22nd Raindance Film Festival Award Winners Announced

22nd Raindance Film Festival Award Winners Announced

 ~ Acclaimed music documentary Take Me To The River named Feature Film of the Festival ~

The 22nd annual Raindance Film festival came to a close this weekend, with the winning films in twelve categories announced at the festival’s annual awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel on Saturday, 4th October.

Over two weeks Raindance hosted over 100 feature length films, 176 shorts and 40 industry events from more than 50 countries. The winning films were selected from a shortlist by the 2014 Raindance jury, a panel of influential figures from the media world including Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock), Alice Lowe (SightseersHot Fuzz), and Amy Hubbard (casting directorHomeland and 24).

Take Me To The River, a documentary charting the influence of Memphis and Mississippi Delta blues musicians was named Feature Film of the Festival, an award recognising the film that best encapsulates the independent spirit that Raindance has so proudly championed for the past two decades.

The winning films are as follows:


Best Debut Feature – Kebab & Horoscope


Best British Feature – Luna

Best International Feature – The Light Shines Only There

Best Documentary Feature – Days of Hope

Film of the Festival (Feature) – Take Me To the River

Film of the Festival (Short) – Freedom (aka Rangzen)



Best UK Short – Nosferatu in Love



Best International Short – Freedom (aka Rangzen)



Best Documentary Short – Our Curse

Best Animated Short – Tea With The Dead

Best Music Video –Subtunes



Special Jury Prize – Heart/Couer



The full list of nominees this year can be viewed at:


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