Oscar-Qualifier: Film of the Festival
Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK, currently rated top 10 international film festival for filmmakers to consider, according to studiobinder. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.
Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.
- World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
- Masterclasses with special guests
- Raindance Industry Forum – talks and panels
- Raindance Virtual and Augmented Reality Strand
- Networking events
Each year, Raindance attracts dozens of thousands of visitors including hundreds of industry professionals into London.
Amongst others, Raindance has hosted the UK premieres of What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, Memento, Humpday, Love Exposure, Ghost World, Capturing the Friedmans, Down Terrace, I Origins and Old Boy. Our programming receives plaudits from press and public alike.
Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Terry Gilliam, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed. Over the last few years our international Jury has included Sean Bean, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Martin Freeman, Gareth Edwards, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Scott, Tom Waits, Vicky McClure and Sheridan Smith among top UK industry guest jurors.
Raindance members can submit one short/music video or a feature at half price. If you are a member email [email protected] to receive your unique waiver code. Please include your membership number and expiry date. To join Raindance please go to: https://www.raindance.org/membership-hubs/
Raindance Jury Awards:
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Performance
- Best International Feature
- Best UK Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short of the Festival
- Best UK Short
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Animation Short
- Best Music Video
Raindance Special Awards:
- Film of the Festival
- Spirit of the Festival
Raindance Immersive Stories Awards:
- Best Immersive Game
- Best Interactive NarrativeExperience
- Best Cinematic Experience
- Best Animated Experience
- Best Documentary Experience
- Outstanding Achievement in Art
- Outstanding Achievement in Audio
- British Award: Best UK Experience
- Discovery Award: Best Debut Experience
- Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Experience of the Festival