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Raindance Film Festival 2007

Date posted: 01.10.2007

Raindance Film Festival, now in its fifteenth year, will take place until 7 October in London’s West End.

Raindance is the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing shorts and features from around the world and specialising in directorial debuts.

Festival programmers viewed over 1,000 submissions to come up with this year’s prestige crop. Highlights include:

  • Crazy Love, Frank & Cindy - a deeply personal documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80's one-hit wonder musician
  • Off The Grid: Life On The Mesa - about amazing homes and structures made from rubbish
  • Twenty To Life: The Life And Times of John Sinclair – focusing on the ex-manager of MC5 who served a prison sentence in America

As well as showing independent films, Raindance hosts a number of special events, including masterclasses and Q&A sessions with industry professionals.

It is also recommended you check out Live!Ammunition - Raindance's now-legendary pitching event where your idea for a movie can be heard by the people who matter. You have up to two minutes to convince the panellists, led by Ewan McGregor, to read your script or make your film.

In 2006, the festival showcased over 90 features and 160 shorts from over 40 countries, and in excess of 10,000 people attended.

Last year’s jurors included Lou Reed, Anton Corbijn and Marky Ramone. This year’s jury line up includes Film London chair, Sandy Lieberson. He will sit alongside producer Simon Channing Williams and writer / director Penny Woolcock, amongst other film and music industry leaders.

Check out the festival trailer on YouTube. Read the full programme on the official website:

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