Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance Film Festival

Founder of the British Independent Film Awards add

Category: Movies & TV

Activity starting in 1992.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), United States (30%), Japan (22%)

Main connections: Steve Balderson, Jacqui Ainsley, Siouxsie and the Banshees

Linked to: Category:Film schools in England

 

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1992

The festival itself was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British Filmmaking add something


1998

British Independent Film Awards - The British Independent Film Awards were created in 1998 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove


2003

Tim Plester - Raindance Film Festival - It was the winner of an Audience Award at the 2003 Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for 'Best UK Short' at the 2003 Soho Rushes Festival and the 2002 Raindance Film Festival in London


2005

Dita Von Teese - Beverly Hills Film Festival - In recent years she has appeared in more mainstream features, such as the 2005 short film, "The Death of Salvador Dali", written by Delaney Bishop, which won best screenplay and best cinematography at recent festivals, including SXSW, Raindance Film Festival and Mill Valley Film Festival, and won Best Actress at Beverly Hills Film Festival

 

Justin Edgar - Also shot in 2005, "The Ends" won best short at the 2005 Raindance Film Festival in London and was nominated for the Golden Horseman *award at Dresden Film Festival

 

Akihiko Shiota - "Canary", his 2005 film inspired by the killings of Aum Shinrikyo in 1995, won the top prize at the Raindance Film Festival


2006

Kichitaro Negishi - A year later, "What the Snow Brings", a low key drama about a prodigal son returning home to his family in Hokkaido, brought Negishi recognition in Japan with Best Director *awards from the 2006 Hochi Film *awards, the 2007 Kinema Junpo *awards, the 2007 Mainichi Film Concours, the 2006 Nikkan Sports Film *awards, and the 2005 Tokyo International Film Festival, and international exposure at the 2007 Raindance Film Festival


2009

Tokachi Tsuchiya - Dubai International Film Festival - The film won several awards including the 2009 Best Documentary in the 17th Raindance Film Festival in London and first prize in the Documentaries category of the Muhr Asia Africa Awards at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival

 

Clint Catalyst - Raindance Film Festival - It had its world premiere at the 2009 Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London , and its California premiere at the 2010 Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco

 

Derek Jarman - Jarman's surviving muse Keith Collins and Siouxsie and the Banshees founder Steven Severin both participated in the making of the film, which had its world premiere at the 2009 Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland, its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London, and its California premiere at the 2010 Frameline International Film Festival in San Francisco

 

Ben Wheatley - In May 2009 he directed the feature film "Down Terrace" in eight days; it won the Next Wave prize at Fantastic Fest in Austin and Best UK Feature at Raindance in London


2012

Deeyah - The film received it's UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London September 2012


2013

Steve Balderson - It premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013


2014

Steve Balderson - The film premiered at London's Raindance Film Festival in 2014


2016

Ken Loach - The Raindance Film Festival announced in September 2016 that it would be honouring Loach with its inaugural Auteur *award, to recognise his "achievements in filmmaking and contribution to the film industry


2017

Guy Ritchie - The Raindance Film Festival announced in August 2017 that it would be honouring Ritchie with its 2nd annual Auteur *award, describing him as a "prominent figure" who breathed "new life into the British film industry" with his "cult crime comedies

 

Jacqui Ainsley - The Raindance Film Festival announced in August 2017 that it would be honouring Ritchie with its 2nd annual Auteur *award, describing him as a "prominent figure" who breathed "new life into the British film industry" with his "cult crime comedies"