IMG_2936 (1)Raindance founded BIFA in 1998 to honour and highlight the fresh, bold and new talent in Britain.

This year at the 21st Raindance Film Festival we had a plethora of amazing independent films from all around the world. These are the 5 fantastic British indies that screened at this year’s 2013 Raindance Film Festival. They are nominated for the BIFA 2013: Raindance Award.

Everybody’s Going to Die

Director: JONES

Writer: JONES

Cast: ROB KNIGHTON, NORA TSCHIRNER, MADELINE DUGGAN

Synopsis: Melanie’s life in a seaside town is going nowhere until she meets Ray, back in town with a shady job to do. Two lost souls. One last chance.

Raindance Awards: BEST UK FEATURE (Nominated)

The Machine

Director: CARADOG W. JAMES

Writer: CARADOG W. JAMES

Cast: TOBY STEPHENS, CAITY LOTZ, DENIS LAWSON
* Caity Lotz is also nominated for BIFA 2013: Most Promising Newcomer

Synopsis: With an impoverished world plunged into a new Cold War, British scientist Vincent is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon – an android called The Machine.

Raindance Awards: BEST UK FEATURE (Winner)

The Patrol

Director: TOM PETCH

Writer: TOM PETCH

Cast: NAV SIDHU, BEN RIGHTON, OWAIN ARTHUR

Synopsis: An overextended British army patrol in Afghanistan struggles to keep it together under increasingly tough conditions.

Raindance Awards: FEATURE FILM OF THE FESTIVAL (Winner)

THE PATROL from Tom Petch on Vimeo.

Sleeping Dogs

Director: FLORIS RAMAEKERS

Writer:  FLORIS RAMAEKERS, SIMON CLARK

Cast: LIBERTY MILLS, JON CAMPLING, DAVID L ROONEY

Synopsis: Eve turns to her fiancé’s old friends for help making ends meet whilst she cares for him in a coma. But digging up Tommy’s past might not be the best thing, for him or Eve.

Titus

Director: CHARLIE CATTRALL
* Charlie Cattrall also nominated for BIFA 2013: Douglas Hickox Award

Writer: NICO MENSINGA

Cast: RON CEPHAS JONES, ANN MITCHELL, JASMINE CEPHAS JONES

Synopsis: Titus is a modern-day story of a displaced African American jazz musician trying to come to terms with his troubled past.

Raindance Awards: BEST UK FEATURE (Nominated)

Titus Trailer from Dakus Films on Vimeo.

The Moet British Independent film Award winners will be announced on Sunday December 8th at Old Billingsgate in London in an event hosted by the actor and BIFA patron James Nesbitt. The event will be live cast by www.film3sixty.com

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