Festival Programme

Raindance Film Festival submissions for the 25th edition are now closed. The festival will take place from 20 September to 1 October 2017 in central London and the programme announcement will be on the 15th August. 

The Raindance Film Festival aims to show the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world and specialises in first-time directors and discovery.

Festival Strands

  • In Competition
  • Discovery
  • Documentaries
  • Official Selection
  • Raindance LGBT
  • Special Screenings
  • Raindance Symphony Orchestra
  • Shorts
  • Music Videos
  • Raindance Web Fest

Festival Prizes

  • Film of the Festival
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best International Feature
  • Best UK Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Discovery Award
  • Best Short
  • Best UK Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Animation Short
  • Best Music Video
  • [NEW 10 categories] Best Virtual Reality/360 Experiences