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Raindance Film Festival 2021, London

October 27, 2021 - November 6, 2021

£10 – £195
Raindance Festival

The largest independent UK film festival, The Raindance Film Festival returns to London for its 29th edition in October.

Whereas the BFI London Film Festival is the biggest show in town, Raindance describes itself as the “champion of the underdog”. The 2021 programme is here.

Raindance founder, Elliot Grove, says, “We’re bringing the boldest and freshest talent from the world of indie filmmaking to the heart of London.”

Raindance Festival Galas

The 2021 Raindance Festival starts on 27 October with a gala of Best Sellers, a film by Canadian director Lina Roessler starring London’s very own film icon Michael Caine. It concludes with the UK Premiere of horror-musical-comedy Medusa, by Brazillian director Anita Rocha da Silveira that wil be accompanied by drag shows and a ‘party like there is no tomorrow’, on 6 November.

Other gala evenings include: Hating Peter Tatchell by Christopher Amos, Take Me To The River: New Orleans, and The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim by Isamu Imakake.

A full list of films, shorts and events can be found here.

Medusa by Brazillian director Anita Rocha da Silveira
Medusa by Brazillian director Anita Rocha da Silveira
Emerging Indie Talent

Part of thefestival’s mission is to unearth fresh indie talent.

Raindance Industry Programme

There will also be a Raindance Industry Programme running throughout the festival with masterclasses and talks on filmmaking.

If you prefer your films more classical than indie, then read our preview of the Venice International Film Festival.

When is the Raindance Film Festival 2021?

27 October to 6 November, 2021.

Where is the Raindance Film Festival?

The festival will involve screning across London, including the Curzons Soho, Hoxton and Mayfair, Genesis, Regent Street Cinema and the Bertha Doc House,

Raindance Film Festival Programme and Tickets

For the full programme, and to purchase either a festival pass or individual tickets, click here. The festival is a bit of a tongue in cheek reference to the Sundance Film Festival held in Utah, USA each year, and the UK capital’s infamously bad weather.

For more information on the Festival

Click here.

Main image: Michael Caine Aubrey Plaza, photo by Sebastien-Raymond



October 27, 2021
November 6, 2021
£10 – £195
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