Press Accreditation

Who can request a press pass?

A member of the press (print, broadcast, online) can apply for a Press Pass via the online form. Much of this year’s festival will be delivered online via the Shift72 platform. Due to rights restrictions, only those based in the UK can access this online programme of features via Shift72. We are therefore only offering Press Accreditation to those based in the UK this year. We will review your application and send a confirmation once we have verified your credentials. Once accredited, you will be invited to register with Shift72 for access.

Press pass benefits

Raindance’s Press Pass include:

  • Exclusive access to festival films online via Shift72 prior to the festival (some titles may have press restrictions/limitations)
  • Access to festival films and activity online via Shift72 during the festival
  • Access to VR experiences online via HTC VIVE’s Viveport and VRChat during the festival (VR headsets required, but loaning kit to journalists is possible subject to approval)
  • Access to talent for interviews (subject to talent availability and outlet/journalist approval)

Important: The press pass does not include access to in-person galas or events, including the Opening Night gala. These are separate ticketed events, with a strictly limited capacity to adhere to social-distancing and venue guidelines, with masks to be worn at all times. Please email the Raindance press office directly to request access, but unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any questions about the press accreditation process, please contact press@raindance.co.uk.