Raindance Film Festival Reveals Later Fall Dates to Account for Coronavirus Impact
The 28th version of the Raindance Movie Competition will happen in London from Oct. 28 via Nov. 7. this yr.
Generally known as a showcase for unbiased cinema, the pageant usually attracts some 16,000 guests yearly. The 2019 version came about in September, however organizers have possible moved the occasion again as a precautionary measure in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic and its knock-on results on movie releases.
Winners of finest quick, finest animation quick and finest documentary quick on the pageant will qualify for the Academy Awards. British movies accepted at Raindance might qualify for BAFTA consideration. British options and shorts within the official choice are eligible for entry for the 2020 British Impartial Movie Awards.
Competition strands this yr embody Raindance Immersive, Raindance Queer, Raindance Sonic for music documentaries and reside music, A Soiled World for environmental movies, Homegrown for U.Okay. movies), Viva Voce: Tales of Girls, Feminine Gaze that includes movies by girls behind the digicam, Absurdities for edgy movies, and the self-explanatory Politico.
This yr, the pageant will likely be working in partnership with London-based PR company Premier.
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Raindance founder Elliot Grove stated: “Raindance returns to London and is going on from October 28 — no ifs, no buts. And who higher to amplify the voices of indie filmmakers than U.Okay.’s main movie publicity company Premier.”
“Impartial filmmaking has all the time been on the coronary heart of what we do, so we’re very pleased to be collaborating with an establishment that celebrates this and provides a platform to a few of the finest unbiased titles from throughout the globe,” stated Jonathan Rutter of Premier.
In 2019, “On The President’s Orders” received finest U.Okay. characteristic on the pageant whereas “By The Identify of Tania” received finest worldwide characteristic.
Movies which have U.Okay. premiered at Raindance embody “Pulp Fiction,” “Memento,” “The Blair Witch Mission,” “Ghost World” and “Love Publicity.”