Raindance to take place in October – “no ifs no buts”

Raindance has confidently announced the dates for the 2020 Raindance Film Festival.

Raindance founder Elliot Grove says the festival will begin on 28th October, “no ifs no buts.”

In a news release that doesn’t mention the coronavirus outbreak that has forced the cancellation or suspension of other festivals including BFI Flare and Cannes, the founder of Raindance, Elliot Grove, said the event would begin on 28th October, “no ifs not buts.”

The organisers say the 11 day long festival will deliver a wide range of events, workshops and panels in addition to screenings of films that will be eligible for contention at the Oscars, BAFTAs or Raindance’s own BIFAs.

The programme will include competitions for feature films and shorts, narratives and documentaries – as well as a strand for immersive experiences.

The festival’s 28th edition will mark the first time that it’s worked alongside the entertainment industry public relations giant Premier, whose boss Jonathan Rutter said, “Independent filmmaking has always been at the ehart of what we do, so we are very happy to be collaborating with an institution that celebrates this and gives a platform to some of the best independent titles from across the globe.”