17th Raindance Film Festival

Opening Night Film: Humpday
Closing Night Film: 
The Girlfriend Experience
Festival Award Winners:
UK Feature: Down Terrace
Int Feature: 25 Kilates & My Suicide
Debut: Redland
Doc: A Normal Life Please
Microbudget: Colin
UK Short: Infidel
Int Short: Of Best Intentions
Film Of The Festival:
The Slow Game
Alexander Mackendrick Memorial Lecture:
Terence Davies

Key moments:
– The Raindance Film Cafe opens its doors for the first time.
– Billy Bragg, Mick Jones, Wayne Kramer and Chris Shiflett perform together live after the screening of Jail Guitar Doors. The place erupts as they launch into Kick Out The Jams
– James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins witnesses Japanese psychedelic rockers Bo Ningen at the Raindance Film Cafe. “Uh, they’re fuckin’ weird,” states Iha, “…I like them.”
– Festival staff and filmmakers invade Peter Parker’s Rock & Roll Club for an impromptu post-Closing Night Party party. Peter Parker is taken aback, but very accommodating.

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