

HD Fest

Lost Sensations

No Way Out

Official Selection

Paradise Lounge

Raindance Kids

Symphony Orchestra

Suburban Tales

Tiscali Awards Shortlist

UK Selection

SPECIAL EVENTS

Billy Childish

Closing Night Party


Director Focus
– Jonathan Jakubowicz


Financing Panel

HDFest Panel: HD Cameras HDFest Panel: HD Editing

Internet Distribution Panel

Journalism Panel

Live!Ammunition!

Mackendrick Memorial:
Vanessa Redgrave


Marketing Panel

Media Whore

99-Minute Film School

Networking Party

Opening Night Party

Smirnoff Experience

Sonic City Showcase

Straight8 Showcase

Tank TV Showcase and Panel

The US Perspective