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.

Caradog James' 'The Machine'
Caradog James' 'The Machine'

The winning films are as follows:

Best UK Feature - The Machine

Best Debut Feature - The Art of Happiness

Best International Feature - Halima's Path

Best Documentary Feature - Sickfuckpeople

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 Lamp

Best Animated Short - Ziegenort

Special Jury Prize - A Night and a Day

The full list of nominees this year can be viewed HERE