Following on from our exclusive first look trailer for this years Raindance Film Festival, the full line-up of films has been announced.

The 28th Raindance Film Festival will this year safely proceed as a hybrid of remote engagement and live activity, running 28 October – 7 November online and live in London.

Comprising 50 film premieres, the festival will officially kick off with the UK Premiere of ‘Stardust’, directed by Gabriel Range. The film stars Johnny Flynn (EmmaBeast) as a young David Bowie embarking on his first trip to America, revealing the inspirations and life events that gave birth to his iconic alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, charting the transformation of one of the world’s greatest cultural icons.

Films to feature at the festival include Sean Penn’s ‘Citizen Penn’,  Milcho Manchevsk’s ‘Willow’, ‘Nuclear’ starring George MacKay and Emilia Jones and Darren Strowger lockdown short featuring Jude Law and Rafferty Law ‘The Hat’. For the full list of films visit the website

To enhance the festival experience there’ll be an inventive programme of extras such as virtual red carpets, and live-streamed Q&As, DJ sessions and live performances. This additional activity will fully utilise the tools and platforms we’ve become familiar with during lockdown such as Zoom, Instagram Live and Facebook Live.

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The online programme of independent features and documentaries is a cinematic snapshot of today’s world. And to make this the biggest and most accessible edition of Raindance ever, the full online programme of films, shorts, Q&As and VR experiences will be offered for FREE (pay-what-you-can donations are encouraged to help Raindance to continually support and champion indie film in the UK – and to celebrate the 28th Raindance, 28% of proceeds will be donated to charity.)

Via online platform Shift72, this year’s festival will take the fascinating, multifaceted world of indie film to every corner of the UK, from Aberdeen to York, via anything from smartphones to cinematic LED TVs. Wherever you can connect to Wi-Fi, you can connect with Raindance.