Ken Loach to receive Raindance Auteur Award

We’re thrilled that legendary and multi-award winning British filmmaker, Ken Loach will receive the Festival’s first-ever Raindance Auteur Award. Best known globally for his films that highlight various British socio-economic issues, Ken Loach won the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his latest film, I, Daniel Blake.  The award will be presented […]

24th Raindance Film Festival Announce Line Up

LONDON – THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016: The Raindance Film Festival today announced the majority of its highly anticipated line-up, which includes world, international, European and UK premieres. Now in it’s 24th year, the Festival will take place in London’s West End from September 21st – October 2nd, 2016. Raindance Founder Elliot Grove was joined by […]

2016 Volunteer Applications Now Open

Do you want to be part of the 24th Raindance Film Festival and get to see how an international organisation runs Europe’s largest independent film festival? We are looking for a variety of roles that will suit people who are outgoing, happy to work as part of a team and keen to gain some work […]

About The Trailer 2016

About the 24th Raindance Film Festival Trailer The 24th Raindance Film Festival trailer is a tribute to legendary filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, who this year will celebrate his 70th birthday. Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra’s script for the trailer is based on Steven Spielberg’s 2010 speech given at the Academy for Achievement, sharing what inspired him to become a filmmaker. Scenes […]


Raindance Film Festival and the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) in partnership with Variety, announce the call for entries to the second Co-Production Forum at Raindance, with a focus on Ibero-America. UK independent producers, distribution, production and sales companies are invited to join Raindance on this unique opportunity, to meet and partner with Ibero-American producers and create new […]

My Dinner With Jeremy Irons

On Thursday 7 July, Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons will host Raindance’s first ‘My Dinner With…’ event—an exclusive charity dinner for 10 guests in aid of The Independent Film Trust. Jeremy Irons is the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning British stage and screen actor, best known for his roles in Reversal of Fortune (1991), Dead Ringers (1988), The Mission (1986) Die Hard: With […]