Discover and be discovered at 22nd Raindance Film Festival


From World Cinema to British film, documentaries and shorts, Raindance Film Festival returns to London to showcase the best in Independent film

Raindance Film Festival, the UK’s largest independent Film Festival, will be showcasing the very best in new independent cinema for its 22nd year at Vue Piccadilly London, from the 24th September – 5th October 2014.

The Festival is committed to discovering and promoting bold new talent who create innovative and boundary pushing films, allowing audiences to discover an alternative experience to their usual trip to the cinema.

The line-up of films on offer spans across genres, ranging from rom-coms to black comedies, psychological thrillers and sci-fi, to documentaries and music and art focused films – really delivering something for everyone.

Raindance filmgoers are also likely to be among the first to view cult classics of the future – with previous Raindance-premiered hits including the Blair Witch Project, Memento, Ghost World and Love Exposure.

The quality of films across all categories is reflected in the fact that one short film screened at Raindance will be crowned ‘Film of the Festival’, and will be awarded an Academy Award Short List position. 

New to this year, Raindance has scoured the regions to discover the industry’s best up and coming filmmaking talent. The chosen six new creative’s work will be screened in the shorts category, giving cinemagoers the chance to view fresh filmmaking from across the UK.

Anyone wishing to attend the festival can buy a Raindance Festival Pass, which will give access to every film screened at the festival, or simply pick up tickets on a film by film basis.

Raindance is committed to making film accessible to all, so the organisers endeavour to keep prices as reasonable as possible, with many screening tickets available for less than £10.

The full festival programme and access to tickets for the 2014 festival will be available on the Raindance website ( at the start of September.