Saturday 08 October 20:00

Awards at Raindance

Festival Awards

To recognize the outstanding achievements of the filmmakers showcased at the 19th Raindance Film Festival, a number of jury prizes will be awarded:


The winners will be announced on Saturday 08 October..

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE presented by Lomography

Just Between UsJust Between Us / Rajko Grlic - Croatia
WINNER

UK Premiere
Saturday 08 October 18:15 Book Online Now
Set in contemporary Zagreb, Just Between Us is a beautifully told tale of infidelity charting the convoluted love lives of two middle-aged brothers, their wives and their mistresses.

No Return No Return / Miguel Cohan – Spain / Argentina

UK Premiere
Sunday 09 October 16:30 Book Online now
An innocent man is wrongly accused of a deadly hit and run accident. A story of guilt and responsibility in a spiral with no return.

After Fall, Winter After Fall, Winter/ Eric Schaeffer - USA

Europe Premiere
Saturday 01 October 20:45 Book Online Now
Winter is a secretive, dangerous, sexy love story about a French dominatrix who falls in love with a New York writer in Paris. The incredible sequel to Schaeffer’s Fall, this film of a destructive love affair in Paris is a tragic romance that will linger with you long after it ends.

 

Youth 2 Come As You AreYouth H2 "Come As You Are" / Kota Yoshida - Japan

International Premiere
Saturday 01 October 16:30 Book Online Now
Haruo Yasuoka is an actor, but works in a rental DVD shop to earn a living. When the beautiful “Momose” starts working there, Haruo is confronted by his attraction to her, although his strict eductation inables him to do anything about it. When Haruo asks his roommate “Non” to help him with his problem, her passion for him brings her to accept the proposition.

War Games

War Games / Cosimo Alemà - Italy

UK Premiere
Friday 07 October 18:15 Book Online now
A game of paintball turns deadly when three unhinged and deranged ex-soldiers play a twisted mind game of catch and release with their unsuspecting victims. This quickly leads to a bloody man hunt where everyone is a target, and no one is safe.

BEST UK presented by Yahoo! Movies

Acts of GodfreyActs Of Godfrey / Johnny Daukes - UK

World Premiere
Friday 30th September 21:15 Book Online Now
When God (AKA Godfrey) decides to improve the flagging prospects of Vic, he pairs him up with the uprincipled and sexually predatory Mary. But even with Godfrey's divine powers, the path of true love is best with the twists and turns of fate.

A Thousand Kisses DeepA Thousand Kisses Deep / Dana Lustig - UK

World Premiere
Thursday 29 September 18:45 / Friday 30 September 12 Noon Book Online Now
Caught in a timeless world of passions and betrayals, Mia searches for the truth behind a mysterious woman's death.

FlutterFlutter / Giles Borg - UK

Europe Premiere
Wednesday O5 Octover 18:15
Book Online Now
John is a professional gambler but when he meets a beautiful and mysterious new bookie his life starts to spiral out of control. A modern morality tale.

HollowHollow/ Michael Axelgaard - UK

Europe Premiere
Saturday 01 October 18:45 Book Online Now
On holiday in the english countryside, two young couples uncover an ancient evil. Without each other, they will not survive.

SeamonstersSeamonsters / Julian Kerridge - UK

World Premiere
Saturday 08 October 21:00 Book Online Now
Teenagers in a seaside town, sharing their last summer together before tragedy splits them forever. Seamonsters is a warm, truthful and funny story of two best mates, Sam and Kieran, entranced by the same  girl. Lori is a wild child, mercurial and beautiful and the boys find themselves caught up in her whirlwind of self-destruction.

Stranger ThingsStranger Things / Eleanor Burke - UK
WINNER

UK Premiere
Friday 07 October 18:45
Book Online Now
An unusual and touching bond develops when grieving Oona reaches out to a mysterious homeless man, offering him a place to stay in her shed.

 

BEST DEBUT presented by Digital Cinema Media

Tilt Tilt / Viktor Chouchkov Jr. - Bulgaria
WINNER

UK Premiere
Thursday 29 September 15:20 Book Online now
This Bulgarian coming-of-age drama is about four friends who dream of opening up their own bar. Things get complicated when one of them falls in love, the group are busted for illegal distribution of pornography and exiled from their home country.

SynchronisitySynchronicity / Joe Tanaka - Japan

International Premiere
Saturday 08 October 18:45 Book Online Now
A story about a boy and a girl loafing around in Tokyo who come to be subjected to severe trials.

 

Exteriors Exteriors / Marie Kristiansen - Norway

International Premiere
Saturday 08 October 16:15 & Sunday 09 October 10:15 Book Online Now
The film follows two girls, PEARL and SKYE, both struggling foreign actresses in LA during pilot season. They're both up for the same part.

On The Way HomeOn The Way Home / Emiliano Corapi - Italy

UK Premiere
Friday 07 October 16:00 & Saturday 08 October 10:15
Book Online Now
Alberto, to save his company, becomes a courier for a criminal organization. he hides the truth of his trips from his wife, until a rival gang breaks into his house...

Restive Restive/ Jeremiah Jones - USA

International Premiere
Tuesday 04 October 20:45 Wednesday 05 October 14:15 Book Online Now
A woman and her child are pursued through the woods by two red-neck brothers, in this atmospheric, abstract thriller that touches on religious themes of redemption and revenge.

BEST MICROBUDGET FEATURE presented by Electric Sheep

Monk3ysMONK3YS / Drew Cullingham - UK
WINNER

World Premiere
Wednesday 04 October 21:00 Book Online Now
Voluntarily locked in a cell for 48 hours with no restrictions and no outside help three emotional archetypes battle for psychological supremacy before they can be destroyed by their own weaknesses.

Julius CaesarJulius Caesar / Adam Lee Hamilton & John Montegrande - UK

World Premiere
Thurdsay 05 October 14:00 Book Online Now
The world is Rome, the story is now, the brutality is soul destroyingly real and opinions are as divided as the loyalties.

Uspomene 667

Uspomene 677 / Mirko Pincelli – Bosnia Herzegovina / UK

UK Premiere
Friday 30 September 20:30 & Saturday 01 October 14:15 Book Online Now
In a Bosnia fighting for EU membership yet threatened by possible return to war, the new generations, often in contrast with their parents, are desperate to find a way to live together for a different, peaceful tomorrow. Will they succeed?

Meso CafeMeso Cafe / Ja’far ‘Abd al-Hamid - UK

World Premiere
Saturday 02 October 21:15 Book Online Now
In February 2003, an underground blogger arrives in London to campaign against UN Sanctions on Iraq. Falling in love is not part of the plan.

Black PondBlack Pond / Tom Kingsley - UK

World Premiere
Sunday 02 October 21:15
Book Online Now
An ordinary family are accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Stars BAFTA winner Chris Langham and award-winning comic Simon Amstell.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY presented by VICE

White ButtonWhite Button / Igor Stoimenov - Serbia

UK Premiere
Thursday 05 October 16:30 Book Online Now  
This documentary film delves into the effects Western popular culture had on a very particular communist country - this being the former Yugoslavia. 
 

The Echoes Of Astro Boy's FootstepsThe Echo Of Astro Boy's Footsteps / Masanori Tominaga - Japan

European Premiere
Wednesday 04 October 18:45 Book Online Now
The man who created the sounds of the future, legendary sound designer Matuo Ohno in 1963, animated TV show "Astro Boy" hit the airwaves - and it all began from here.

Where My Heart BeatsWhere My Heart Beats / Khazar Fatemi - Sweden

World Premiere
Saturday 08 October 16:00, Sunday 09 October 10:00 Book Online Now
A poetic journey of self discovery and a powerful dedication to the humanity of the innocent people of Afghanistan, who have suffered so much for so long.

 

How To Start A RevolutionHow to Start A Revolution / Ruaridh Arrow - UK
WINNER

European Premiere
Sunday 02 October 19:00 Book Online Now
HOW TO START A REVOLUTION is the remarkable untold story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on non-violent revolution.

Heaven + EarthHeaven + Earth + Joe Davis / Peter Sasowsky - USA

UK Premiere
Saturday 01 October 17:30 & Sunday 02 October 10:00 Book Online Now
A fascinating and genuinely profound film, offering insight into one man’s truly unique mind. Joe Davis is a scientist, an artist a poet and a philosopher. This documentary depicts his world in great detail and depth.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORTS

The Lady Paranorma The Lady Paranorma / Vincent Marcone - Canada

Sunday 09 October 14:00  Book Online Now
Estranged from the rest of the townsfolk, an eccentric lady is haunted by ghostly whispers, and follows their eerie call to an unusually happily ever after.

Martyr FridayMartyr Friday / Abu Bakr Shawky - Egypt

Sunday 09 October 14:00  Book Online Now
Filmed in Cairo during Egypt's revolution in 2011, this short documentary captures the dramatic events from the heart of Tahrir Square during the last days of Mubarak's presidency.

WordsWords /  Sven Vinge - Denmark
WINNER

Sunday 09 October 14:00 Book Online Now  
A stranger, apparently a great fan of the author, asks for a signed copy of Strøm's recent novel ... the one with the girl.


ZoltonZoltan- The Hungarian Gangster of Love
/ Justin Reardon - USA

Sunday 09 October 14:00  Book Online Now
A Felliniesque adventure centering on the Don Juan of a remote Hungarian Village during his daily quest to satisfy his lust for women.

Hemingway's Pen Hemingway's Pen / Renzo Carbonera - Italy

Sunday 09 October 14:00 Book Online Now
Life can make you dependent on things and fragile - something Claudia found out when she went back to Lignano following the death of her father - whom she hadn't seen for years - and got caught up in the mystery of a pen that had once belonged to Hemingway.
                                       

BEST UK SHORT presented by Raindance TV

This Side of the AfterlifeThis Side of the Afterlife  / Adam Horton - England

Sunday 09 October 17:30  Book Online Now
A failing actor who can communicate with the dead starts a second career by setting up a ghost walk business whereby the ghosts pick-pocket the guests...with things not quite going as planned.

God ViewGod View /  Billy Lumby - UK

Sunday 09 October 17:30 Book Online Now
From an unusual perspective, we follow Philip around his neighbourhood in Hackney, East London. He is mentally unwell and misses his wife and daughter very much.

The Girl Is Mime The Girl Is Mime / Tim Bunn - UK

Sunday 09 October 17:30  Book Online Now
Clive Buckle is being questioned about the murder of his wife. Interrogation brings back a slew of memories, some good, some bad...some sexy.


Love At First Sight

Love At First Sight / Michael Davies - UK
WINNER

Sunday 09 October 17:30  Book Online Now
Do you believe in love at first sight? When Arthur spots Ruth he knows in his heart that it's true...
.

 

Rough SkinRough Skin / Cathy Brady - UK

Sunday 09 October 17:30 Book Online Now
After nine months in prison, Kelly struggles to adjust to life in the family home with her mother. The foundations of their relationship are shaken when Kelly’s closely guarded secret is uncovered.

Nominations Raindance Film Festival 2011