Schedule: 29 September

The Internet Filmmaker

Saturday 29 September 12:30

 What's the easiest way of making money from film? Nope, not Hollywood or Bollywood or any of the other -woods from around the world, but from that tool most of us use every single day - the Internet!


Friday 28 September 18:00 | Saturday 29 September 12:45

My name is Louis Després. I am 28 years old. I live in Montreal, in this fucking shit-hole of a province. I don’t know what I like. I don’t know who I like. I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I don’t know who I am. One thing I do know is that I am not the Other.

Vegetarian Cannibal

Thought-provoking to the point of shocking, Vegetarian Cannibal is a riveting character study of a ruthlessly amoral gynaecologist aided by a society that prefers not to look too closely.

Lottery Of Birth, The

Thursday 27 September 18:00 | Saturday 29 September 13:15 | Monday 1 October 12:45

From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational and commercial forces that shape who we are and what we do.

Center Of Gravity

Thursday 27 September 15:00 | Saturday 29 September 13:30

Center of Gravity deals with universal questions about love and our expectations toward the beloved, the thin line that simultaneously divides and unites one another.

Die Standing Up

Saturday 29 September 15:00

A promoter of socialism and the Cuban Revolution, when faced with a fatal illness, decides to undertake a personal revolution, to welcome the woman he has always had inside him.

Noise Matters

Saturday 29 September 15:15

In this satire a group of eccentric characters explores the art of making noise using everyday objects in a world where noise really matters.

Shorts Programme 18 | Best UK

Friday 28 September 13:00 Saturday 29 September 15:30|

The best British Shorts in our opinion, at this year's Raindance Film Festival.

Banaz: A Love Story

Saturday 29 September 15:45 | Monday 1 October 16:00

Banaz was brutally murdered by her family in 2006 in an honour killing. This film tells Banaz’s story and the story of the police team that didn’t give up on her case and brought her killers to justice.

Secrets Of Action Screenwriting

Saturday 29 September - 16:00

 Hollywood based screenwriter William C Martell has an astonishing 20 screenplay credits on produced films. He joins Raindance as a juror, and presents a series of lunchtime script workshops for a fiver. Don't miss this chance to study with a professional.

Shorts Programme 6

Sunday 29 September 17:30

Screening: Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli 16'47 Deus In Machina 29' The Cats 24'13

Be Seeing You

Saturday 29 September 17:45

Besançon 1967. A strike was called for at Rhodiaceta, a textile plant which is part of the Rhône-Poulenc trust. That strike was unsual in so far as the workers refused to dissociate the industrial conflict from its cultural background. The major claims didn't only concern wages or security of employment, the workers were also questioning the current lifestyle imposed on them by society.


Saturday 29 September 18:00 | Monday 1 October 15:45

She hid from the world for years. All she wants now is to escape.

Documentary Case Study - Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Saturday 29 September 18:15

A discussion between filmmaker Jesse Vile and documentary distributor Oli Harbottle.

Salesman, The

Saturday 29 September 18:30 | Sunday 30 September 12:30

Marcel Lévesque, a savvy, quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, has only one thing on his mind: getting his beloved American cars off the snowy lot. One day he sells a brand new truck to François Paradis, a laid-off worker from the mill, leading to repercussions Marcel never imagined


Saturday 29 September 20:00 | Tuesday 2 October 15:15

The lives of two women collide in this Finnish thriller.  Elli a student struggling with debt, finding herself drawn into an ever seedier world to pay the bills and Iris, a debt collector for whom violence is all part of the job.  Events conspire to draw these two together in unexpected and dramatic fashion.

In Search Of Blind Joe Death, The Saga Of John Fahey

Friday 28 September 12:30 | Saturday 29 September 20:15 | Thursday 4 October 20:00

A feature documentary about the composer, guitarist, author and provocateur John Fahey (1939-2001). The film combines live action and archival footage with animation in a kinetic, musically charged tribute.

Dark Hearts

Saturday 29 September 20:30 | Tuesday 2 October 16:00

When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.

NYman with a Movie Camera – a film by Michael Nyman

Saturday 29 September 20:45

Conceived and Directed by Michael Nyman, this 67-minute feature is a reconstruction of Dziga Vertov's 'Man With A Movie Camera', followed with a Q&A with Nyman himself.


Saturday 29 September 21:00 | Tuesday 2 October 15:00

Starring Jeremy Irons, Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and a political wake-up call.