Award Winners - Raindance WebFest 2017 - Raindance

The 25th Raindance Film Festival in partnership with Lexus announced this year’s WebFest Awards’ winners at the Vue West End on 1 October.

Showcasing the best of independent digital and streaming series, Raindance WebFest aims to promote and nurture that next generation of online video creators. Read on to see the full list of winners.


Best International Series


WINNER: Jezabel (dir. Julien Bittner)

Save me (dir. Fab Filippo)

Adventures of a Brokenheart (dir. Ariel Martínez Herrera)

High Life (dir. Luke Eve)

Clash of Narratives: A Tale of Two Georgias (dir. Robin Forestier-Walker)

The Breakup List (dir. Aaron Khoo)

Best Writing

WINNER: Adventures of a Brokenheart (written by Ariel Martínez Herrera & Martín García Garabal)

WINNER: Bertrand (written by Hélène Lombard & Julien Sibony)

Jezabel (written by Julien Capron)

Thierry Levure (written by Julien War)

In Absentia (written by Jessica Silvetti & Ethan Kogan)

Doucheaholics (written by Sean McCarthy)

Best Directing 


WINNER: Restoration (dir. Stuart Willis)

Chronicles of a Paranoiac: Cast Adrift, Hype It Up, Clonesome (dir. Nikita Tamarov)

That’s My DJ (dir. D.W. Waterson)

Adventures of a Brokenheart (dir. Ariel Martínez Herrera)

Bruce (dir. Tony Rogers)

Doucheaholics (dir. Sean McCarthy)

Best Lead Actor

WINNER: Jezabel – Hélène Kuhn

The Breakup List – Benjamin Kheng

Bertrand – Bertrand Usclat

It’s Not That Simple – Swara Bhasker

Best British Series

Pls Like

WINNER: Pls Like (dir. Tom Kingsley)

Stories of Note (dir. Caleb Yule)

I Gotta Be Me (dir. Steven Bloomer)

Millennial Theory (dir. Hugh O’Shea & Phillip Whiteman)

Best Ensemble Cast

WINNER: Bruce (dir. Tony Rogers)

Doucheaholics (dir. Sean McCarthy)

Chronicles of a Paranoiac: Cast Adrift, Hype It Up, Clonesome (dir. Nikita Tamarov)

That’s My DJ (dir. D.W. Waterson)

Hollywood (dir. Clemy Clarke)

Confess (dir. Moshe Rosenthal)

Achievement in Production


WINNER: Bruce – Costume

The Breakup List – Cinematography

That’s My DJ – Editing

Hypno – Colourist



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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.