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"Record breaking crowds, sold out screenings, live music, loud raucous parties and great films. This is what an independent film festival should be. Raindance has become what Sundance used to be fifteeen years ago."

Award Winners Announced

The jury has spoken

Faye Dunaway attends Raindance

Pictures of Faye Dunaway arriving at the screening of her film, Flick, directed by David Howard

Tiscali/Raindance Online Film Festival Starts

Watch films online for free.

Win Gibson Guitars at Raindance

At certain screenings, a Gibson Epipone guitar is given away.

Producer Jesse Vile picks his Top 5

Electric Apricot, Goliath, No Through Road, Production Office, Who Is KK Downey?
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Festival Director Elliot Grove picks his Top 5

Wellness, Who Is KK Downey?, A Life in the Death of Joe Meek, One Day Removal, PVC-1,
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You have seen the new Raindance cinema advert, right?

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Dailymotion.com and Raindance announce Short Circuit

02 September 08 Read the press release
See Elliot Grove talking about Short Circuit

2008 Lineup Announced

02 September 08 Read the press release

Festival Passes go on sale

There are a limited number of passes for sale.

Sony Ericsson Competition

Mike Figgis has joined forces with Sony Ericsson to make a new short film entirely out of everyday people’s mobile phone photographs.

The film – titled ‘Life Captured’ – is being shown as part of the 16th Raindance Film Festival in London on the 2nd of October. And of course with Mike, you can expect to see something that is ground-breaking in every sense; from content, to score, to production and beyond, the final cut will be incredibly unique and definitely a first of its kind.

From July 14th, Mike will invite budding filmmakers and anyone who wants to showcase their own unique lives to submit a storyboard consisting of mobile phone snapshots under time categories set by the director. Once uploaded, the storyboards can be viewed by anyone from close friends to the biggest names in Hollywood.

For those of you curious as to what life is like around the world, there will also be a compare and contrast function on the project's website to view submitted storyboards from the participating countries around Europe, Middle East and Africa – 19 countries have signed up to date [only participating countries can apply].

Check out the Sony Ericsson competition entries