The 2013 Raindance Film Festival came to a close recently in London after screening 100 feature films and over 150 shorts. Being the premier independent film festival in Europe the exposure given to the films presented is invaluable. The festival also serves as a platform to nurture new talented filmmakers and their developing projects. Now in its 21st edition the Raindance Film Festival continues with the tradition of highlighting edgy, innovative, and out-of-the-norm projects with a unique voice.
This year, after screening the aforementioned immense amount of films, winners in 11 different categories were announced at the festival’s annual awards ceremony at Vue, Piccadilly on Saturday 5th October. The over 300 works in competition represented more than 50 countries and were judged by a panel that included important figures such as Jason Flemyng, Julian Assange, Beth Gibbons and Sean Brosnan.
The winning films are as follows:
Best UK Feature - The Machine
Best Debut Feature - The Art of Happiness
Best International Feature - Halima's Path
Film of the Festival (Feature) - The Patrol
Film of the Festival (Short) - A Good Story
Best UK Short - Irreversible
Best International Short - A Good Story
Best Documentary Short - Butter LampBest Animated Short - Ziegenort
The full list of nominees this year can be viewed HERE