Tickets now on sale for the 24th Raindance Film Festival, 21 Sept – 2 Oct

NFXTtWTLTickets now on sale for the 24th Raindance Film Festival.

UK’s largest independent film festival. Taking place 21 Sept – 2 Oct, the festival will showcase 300+ features, shorts, documentaries, VR experiences, web series, music videos, talks, panel discussions and events.


The Raindance Film Festival is the largest and most important independent film festival in the UK. Now in its 24th year, it is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district.

Raindance satisfies the public’s thirst for original filmmaking through its diverse international programming. The focus of their programming changes each year to reflect current trends in UK and world cinema. The new underground, Japanese cinema, European, North American and UK indies feature regularly alongside our other strands from all over the world. It is also an Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying festival, as well as being closely associated with the BIFAs.

This year’s festival will highlight the work of Women in Film and the LGBT+ community in two dedicated strands. Featuring films and industry panels Raindance hopes to provide a platform for these two marginalized groups by celebrating the crucial contributions they make to cinema, and encouraging opportunities for discussion on challenges they face within the industry.

The number of women working in the film industry is a huge issue, with just 13% of UK film directors being women. Through  Women in Film strand they will showcase the work of female directors, providing a platform for their work to be celebrated and appreciated. For many women, film is an opportunity to make a statement or give a voice to those that are often silenced. Ebony Butler’s political exposé A Brilliant Genocide looks at the unrecognised atrocities against the Acholi people in northern Uganda, while Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis’ documentary, Fractured Land, follows a young Aboriginal lawyer working to expose the Canadian oil industry. Female directors continually defy convention and take cinema to be a rebellious political act.

The 2016 Raindance program includes amongst others, the following documentaries:

The Violin Player, dir. Bauddhayan Mukherji (India) [UK Premiere]

Jules and Dolores, dir. Caito Ortiz (Brazil) [UK Premiere]

A Double Life, dir. Yoshiyuki Kishi (Japan) [European Premiere]

A Plastic Ocean, dir. Craig Leeson (UK/Hong Kong/USA) [UK Premiere]

A Brilliant Genocide, dir. Ebony Butler (Australia) [UK Premiere]

Off The Rails, dir. Adam Irving (USA/Canada) [European Premiere]

Her Composition allegra condos price list , dir. Stephan Littger (USA/Germany) [UK Premiere]

Kamper, dir. Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 16.53.02ukasz Grzegorzek, (Poland) [UK Premiere]

Moloch online , dir. Szymon Kapeniak (Poland/ Ukraine) [UK Premiere]

Seide , dir. Elnura Osmonalieva (Kyrgyzstan)

Pills Off The Rails, dir. Adam Irving (USA/Canada) [European Premiere]

Death By A Thousand Cuts, dir. Juan Mejia Botero, Jake Kheel (USA/Dominican Republic) [European Premiere]

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