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31st  Raindance Film Festival 

London, United Kingdom, October 25 to November 4, 2023


(Feature and short films, music videos, AR/VR, all genres) 

The Raindance Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2023 edition. 


  • Competitive: Yes  
  • Entry fees: Yes (72-85£) 
  • Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeWay



Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK, currently rated top 10 international film festival for filmmakers to consider, according to studiobinder. It is based in the heart of London’s buzzing West End film district. 

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Winners of Best Animation Short/Best Documentary Short/Short of the Festival) categories will qualify for Oscar®, and selected shorts also for BAFTA considerations. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the Festival for applications to its International Promotion Program

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890