Winners for the Best Short, Best Animation Short and Best Documentary Short will qualify for Oscar®; British motion pictures approved at Raindance would possibly qualify for BAFTA attention. In addition, British options and shorts within the legit variety might be eligible for access for the 2020 BIFA.
Throughout the 11-day pageant, guests can be expecting a wide-range of occasions, workshops, screenings and panels designed to carry perception to impartial filmmakers, in conjunction with a Guest Country/Territory in Focus and a different retrospective at the Raindance Icon Award recipient for 2020.
Raindance aggressive sections are open for characteristic motion pictures (narrative and documentary), brief motion pictures (narrative, animation, documentary, song movies), and immersive studies (VR).
For the aggressive characteristic motion pictures strand at Raindance, motion pictures will compete for: Best International Feature, Best UK Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Performance, Best Documentary Feature and The Discovery Award for debut motion pictures. Raindance Special Awards additionally come with Film of the Festival and Spirit of the Festival Award.
For the aggressive shorts strand motion pictures compete for: Best Short of the Festival, Best UK Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short and Best Music Video.
For the aggressive immersive (VR) strand, studies will compete for: Best Immersive Game, Best Interactive Narrative Experience, Best Cinematic Experience, Best Animated Experience, Best Documentary Experience, Outstanding Achievement in Art, Outstanding Achievement in Audio, British Award: Best UK Experience, Discovery Award: Best Debut Experience and the Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Experience of the Festival.
Raindance additionally welcomes again its well known strands and declares new strands in its programme. Strands this 12 months will come with: Raindance Immersive (XR), Raindance Queer, Raindance Sonic (Music Docs and Live Music), A Dirty World (Environmental motion pictures), Homegrown (UK Films), Viva Voce: Stories of Women, Female Gaze (Films through girls at the back of the digicam), Absurdities (Edgy motion pictures), and Politico, with extra strands to be introduced later.
This 12 months can be the primary 12 months that Raindance might be running along London based totally public family members company Premier. Jonathan Rutter of Premier had the next to mention concerning the new partnership, “Independent filmmaking has always been at the heart of what we do, so we are very happy to be collaborating with an institution that celebrates this and gives a platform to some of the best independent titles from across the globe”
Founder of the Raindance Film Festival, Elliot Grove, has spoken of his pleasure for this 12 months’s pageant: “Raindance returns to London and is happening from 28 October – no ifs no buts. And who better to amplify the voices of indie filmmakers than UK’s leading film publicity agency Premier. We are thrilled about this new exciting collaboration and look forward to welcoming you all this autumn”.