Our Sponsors

Our sponsors share a passion for cinema and the arts and without their very generous contributions, and without the help and support of the hard working people behind them, Raindance would not be able to survive.

Principal Sponsors

Apollo Cinemas

New this year, Apollo Cinemas is proud to be the principal sponsor of the Raindance Film Festival. Apollo Piccadilly hosts the opening and closing night gala celebrations as well as the Festival screenings.

The Blake Penthouses

Location + Space = Art. 37 Luxury apartments in the heart of the Regent Street Quarter, W1 London, will serve as the setting for The Blake Penthouse Project. Later this year, The Blake Penthouses development site will host a plethora of exclusive cultural activities featuring the work of some of the most exciting artists, designers and musicians in the world. Check the web site at www.theblakepenthouses.com from mid-October for further details...

Major Sponsor

Delta (Since 2006)

After a successful 3rd year, Raindance welcomes Delta as the official airline of the festival. Delta supports the Best UK Short Film Award with a prize of a return ticket to anywhere in the US. The prize was designed to give UK filmmakers the opportunity to attend screenings of their film in US festivals. And through the “Delta Filmmaker Flyover” scheme, Delta Air Lines will once again be enabling US filmmakers to fly to London to attend their films’ screenings at the Raindance Film Festival.

Supporting Partners

Bitch Rabbit (since 1998)

Raindance has enjoyed the premium design services of Bitch Rabbit since 1998. Bitch Rabbit have helped to give Raindance a truly unique style.

New Day Pictures (since 2008)

Returning to Raindance for a second year, New Day Pictures offer a full range of facilities from kit hire to the edit including a full avid media compose, HD/SD and a wide range of video cameras.

Independent Film Trust (since 2004)

A charity which raises money to advance the cause of independent filmmaking by working with the Raindance Film Festival, the British Independent Film Awards, and other independent film projects in the UK deemed worthy by the trustees

Raindance.tv (since 2007)

A quality Web 2.0 service with over 100 hours of quality shorts, features and documentaries screening on www.raindance.tv and 14 additional platforms including Dailymotion, Vuze, and Babelgum.

Cultural Partners

Instituto Cervantes (Since 2006)

Instituto Cervantes makes it possible to meet the import/export costs of Spanish language films screened at Raindance. Cervantes also helps Raindance to source the newest and most cutting edge films from Spain and Spanish speaking countries. 

Japan Foundation (since 2005)

The Japan Foundation supports Raindance’s Way Out East Japanese film programme which helps us to cover the costs of shipping the films to and from Japan.

Italian Cultural Institute (since 2002)

The ICI makes it possible to meet the import/export costs of Italian films screened at Raindance. The ICI also assists Raindance is sourcing the best new Italian films.

Media Partners

Total Film (returning sponsor)

Raindance is delighted to announce its media partnership with Total Films. It is one of
the UK's best-selling film magazines which offers news, reviews and features. This year, Total Film supports the Award For Outstanding Achievement In Independent Film

Electric Sheep Magazine (since 2008)

Electric Sheep is the film magazine for lovers of offbeat, left-field and cult cinema, published by Wallflower Press. It is proud to be associated to the Raindance Film Festival through various cross-promotion activities and joint events.

Little White Lies (debut year)

New this year, Raindance welcomes Little White Lies, an independent movie magazine that features cutting edge writing, illustration and photography to get under the skin of cinema.

Absolute Radio (debut year)

Absolute Radio, the UK's national pop and rock radio station,is proud to announce its new partnership with Raindance. Absolute Radio recently launched a new name and a whole new attitude, adding a little spice and creating a brand spanking new radio station that will blow your socks off.

London Calling (debut year)

Also new this year, London Calling is one of the most innovative arts marketing and audience development solution providers in the UK.

Don’t Panic (since 2008)

For the second year Raindance is associated with Don't Panic, a unique free publication found in carefully selected independent shops, bars, universities and art spaces. Also distributed outside alternative music events and launch parties, it contains all sorts of arts and culture goodies and information for cities all around the world with the emphasis on design and the future of our planet.

Raindance would like to thank all the partners that helped with the making of this year's festival trailer.

Agenda Collective
Royal Institute Of British Architects
Tate Post
The Old Truman Brewery
Alpha Grip
Christine Blundell Make Up Academy