2008 Festival Awards

To recognise the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 16th Raindance Film Festival in 2008, a number of jury prizes will be awarded. The winners will be announced before the screening of the Closing Night Film HUSH at the Cineworld Trocadero on Sunday 12 October at 7:30PM. The nominees are below and Jury winners are bolded:

UK FEATURE

*The Blue Tower
Dummy
Flick
Senseless
Zebra Crossings

UK SHORT *

Broken
Like Other People Do
Ottica Zero
Player
*Red Sands

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

*Estomago [Brazil]
Fine, Totally Fine [Japan]
Goliath [USA]
The Tour [Serbia/]
Watch Out [USA]

INTERNATIONAL SHORT

*A Juicy Turkey [France]
Little Minx Exquisite Corpse: Cara [USA]
Small Collection [USA]
The Tournament [Italy]
Trouble Sens [France]

DEBUT FEATURE

No Through Road [Australia]
*Production Office [Canada]
PVC-1 [Colombia]
The Rind [Uruguay]
This World of Ours [Japan]
Who is KK Downey? [Canada]

DOCUMENTARY

Agile, Mobile, Hostile [USA]
*Indestructible [USA]
Today, The Same Day Is Different [Spain]
Wings of Defeat [Japan]
Wild Blue Yonder [USA]

AUDIENCE AWARD [FEATURE]

New this year to the festival, the Audience Award will be given to the best feature film at the 16th Raindance Film Festival as selected by you. Make sure you grab a judging slip on your way into the screening and give us your vote on the way out!

*Zebra Crossing

* UK SHORT sponsored by Delta Airlines

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.

DAILYMOTION SHORT CIRCUIT AWARD

The Short Circuit Award is a new short film competition created by Raindance.tv to search for budding new talent. Filmmakers upload their 60 second short films to the Dailymotion website, where they will be judged by a panel of esteemed industry professionals, led by director Michael Winterbottom [24 Hour Party People, The Road to Guantanamo]. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 8th October at a gala screening of the 10 shortlisted finalists, held at the Rex Cinema in London. Visit www.dailymotion.com for more details. 

SAE DIGITAL SHORT FILM AWARD

Back for the third 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. The nominations for this year are: Alfie Is Go [USA],The Eye [Argentina], Fight [UK], Mime and Punishment [USA],
*Letter to Colleen [USA].

FILM OF THE FESTIVAL [SHORT]

For the fifth year running we are very excited to announce the Film of the Festival Award. The winner of last year’s award, UK filmmaker Tom Tagholm (“About de Truffe”), was selected for his unique and original style of filmmaking as well as demonstrating a strong passion for his art. Last year’s award was supported by Diesel who supported Tom’s win by funding his project to produce the 16th Raindance Film Festival trailer, which can be seen at www.raindance.co.uk. This year’s award is supported by the Independent Film Trust and the winner will make next year's cinema advert.

* Red Sands