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Raindance Film Festival 2020, London

October 28, 2020 - November 7, 2020

£10 – £195
Raindance Film Festival

The largest independent UK film festival, The Raindance Film Festival returns to London for its 28th 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 2020 programme is due to be announced in September and should appear 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.”

In June organisers announced that the festival would go online from 28 October to 7 November 2020 with a series of parallel live events, including industry sessions, panel sessions and gigs in London venues.

Opening Night Gala: Stardust

The 2020 Raindance Festival starts with Stardust, with Johnny Flynn starring as David Bowie. Limited tickets for the gala screening and the afterparty at the May Fair Hotel on 28 October are available.

Aurora (Miia Tervo) from the 2019 Festival
Emerging Indie Talent

Part of the Raindance Festival’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 2020?

28 October to 7 November, 2020.

Where is the Raindance Film Festival?

You can expereince the festival live in your living room, but there will be a series of live events in London.

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.



October 28, 2020
November 7, 2020
£10 – £195
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