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
- clickhere 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.
Raindance Film Festival
Tuesday 11th October 2005
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
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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.[more]
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.[more]
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. [more]