We have some terrific events at the Festival this year.

Events 1: Wednesday 30 Sept to Monday 5 Oct

LIVE: Jail Guitar Doors: Screening + Gig (with special guest!)

Jail Guitar Doors is an inspiring documentary which tells the story of Billy Bragg's independent initiative that aims to provide instruments to those who are using music as a means of achieving the rehabilitation of prison inmates.
The screening will be followed by a gig featuring Billy Bragg (full set), Get Cape..Wear Cape.Fly (full band),Wayne Kramer (MC5), Chris Shifflett (Foo Fighters) The Rotten Hill Gang (feat. Mick Jones), as well as Jail Guitar Doors graduates Leon Walker and Jonny Neesom.
There are also some very special guests to be announced. We're not kidding - you really want to be at this gig...

GIG: Raindance Film Café Opening Night

A brand new venue, and a brand new concept for independent film in the heart of London's West End. Opening night music with Billy Childish.

NETWORK: Raindance Film Café Opening Night - Filmmakers Networking Drinks

Join us for a late evening: affordable drinks, good music and visuals – it’s our treat.

PANEL: Digital Democracy

In this session the panel will outline and discuss ways to use social media and other digital platforms to develop, make and distribute creative content that engages audiences on multiple levels and in new ways.

SEMINAR: Martell - Guerilla Marketing Your Script

How to make your own connections, find producers interested in your script, get readings and studio meetings, sell without an agent or manager.

WORKSHOP: Low Budget Make Up

Marc Price (director), Michelle Webb (Head of Make-up on Colin) and Justin Hayles (Producer / Assistant Make-up on Colin) teaching and talking about their techniques and secrets used to "zombify" humans on the making of COLIN.

PANEL: Colin Q&A

The Making Of Colin: Q&A in the presence of Marc Price: writer, director, producer, cameraman, sound designer, editor, grader, and zombie extra for COLIN, Leigh Crocombe: practical special fx and various zombies and humans for COLIN, Alastair Kirton: lead actor 'Colin' and Helen Grace: sales and distribution of COLIN.

PARTY: Chinese Night

To celebrate the Chinese Films screening at Raindance, we are proud to present, direct from China, a special night with NEW PANTS, the electro and new wave group fronted by Panda Candy’s director Peng Lei.

NETWORK: Filmmakers Networking Drink - Saturday 03/10

Join us for a late evening: affordable drinks, good music and visuals – it’s our treat.

SEMINAR: Martell - Tweak Your Idea Machine

How to find and develop ideas that Hollywood is looking for and you are passionate about.

LIVE: A Day In The Life Of My Underpants + Hugh Metcalfe & Penny Rimbaud

Hugh Metcalfe (I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here), Penny Rimbaud (Strictly Come Dancing) and Tony Barber (X Factor) extemporise live over the super-8mm projection of Hugh’s new film. Also screening are new music videos by A-Soma (Draps Bruts) and Earth Culture (Follow the Truth) as well as Mick Duffields’s recently refound 8mm footage of performance pieces by Exit, dating from the early ’70s and featuring Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher.

GIG: Patrik Fitzgerald Acoustic Gig

Attila the Stockbroker & Scrappy Hood – Unplugged and Underground!
Gig followed by "All The Years Of Trying"

PERFORMANCE: Plug & Play Monday 5/10

One hour slot in the afternoon at Raindance Film Café, for you to show your precious audio-visual stuff; (short movies, video art, short documentaries, live vj session) in our big screen and loud speakers. Invite your buddies, bring your film crew and join us for a plug and play session!

EVENT: Live!Ammunition!

Have you got a great idea for a movie? This is it!
Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top British film executives

PARTY: Live!Ammunition Party!

The three things film producers love at this After Party: screenwriters, great ideas and alcohol. Bring your business cards.

NETWORK: Filmmakers Networking Drink - Monday 5/10

Join us for a late evening: affordable drinks, good music and visuals – it’s our treat.