Schedule: 5th 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.


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.

Shorts Programme 5 Raindance 2012

Friday 28 September 18:15 | Friday 5 October 13:00


Phantom Father, The

Friday 5 October 13:30 | Sunday 7 October 16:45

This is the story of an American professor who is compelled to turn his back on a successful career and get on the road that takes him through danger, the unknown and the surreal, back to the roots to reclaim his identity.

After School Midnighters

Friday 5 October 13:15 | Sunday 7 October 14:30

Kunstlijk, an anatomy model that comes to live after midnight, tries to take on a trio of three teeny-tiny girls, delivering a fun ride through the deepest and darkest corners and hallways of the elite St. Claire Elementary School.

Despite The Gods

Tuesday 2 October 18:30 | Friday 5 October 15:00

Cinema’s prodigal daughter Jennifer Lynch braves the unmapped territory of Bollywood-Hollywood movie making, where chaos is the process and filmmaking doubles as a crash course in acceptance and self-realization.

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…

Cinema Six

Friday 5 October 15:30 | Sunday 7 October 17:30

Working at a movie theater is fun, and that's why Mason, Dennis, and Gabe have done it for years. But eventually years of neglecting the world outside the theater finally catch up to them. Now they have to make a decision; start on the long, hard path to maturity or stay at the theater where they can avoid customers, masturbate in the broom closet and figure out new uses for movie trailers.


Friday 5 October 15:45 | Saturday 6 October 17:30

'Normal' is a creative documentary based on controversial research that brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen. Drawing on original interviews with people working in the sex industry in Albania, Italy and the UK, documentary director and anthropologist Nicola Mai reveals their unheard voices.

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.

Barbarous Mexico 2010

Friday 5 October 17:30

1810: Miguel Hidalgo abolished slavery in Independent Mexico. 1910: John K. Turner published Barbarous Mexico, a book that revealed slave trading. Mexico 2010, the slavery networks still exist.

Andrew Bird: Fever Year

Friday 5 October 17:45

Tracing a year in the life of eclectic US indie-folk rocker Andrew Bird, Xan Aranda's documentary shuffles between live performances, interviews and behind the scenes footage to weave an intimate portrait of a boldly original performer.

From Tuesday To Tuesday

Friday 5 October 18:00 | Sunday 7 October 12:15

Juan is a fitness enthusiast who works at a factory, but his dream is to leave that job and start his own gym. After witnessing a crime, he is torn between his conscience and his dream, morality and blackmail.

Beaver Trilogy, The

Friday 5 October 20:00

Beaver Trilogy unveils the inner world of a fantastic character compelled to hide, yet at the same time, tell the world about his secret life.

Global Home

Friday 5 October 20:15

A feature length documentary film about a thrilling new way of travelling and an unexpected benefit of globalisation.

City Slacker

Friday 5 October 20:30 | Sunday 7 October 12.30

A highflying City Executive searches for an unambitious slacker to father a baby and be a stay at home dad while she continues her career.

Bad Hair Friday

Friday 5 October 21:00 | Sunday 7 October 12:00

 8 different stories... 8 ways to really fuck up a Friday! The paths of several groups cross during one violent night, and in the space of 24 hours, everything comes up for sale - sex, friendship, drugs… and people's lives. Meet spoiled rich brats, drugged-out punks, bottom-feeding criminal scum and a 70-year old gun in a violent showdown.

Give Me The Banjo

Friday 5 October 20:45 | Sunday 7 October 12:15

The quintessential American instrument, from its African roots to the present.  Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo features Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck.