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Raindance Film Festival Reveals Later Fall Dates to Account for Coronavirus Impact

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The 28th version of the Raindance Movie Pageant will happen in London from Oct. 28 by Nov. 7. this yr.

Often known as a showcase for impartial cinema, the competition usually attracts some 16,000 guests yearly. The 2019 version happened in September, however organizers have seemingly moved the occasion again as a precautionary measure towards the coronavirus pandemic and its knock-on results on movie releases.

Winners of finest quick, finest animation quick and finest documentary quick on the competition will qualify for the Academy Awards. British movies accepted at Raindance could qualify for BAFTA consideration. British options and shorts within the official choice are eligible for entry for the 2020 British Unbiased Movie Awards.

Pageant strands this yr embrace Raindance Immersive, Raindance Queer, Raindance Sonic for music documentaries and stay music, A Soiled World for environmental movies, Homegrown for U.Okay. movies), Viva Voce: Tales of Ladies, Feminine Gaze that includes movies by girls behind the digicam, Absurdities for edgy movies, and the self-explanatory Politico.

This yr, the competition can be working in partnership with London-based PR company Premier.

Raindance founder Elliot Grove stated: “Raindance returns to London and is going on from October 28 — no ifs, no buts. And who higher to amplify the voices of indie filmmakers than U.Okay.’s main movie publicity company Premier.”

“Unbiased filmmaking has at all times been on the coronary heart of what we do, so we’re very pleased to be collaborating with an establishment that celebrates this and offers a platform to a number of the finest impartial titles from throughout the globe,” stated Jonathan Rutter of Premier.

In 2019, “On The President’s Orders” gained finest U.Okay. characteristic on the competition whereas “By The Title of Tania” gained finest worldwide characteristic.

Movies which have U.Okay. premiered at Raindance embrace “Pulp Fiction,” “Memento,” “The Blair Witch Venture,” “Ghost World” and “Love Publicity.”

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