Schedule: 03 October

Bill Martell - Screenwriting Workshops

Various dates, times & locations

 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.

Over My Dead Body

Sunday 30 September 18:15 | Wednesday 3 October 12:45

A film following the life of Dave St-Pierre, Canadian provocateur dance choreographer suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, filmed over a two-year period of his life.

Shorts Programme 3 Raindance 2012

Monday 1 October 18:15 | Wednesday 3 October 13:00

Another collection of sparkling shorts.

About The Pink Sky

Tuesday 2 October 17:30 | Wednesday 3 October 13:30

Izumi finds a wallet with cash, and lends some to a man. When she returns it to its owner, however, he notices the missing money.

Ballroom Dancer

Monday 1 October 18:00 | Wednesday 3 October 15:00

Celebrated Russian dancer Slavik Kryklyvyy returns to the circuit after a nearly career-stopping injury in this intimate and insightful documentary.

Ascent, The

Sunday 30 September 20:45 | Wednesday 3 October 15:15

Jovan struggles to finish his first novel, removing himself to his friend’s country estate in order to write in peace. At the secluded estate live a very strange family who don’t have contact with civilization. Zeko, head of the family, is sadist authority whose word, will and unique world-view can’t be challenged by family members. Jovan slowly gets used to life with them, and decides to stay with them a little longer. But, it’s not up to him to decide how much longer.

Black Smoke Rising

Sunday 30 September 20:30 | Wednesday 3 October 15:30

Grieving, drinking and smoking his way through life day by day, blues musician Jonah is compelled to go on a ghostly scavenger hunt by his recently deceased brother Rafe. Only it seems Rafe may have come along for the ride.

Locked In A Garage Band

Monday 1 October 21:00 | Wednesday 3 October 15:45

 A high school rock band on the verge of breaking up gets locked in their garage for a day.

Percival's Big Night

Sunday 30 September 18:30 | Wednesday 3 October 16:00

Percy's night unfolds in one single shot as he pursues the love of his life, who has never noticed him. Until Now.

Kill Me

Wednesday 3 October 17:30 | Friday 5 October 15:15

Since her brother’s death, 15-year-old Adèle feels stifled by her sad and lonely life on a remote farm with her parents in the German country side. When she meets murderer-on-the-run Timo, 43-year-old, she agrees to help him escape to Marseilles if he promises to release her from her painful life by killing her…

OLO, The Boy From Tibet

Wednesday 3 October 17:45

A story of a boy who travelled through the Himalayas to flee Tibet when he was six.

My Father and the Man in Black

Wednesday 3 October 18:00 | Friday 5 October 16:00

Using voiceover narration, archive footage, audio diaries and heavily stylised recreations, former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Holiff unravels the personal and professional mysteries of his father Saul, who served as agent and manager for Johnny Cash throughout the '60s and '70s.


Wednesday 3 October 18:30 | Saturday 6 October 13:00

StringCaesar, shot inside prisons with inmates and actors, creates a fascinating dialogue between the historical story of a young Julius Caesar and the drama of incarceration in the 21st century. These stories  linked by common themes   - of human passion, rivalry, enmity and friendship, visceral and latent violence - bridge the millennia.” The prisoner who becomes a Caesar. The Caesar who rules a cell.

Shorts Programme 7 Raindance 2012

Wednesday 3 October 18:15



Wednesday 3 October 20:00 | Friday 5 October 12:45

Growing up stifled by the conventions of traditional accordion music, this documentary charts the course of Kimmo Pohjonen's life as he revolutionized the instrument, and pushed its sound into startling and visceral new directions.

Night Too Young, A

Wednesday 3 October, 20:15 | Thursday 4 October, 12:45

Two boys find themselves in a young girl’s flat with two other men and here they experience their first encounter with love and sexuality. The children lose track of time. They were expected home long ago. They drink, throw up and are intoxicated by love and “the shameless, unbridled and licentious” world in which David, Kateřina and Štěpán live.


Wednesday 3 October 20:30

A young secretary, lacking in self-esteem, becomes victim of savage killer but somehow finds resources of courage to fight back and escape.

The Reel - Content is King

Wednesday 3 October 20:45

Join The Reel in celebrating the very best examples of this ‘branded content’, screening flicks that’ll tickle your funny bone, dampen your tear-ducts and boggle your brainbox.

Luna Mesa

Wednesday 3 October 21:00 | Saturday 6 October 12:45

Luna discovers her dead lover's notebook filled with cryptic messages.  The book will lead Luna to the ends of the earth and beyond.