Raindance Releases VOD Platform

Festival & training provider to work with Distrify on new Indie VOD platform

London, 24 February 2014 — The Raindance Film Festival today announced the launch of its new Video On Demand website, www.raindancereleasing.com, bringing the film festival to audiences all year round. The site will exclusively feature some of the best independent films from around the world, curated by the Raindance Film Festival team.

British audiences have been going to see films at Raindance for over 21 years because of the brand’s cutting edge, unique, alternative cinema. Raindance Releasing aims to continue that tradition year round, giving film fans more opportunities to watch the newest work from the world’s up-and-coming filmmakers.

Films that will be released for the first time in the UK and Ireland on the platform include documentaries FALL AND WINTER (dir: Taylor Feltner), DISRUPTED (dir: Roberto Fiesco) and SOKA AFRIKA (dir: Suridh Hassan); thrillers MONK3YS (dir: Drew Cullingham), SHEER (dir: Ruben Mazzoleni) and INDEBTED (dir: Marton Jelinko); and dramas MESOCAFE (dir: Ja’far ‘Abd Al-Hamid), TITUS (dir: Charlie Cattrall), MY DESTINY (dir: Peter Marcias) and BLACK SMOKE RISING (dir: Drew Cullingham).

Raindance and British Independent Film Awards founder Elliot Grove said:

“Raindance was the first film festival to launch online festival screenings way back in 2006 so it’s always been our ambition to bring our movies online to audiences year round.  In today’s age of mass communication, the web and social media, every filmmaker needs a brand to stand behind them and help get their work seen. We want to use Raindance Releasing to discover, foster and promote filmmaking talent in the same way we have been doing for 21 years with our film festival and the British Independent Film Awards.”

The Raindance Releasing site has been set up to work with Scotland based online distribution platform Distrify, which turns the entire internet into a viral distribution platform by allowing audiences to watch a trailer and then decide whether to purchase the film or not.  Fans can easily share their favourite films with their own social networks, thereby integrating filmmakers and film fans into the distribution model.

Distrify’s CEO, Peter Gerard, said:

“Raindance has been at the forefront of independent film promotion and education for many years and its festival is known worldwide as a tastemaker. This new Distrify-powered initiative allows Raindance to curate and promote high quality independent films year-round to a passionate online audience of film lovers.

The site aims to release 2-3 new films every month.


See a list of the films available here!


For further information on Raindance:     

Elliot Grove
020 7930 3412
10 Craven Street
London WC2N 5PE

To arrange an interview with any of the filmmaking talent contact:

Elisar Cabrera


Raffaella Pontarelli

020 7930 3412
10 Craven Street
London WC2N 5PE



Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been delivering film training since 1992. A wide range of Open Classes to a 2 year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images to a Postgraduate Film Degree are delivered to students on five continents, both in person and online.