The 2016 Raindance Film Festival is open for submissions

2016 Submissions Open and Date announced for Raindance Film Festival

• Submissions are open for UK and International Films.
• Raindance announces new Competitive Strands and Jury Prizes.
• OSCAR, BAFTA & BIFA qualifying festival.
• New Sections: Access Screenings and LGBT Strands
• Submissions will close on 10 June 2016.

Raindance Film Festival is open for submissions. UK and International producers and filmmakers are invited to submit their films to its 24th edition that will take place from 21st September to 2nd October 2016 in central London.

Competitive Strands Raindance announces new competitive awards and special strands for its next edition and is open for feature films (narrative and documentary) , short films (narrative and documentary), web content [Raindance Web Fest] and music videos.

For the competitive feature films strand at Raindance, new awards are open: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress to recognize achievement for the most innovative talent and films that challenge the boundaries of filmmaking.

Jury Prizes will also include Best UK Feature, Best Discovery Award, Best Documentary Feature, Best Short, Best UK Short, Best Music Video. Qualified Festival: Academy Award, BAFTA and BIFA Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA nominations.

In addition and for the FIRST YEAR, Raindance announces The British Independent Film Awards qualification. British short films that play in competition and all British features that play in 2016 will be eligible for entry for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards BIFA.