Now in its 23rd year, the festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative films and uncovering the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. Raindance-premiered hits include Memento, Old Boy, the Blair Witch Project, Pusher, Ghost World and Love Exposure. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.
In 2013 Raindance launched its VOD platform, Raindance Releasing, which provides online distribution for the independent and alternative films that Raindance screens. Providing great content at a fair price for filmmakers and audiences, Raindance Releasing is a place to experience the Raindance Film Festival year round.
A dedicated web series festival, Web Fest, will also return to Raindance for its third year. It takes place on 25th to 27th September 2015, during Raindance Film Festival, and will feature a packed schedule of screenings and panel discussions with industry experts, covering topics from digital storytelling, to creating the social TV experience.
Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards, the Raindance Web Fest, the British Independent Series Awards and Raindance Releasing.