Raindance Film Festival Winners Announced


The 21st Raindance Film festival has come to a close, announcing it’s winning films on Saturday 5th October at Vue cinema in Piccadilly Circus .

The jury (made up of  some very talented critics, actors, directors including Jason Flemyng and Martina Amati and controversial wikileaks founder Julian Assange) were faced with the unenviable task of deliberating between some excellent entries this year, with their final decisions being as follows:

Best International Feature

Halima’s Path


Best UK Feature

The Machine


Best Debut Feature

The Art of Happiness


Best Documentary Feature>



Best International Short

A Good Story


Best UK Short



Best Animated Short



Best Documentary Short

Butter Lamp


Film of the Festival (Feature)

The Patrol


Film of the Festival (Short)

A Good Story


Special Jury Prize (who will be offered the chance to film next year’s Raindance trailer)

Philip Van (writer/director of Flight)


For a full list of the nominations and more details about all the winners got to the Raindance website http://raindancefestival.org

Katie Hall is the assistant editor at Critics Associated.