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18th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

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18th Raindance Film Festival
29 September – 10 October 2010

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS FROM JANUARY 1

The 18th Raindance Film Festival is now open for submissions. Raindance is Europe’s leading independent film festival and takes place annually in London’s West End.

Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. Nearly 2000 films were submitted for last year’s festival, of which just over 200 were screened. Box office was up 80%.

Films can be submitted via Withoutabox.com, the world’s first site dedicated to film festival submissions. Simply visit the Raindance page at Withoutabox [https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1550] create a login name, fill in the info about your film, submit an online press pack, and send us your DVD in the post. Alternatively, go to the Raindance website [http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/festival-submissions-2010] download, fill in and send us the submission form [http://www.raindance.co.uk/site/picture/upload/18RFF_OnlineSubmissionForm.pdf]

Eligibility Guidelines

- The film must have been completed after 1 June 2009
- Films must be independently funded (ie – without financing from major studios such as Dreamworks, Warner Bros., etc). Regional screen agencies & local councils are acceptable.
- The film can be of any length and of any genre. Any film between 0-30 minutes will classify as a short, anything thereafter will classify as a feature. Submission fees will be worked out on the basis of running time
- The film must not have appeared on British television or on the Internet

Deadlines:

7 May – Early Deadline

4 June – Late Deadline

18 June – Withoutabox-only extended deadline

More about the Raindance Film Festival

The Raindance Film Festival brings the very best in independent and world cinema to London for twelve hectic days and nights in September & October. Specialising in edgy and alternative cinema, the festival has grown to become the biggest of its kind in the Europe.

Films that have made a splash at Raindance include Pulp Fiction, The Blair Witch Project, Dead Man’s Shoes, In Search of a Midnight Kiss and Ghost World Audition and Gozu. Every year we show a diverse selection of shorts, documentaries and fiction features. Many of these are UK premieres, giving audiences the chance to see cinematic gems before they reach the mainstream or graduate to cult legend.

The festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Shane Meadows, Ken Loach, Marky Ramone, Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn, Mick Jones, Andrea Arnold, Adam Yauch, Quentin Tarantino, Faye Dunaway, Lou Reed, Kerry Fox, Tom Waits, Armando Lannucci and Billy Childish.

Festival Awards

Festival Jury Prizes are awarded in a number of categories, such as International Feature, UK Feature, Debut Feature, Documentary and the Audience Award. There are also a number of short film prizes.

For more information contact:

Joe Pearshouse
Festival Producer

020 7287 3833
joe@raindance.co.uk