PRESS RELEASE October 7, 2013

The 21st Raindance Film festival came to a close this weekend, with the winning films in eleven categories announced at the festival’s annual awards ceremony at Vue, Piccadilly on Saturday 5th October.

Over two weeks Raindance hosted over 300 films from more than 50 countries, with the winning films being selected from a shortlist by the 2013 Raindance jury, a panel of influential figures from the media world including, Jason Flemyng, Julian Assange, Beth Gibbons and Sean Brosnan.

The winning films are as follows:

 

Best UK Feature – The Machine machine-the

 

 

Best Debut Feature – The Art of Happinessart-of-happiness-the

 

 

Best International Feature – Halima’s Pathhalimas-path

 

 

Best Documentary Feature – Sickfuckpeoplesickfuckpeople-2-300x200

 

 

Film of the Festival (Feature) – The Patrolpatrol-the

 

 

Film of the Festival (Short) – A Good StoryA Good Story

 

 

Best UK Short – IrreversibleIrreverisble

 

 

Best International Short – A Good StoryA Good Story

 

 

Best Documentary Short – Butter LampButterLamp

 

 

Best Animated Short – Ziegenortziegenort-300x167

 

 

Special Jury Prize – A Night and a Daypepe

 

 

The full list of nominees this year can be viewed at http://raindancefestival.org/nominations/

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About Raindance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival, which takes place in London at Vue Piccadilly from 25th September – 6th October, is Europe’s largest independent Film Festival. This year it will host over 300 films and 40 events and Britain’s first Web Fest will take place on 28th and 29th September.

Now in its 21st year, the festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative, edgy films.  Since 1993 Raindance Film Festival has uncovered the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene.  Raindance-premiered hits include Pulp Fiction, Memento, the Blair Witch Project, 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

 

Raindance – The Voice of Independent Film
Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world.  Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards and Raindance.tv

 

 

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Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been delivering film training since 1992. A wide range of Open Classes to a 2 year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images to a Postgraduate Film Degree are delivered to students on five continents, both in person and online.