The Raindance Film Festival in partnership with Lumix today announced its highly-anticipated line-up in full of over 80 feature films, 99 short films, 22 music videos and 33 VR exhibits, including 16 World Premieres, 25 International, 19 European and 70 UK Premieres. Celebrating its 26th year, Raindance Film Festival will take place in London's West End from Wednesday 26 September until Sunday 7 October 2018.
Elliot Grove, Raindance Founder, "Independent film matters more than ever. Our varied programme of the very best of independent, uncensored cinema has the power to transport us from our place of overwhelm - breaking down barriers and allowing us to understand how people with very different circumstances from all over the globe live, work and play. We are proud to give a voice to the outsiders, the rebels, the dreamers and the poets and to celebrate films of dissent, which challenge society."
Elliot Grove was joined by Jury member, Judi Shekoni (Maleficent 2, Breaking Dawn - Part 2) as they revealed this year's competition films in the International and UK Features, Documentaries, Shorts and Web Series categories, as well as the programme for the much anticipated Virtual Reality strand.
The UK Premiere of award winning director Marialy's Rivas' Princesita will be the Opening Night Film. Produced by Fabula, the Chilean production company created by the Larrain brothers, the film tells the story of twelve-year-old Tamara, who has been raised in a cult. As she becomes a young woman, she receives instructions for her life mission: to carry the successor, fathered by the cult leader, the charismatic Miguel. Try the festival trailer above for more.