Raindance Film Festival 2018 Announces Programme

Raindance Film Festival
September 26th – October 7th, 2018

by Alex Plant

Returning for it’s 26th year, 2018’s Raindance Film Festival will run in London’s West End from Sept 26th to Oct 7th. The programme was announced by Raindance’s founder Elliot Grove, who was joined by actress and Raindance jury member Judi Shekoni when they also revealed this years jurors and the festivals competition films.

Jurors include actors Ray Winstone, Jenny Agutter, Jonathan Pryce, Carmen Ejogo, Juliet Stevenson, as well as filmmaker Gareth Edwards.

Notable competition films this year include Marialy Rivas’ Princesita, George Michael: Freedom – Directors Cut, Emmanuelle Collinot’s When Margaux Meets Marguax, Amir Khan Documentary Team Khan and Rene Eller’s We.

Chile is this years guest country and the festival has partnered with the Chilean government. The UK premiere of Chilean produced Princesita will open the festival on September 26th, and also boasts the largest number of nominations of all of the festivals competition films with six.

Ever a celebration of unsung talent and equality, three out of five nominees in both Raindance’s Best Performance and Best Director competition are female this year, with the Best Script category boasting four out of five female nominees.

This year Raindance has also embraced Immersive Virtual Reality experiences, with 31 premieres taking places across the festival. They include Transference, directed by Elijah Wood, the Judi Dench starring My Oak Tree VR and the first ever feature-length VR experience, 7 Miracles. 10 unique VR award categories have been created this year, known as the Raindance Immersive Stories Awards.

Full details of the programme can be found here:


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