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Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. Holding the 27th festival in 2019, 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 28th Raindance will take place October 28 – 7 November 2020 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

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Key Festival Dates


Opening Gala: 28 October  2020

Closing Gala: 7 November 2020