Raindance East Film Festival
21st - 28th April 2005
The Raindance East Film Festival returns for a fourth year in April 2005 to venues across East London. This year, the Raindance East Film Festival will once again continue to encourage local East London talent by acting as a platform for the areas aspiring filmmakers. Now in its fourth year, the festival will also include Far East, Asian and New British strands, providing film-goers with early glimpses to the best and inspiring films from around the world.
Last year, Raindance East hosted masterclasses with Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur, East is East writer Ayub Khan Din and musical icon Nitin Sawhney who spilled the secrets of their success and shared their experiences with festival attendees. Films screened included the mesmerising Japanese Story, Battle Royale II, Vodka Lemon and opening night film The Cooler. The festival will again bring to this quarter of London a fantastic programme of Independent cinema as well as the best film-related events that will inform and enthuse all who attend.
Big names this year include: Danny Boyle as director in residence, Nitin Sawhney is back with another masterclass, and Ayub Khan Din, Shekhar Kapur, Parminder Vir, and Jeremy Wooding are joined as Patrons by Jason Solomons.
PANELS AND WORKSHOPS: Animation, Self-distribution on the web, post production and Live!Ammunition!, and 'Bollywood Reborn'.
Plus a whole series of youth workshops across Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham.
Submissions Deadline 21 December 2004 - now closed
Raindance East will be screening at venues across east London for the Fourth year in April 2005. Dedicated to showing the best in new independent filmmaking from local filmmakers, the UK and around the world, the festival will focus on the broad concept of East. We are looking for films completed since November 2003 in the following categories:
- Films made by filmmakers living, working or studying in East London.
- Films that were produced or post produced in East London, or used East London locations.
- Films that reflect the cultural diversity of East London¹s communities.
- Student East
Films made by students attending courses in East London.
East London includes the Boroughs of Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Features, shorts, documentaries, pop promos, artist and experimental films will all be considered.
Kodak Short Film Award In association with Kodak, there will be an audience award for the best short film.
Raindance East is a partnership between the Raindance Film Festival Ltd., London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Hackney and Lee Valley Regional Park.
Applications from: Raindance East Festival Office, Brady Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU 020 7364 7920
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.raindance.co.uk
Cutting East 'Open Deck' Night and Filmmakers' Networking Party
The Raindance East short films night taking place on 20th February, Spitz Gallery, E1 from 6.30pm. The theme this month is animation. For more information or to submit a film email email@example.com or visit http://www.spitz.co.uk. Alternatively, you can just turn up on the night and bring your film to our unique 'open deck session'.
Submissions are still open: send to Steph Turnbull, Films Office, Brady Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street , London E1 5HU .
Alternatively, bring your film with you and brave the audience's judging eye in our notorious 'open deck' session at which we will screen any film submitted on the night. Prizes for the winner include FREE Raindance training and a festival pass for Raindance East. Be warned! films have been cut short by audience vote, but so far controversial has proved popular: one such film even went on to take the prize!
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