Today: February 25, 2024

Raindance Film Festival

Raindance is the film festival that nearly wasn’t this year due to the global economic meltdown and with it the loss of 97% of sponsorship but box office returns are up from last year’s record breaking year. Showered by accolades for this year’s lineup – from industry professionals and from audiences alike – a total of 69 British and European premieres of a total of 77 features speaks for itself. Many filmmakers are now in discussions with sales agents and distributors, both here and abroad. Dodded by controversy, the screenings of A Serbian Film, Stolen, LA Zombie and Bedways happened as planned, but not without threats from authorities, service denial attacks on our website, heated debate and even walkouts.

Here are the Raindance Award Winners:

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Donoma – FRANCE

Son of Babylon – IRAQ [winner]

Symbol – JAPAN

Woman With A Broken Nose – SERBIA

BEST UK FEATURE

Five Daughters [winner]

Huge

Jackboots on Whitehall

Legacy

Rebels Without A Clue

BEST DEBUT FEATURE

Armless – USA

Cannibal- BELGIUM

Donoma – FRANCE

Huge – UK

Robert Mitchum Is Dead – FRANCE

The Story Of My Space [Vidrimasgor] – RUSSIA [winner]

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Camp Victory, Afghanistan USA

Rouge Ciel – FRANCE

Sounds Like A Revolution – CANADA [winner]

Stolen – AUSTRALIA

There Once Was An Island – USA/NZ [winner]

This Way of Life – NZ

BEST MICRO BUDGET FEATURE

Armless – USA

Flooding With Love For The Kid USA

Incredibly Small – USA

Lovers of Hate – USA

Macho – MEXICO [winner]

BEST UK SHORTS

Dust

The Golden Boy

Natural Selection

Storage

Stanley Pickle [winner]

Watching

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORTS

Fly GERMANY/POLAND

Happiness Is Hate Therapy CANADA

I Am A Fat Cat USA

LIN UK [winner]

Moustachette USA

Still CYPRUS

DISTRIBUTION AWARD

The feature selected for theatrical distribution in the UK in March 2010 courtesy of the Apollo Cinema chain.

FILM OF THE FESTIVAL [SHORT]

This year’s award is supported by the Independent Film Trust and the winner will make next year’s cinema advert.

I Am A Fat Cat USA

Marcia Degia - Publisher

Marcia Degia, who has worked in the media industry for more than 20 years, is the Publishing Editor of KOL Social Magazine. See website: thekolsocial.com

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