The Indie-est Film Festival This Side Of The Atlantic


The Guardian really made my day today with a terrific little write-up.
And the Times too has a good review.

And what about this? Urban Junkies - Agenda - Raindance Film Festival Opening Party - definite value for money.

Looks like all the hard work from the past year has been worth while!
Barely had we announced this year’s line-up a few weeks ago, that the Raindance office was bombarded with phone calls. Agencies, political lobbies, censors and pressure groups (from the hard left and far right) were demanding we remove certain of our titles.

Veiled threats of ban or even legal action stand against a record number of our selections. There’s definitely something in the air this year. Many are fearful: afraid of where the UK film industry is directed and afraid of funding cuts. Globally, those in power are also afraid of people sharing their thoughts, opinions, ways of living, loves and fears. Prejudices and politics seem to be taking aim against the arts, and we’ve felt the tremors more than ever this year.

So we've put our foot down. We're committed to sticking to what we feel the festival is about and we’re thrilled to bring you the best independent films of the year. Whether you (dis)agree with them, are enthralled, titillated, maybe even disgusted, we’re certain there’s plenty to feast upon and open your eyes to, and even more for you to fall in love with.

Join us for what we feel is the most daring, original and imaginative Raindance festival line-up to date, hosting a wealth of films that are captivating, thought-provoking and scandalously provocative. We hope you can share with us this magical and powerful world of cinema and embrace its ability to mould and change our environment for the better.

After all, we’re all eighteen, shouldn't we be able to make up our own minds?

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Raindance Festival cinema vinyls going up

We are so lucky to be able to use the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly for the festival - the staff are great, and the building itself first rate.

Today we installed the vinyl posters to the exterior of the cinema, designed by Dominic Thackray using our wonderful campaign image donated to us by the incredibly tallented Gee Vaucher.

I arrived at the cinema at noon - and the 2 installers from Onward Display came with their ladders.

And about an hour later, presto - finished.

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Something else I am doing in London of the 21st of September

Killing Time? At least do it properly

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