Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017, Raindance is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.

Festival Sections:

  • World-renowned programme of the best UK and international independent films
  • Raindance Forum and Marketplace – talks and panels
  • [NEW] Raindance VRX programme for virtual reality and new media
  • Raindance Web Fest
  • Networking events

Each year, Raindance attracts 16,000 visitors including 500 industry professionals into London.
The 25th Raindance will take place 20 September – 1 October 2017 in central London.

“Britain’s largest, most exciting independent film festival, as likely to generate hit films as any of its mainstream rivals ”

The Guardian

Key Festival Dates

Opening Gala: 20th September  2017

Closing Gala: 1st October 2017

Raindance Forum: 21-24 September 2017

Web Fest:  30 September – 01 October 2017

VRX: 27 September – 01 October