23rd RAINDANCE 2015 |Press Release

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About Raindance Film Festival

Now in its 23rd year, Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent Film Festival showcasing feature films, shorts and docs from around the world and specialising in independent films and directorial debuts. The festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative, edgy films.  Since 1993 Raindance Film Festival has uncovered the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene.  

Raindance-premiered hits include Pulp Fiction, Memento, the Blair Witch Project, Ghost World and Love Exposure. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world. 

Raindance – The Voice of Independent Film

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world.  Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.


23rd  Raindance Film Festival Jurors

Ivan Trujillo – Director, Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)

Agnieszka Moody – Producer, Going Going, Sweet Dreams

Alberto Lopez – International Director, Variety 

Sheridan Smith – Actress –Gavin and Stacey, Cilla

Blake Harrison – Actor – The Inbetweeners, Keeping Rosy

Martin Freeman – Actor – Sherlock, The Hobbit, Fargo

MyAnna Buring – Actress – Ripper Street, Downton Abbey, Twilight

Vicky McClure – Actress – This is England, Broadchurch

Bonnie Wright – Actress, model, screenwriter – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

David Harewood – Actor – Homeland, Blood Diamond

Martin Robinson –  Editor, ShortList Magazine

Richard Botto – Actor – Another Happy Day

Don Letts – Director, DJ, Musician

Col Needham – Founder and CEO of IMDb


*Ticket prices: 

Film/Events: £12 weekday evenings + weekends all day long | £8 weekdays before 5pm

Concessions (students, seniors 60+, Raindance Members): £9 weekday evenings + weekends all day long | £6 weekdays before 5pm


Gala Nights: 

Opening Gala, 23rd September – 6.45pm screening, 9pm party:Film + Party: £30 [Raindance Members £25] | Party: £20 [Raindance Members £15] 

Shortlist Gala – 30th September – 6.45pm screening, 9pm party: Film + Party: £30 [Raindance Members £25] | Party: £20 [Raindance Members £15] 

Closing Gala – 4th October – 6.45pm screening, 9pm party: Film + Party: £30 [Raindance Members £25]


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