Monday, February 24, 2014

Raindance Film Festival launches an Indie VOD player

The Raindance Film Festival has announced today the launch of its new Video On Demand service, Raindance Releasing.

Now in its 22nd year, the Raindance Film Festival is the UKs most celebrated indie film festival.  Since 1993 Raindance Film Festival has premiered amazing cult classics such as Pulp Fiction, Memento, the Blair Witch Project, Ghost World and Love Exposure.

The founder of the festival as well as the British Independent Film Awards, Elliot Grove says "Raindance was the first film festival to launch online festival screenings way back in 2006 so it's always been our ambition to bring our movies online to audiences year round.” 

The site aims to release 2-3 new films every month.

The launch films so far announced are:
Directed by Drew Cullingham, 2012, UK
From one of the UK's most exciting independent filmmakers, Drew Cullingham, James Fisher gives a poignant and personal portrayal of a cynical but grieving bluesman & his journey to find peace. 

Directed by Roberto Fiesco
A powerful documentary, the heart of which is a conversation between 70 year old actress Dona Lilia Ortega and her daughter, Coral Bonelli, a cabaret performer who started her career as a male child actor, Fernando Ortega. 

Directed by Matt Anderson, 2013, USA
This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey to understand the catastrophic environmental transitions now facing humanity. It's a survival guide for the 21st Century.

Directed by Marton Jelinko, 2012, Finland
Indebted is the tale of Elli (Heidi Linden), a biology student with mounting bills, currently working two jobs but still struggling to make ends meet. When a one night stand misunderstands the nature of their encounter and leaves her €300 she succumbs to the idea of prostituting herself to make money.  

Directed by Ja'far 'Abd Al-Hamid, 2011, UK
In February 2003, an underground blogger arrives in London to campaign against UN Sanctions on Iraq. Falling in love is not part of the plan. 

Directed by Peter Marcias, 2013, Italy
Alina returns to her native village in Sardinia and establishes a friendly relationship with the local police chief. As he investigates the disappearance of a local child, Aline finds herself reconsidering her past life.

Directed by Drew Cullingham, 2011, UK
Dougie, Stevie and Nathan - a hedonist, an idealist and a pragmatist - are trapped inside a room for 48 hours as part of a cognitive behaviour experiment. No-one is monitoring them for safety. 

Directed by Ruben Mazzoleni, 2013, USA) 
What if your best friend asks you to hold a bag for one night without knowing what is inside? 

Directed by Suridh Hassan, 2012, UK
Football may in many ways be a great leveller, but the experiences of sporting hopefuls in Africa can differ wildly, as this documentary shows. Following the contrasting tales of two boys, it shows how football can offer salvation from poverty for some - and a devastating fantasy for others.

Directed by Charlie Cattrall, 2013, UK 
Titus is a modern-day story of a displaced African American jazz musician trying to come to terms with his troubled past. 

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