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NIKON’s European Film Festival

nikon-european-film-festival-box (1)Another great competition!

More great prizes!

Get the details here: https://www.nikonfilmfestival.com/

Submission deadline: 5 January 2015

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Raindance Raw Talent’s feature film, Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey, directed by Ate De Jong, has been bought for distribution in Germany! Find out more here or follow @Raindance for more info!

Playing at the world’s best horror festivals:

Dublin Horrorthon on October 21st at 23.10
Our film plays Frightfest
Read this: Ain’t It Cool’s review
Read this: Kim Hudson’s review
Read this: Heyyouguys review

 


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