About Web Fest

The internet has created so many new opportunities for independent filmmakers, and web series have become the new short form content that creatives and studio executives have started looking at in order to find the next generation of filmmakers. Raindance Web Fest takes place at the Vue Piccadilly Circus annually in September to promote and foster that next generation and network them with the online video industry.

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The dates for the 2016 festival will be: Friday 30 September - 2 October 2016.

SCREENINGS

The first Raindance Web Fest took place in September 2013 and 50 international web series were screened. In 2014 we screened 55 web series and in 2015 we screened 75 web series.

WORLD AND FESTIVAL PREMIERE WEB SERIES

We provide a great platform for World Premiere web series. World Premieres at Raindance include: Muzzled The Musical, Videojug's Blowing The Budget, Tina Cesa Ward's Producing Juliet, Lab Rats, Whatever Linda, Dailymotion's Portal, The Away Mission, Darren Has A Breakdown, Season 2 of LOL, Big Heads and Season 2 of Brett Register's Lost and Found.

Many web series have also decided on Raindance as the perfect showcase to be their Festival Premiere for new series just released online or for new episodes not yet released online.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS, SPEAKERS AND JURY MEMBERS

Many online video and streaming TV industry experts have attended, been on our jury or taken part in our panels and industry events including representatives from:

New Form Digital, Zoomin.tv, Victorious, BBC Comedy, Channel 4, All4, BuzzMyVideos, Maker Studios, Yahoo! Entertainment, Channelflip, Endemol Beyond, AOL On, Content Media Group, App Media Network, IWCC, IAWTV, #mashed, Comedy Central, BigBalls Films, TBI, Broadcastnow, Frostbite UK, Wildseed Studios, Little Dot Studios, Facebook, Orama.TV, Tello Films, Dailymotion, FilmDoo, Digital Jam, Pure Grass Films, Digital Jam, ScreenageRenegade, Digital Creators UK.

AWARDS

In 2014 we launched the Raindance Independent Series Awards to honour the best in web series, the first awards of its kind in the UK.

Submissions for 2016 open from November 1st, 2015.

THE TEAM

ELISAR CABRERA, Web Fest Founder
ELLIOT GROVE, Raindance Founder
JULIAN CHAPELLE, Festival Producer
DAVID MARTINEZ, Festival Assistant Producer
LYDIA SCHOENBERGER, Senior Programmer
PHILLIP WHITEMAN, Programmer
CHRIS MUNNS, Programmer
ROCHELLE DANCE, Programmer
MARTYNA SZMYTKOWSKA, Programme and Guest Coordinator
JOSEPH SUPPLE-TURNHAM, Marketing Manager

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Raindance Web Fest accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, all the convenience of modern online submissions without the extra fees. Free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.