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17th Raindance Film Festival





The 17th Raindance Film Festival is now open for submissions.

Raindance is the UK’s leading independent film festival and every year more and more films are picked up after Raindance screenings.

Last year was our biggest and most successful to date and we aim to top that in 2009. But we can’t do it without your films.

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.

The festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Memento), Shane Meadows (Dead Man’s Shoes, This Is England), Ken Loach (Kes, The Wind That Shook The Barley), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Iggy Pop, Anton Corbijn (Control), Mick Jones (The Clash), Andrea Arnold (Red Road), Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys), Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs), Faye Dunaway and Lou Reed.

Each year we receive thousands of film submissions of just about every genre you can imagine from very talented filmmakers so it’s safe to assume that the competition is fierce.

If you think your film has what it takes to make Raindance ’09 then submit your film before 19 June 2009 (late deadline). Submit today for your chance to be a part of the 17th Raindance Film Festival and have your film screened to an audience of Britain’s most fanatical film fans.

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The Worlds Top 100 Festivals For Shorts


Short filmmaking is in the midst of a rennaissance becasue of the revenue potential offered by IPTV and initiatives 

Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career. You are also likely to bump into short-film buyers eager for content for the dozens of fledgling websites desparate for movies. Short films are much easier to see on the web or on a mobile telephone than features (at the moment, at least) 

Troll down this list, and click on the links and look at each festivals programming to see if your film would fit. And google them to see if there any satisfied filmmakers talking about the festival of your choice. 

Finally, happy hunting. Don't forget that Raindance Film Festival, now Britain's largest independent film festival, loves short films, and we are now open for submissions. 

The Top 5 Must-Submits 

• Sundance Film Festival (USA) 
• Cannes Film Festival (France) – for shorts under 15 minutes only 
• Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films (USA) 
• Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France) 
• Aspen Shortsfest (USA) 


• Raindance Film Festival 
• London Short Film Festival 
• Edinburgh International Film Festival 
• London Film Festival 
• Manchester International Film Festival 
• Encounters International Short Film Festival 
• Soho Rushes International Short Film Festival 
• Leeds International Film Festival 

• AFI Fest 
• Los Angeles Film Festival 
• Tribeca Film Festival 
• SXSW: South By Southwest Film Festival 
• Telluride Film Festival 
• Seattle International Film Festival 
• San Francisco International Film Festival 
• Slamdance Film Festival 
• Chicago International Film Festival 
• Austin Film Festival 
• St. Louis International Film Festival 
• Cinequest Film Festival 
• Atlanta Film Festival 
• Santa Barbara International Film Festival 
• Rhode Island International Film Festival 
• Florida Film Festival 
• Nashville Film Festival 
• Hamptons International Film Festival 
• USA Film Festival – for American shorts only 
• Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 
• Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 
• Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 
• Ann Arbor Film Festival 
• Athens International Film Festival 
• Black Maria Film Festival 
• New Directors/New Films Festival 
• Gen Art Film Festival – for American shorts only 
• Heartland Film Festival 
• Starz Denver International Film Festival 
• Mill Valley Film Festival 
• Woodstock Film Festival 
• Hawaii International Film Festival 
• San Diego Film Festival 
• Cleveland International Film Festival 
• Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 
• Philadelphia Film Festival 
• New Orleans Film Festival 
• Stony Brook Film Festival 
• CineVegas International Film Festival 
• Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival 

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