Raindance Festival 2018
HND Showcase

HND Showcase

Saturday 6th October 18:15
The HND Showcase presents a selection of short films made by our HND students, as part of their coursework. These films reflect the practical, hands-on nature of the programme, giving our learners the skills, experience and confidence to pursue a...
House of Mexico

House of Mexico

Friday 5th October 19:30
In collaboration with The House of Mexico, part of the Tequila and Mezcal Fest, Raindance has selected four Mexican short films that we feel reflect the country's cinematic character. The films display a diversity of narrative style, subject...
MA Showcase

MA Showcase

Saturday 6th October 18:00
The MA Showcase is a selection of short films made by students on the Raindance postgraduate degree programme. Every student designs their own pathway, and each film reflects not only the strength of the degree, but the variety of topics that...
Music Videos

Music Videos

Saturday 29th September 20:30
The primary function of the music video is to promote the piece of music that it accompanies - to provide a visual interpretation of the sequence of notes, sounds and lyrics that make up the track. The best music videos are works of art in their...
Raindance Gallery of Immersive Stories
Shorts Programme: Animation

Shorts Programme: Animation

Saturday 29th September 13:00
Intermingling veterans and innovators, this diverse selection exposes inventive techniques and engaging narratives. These animations uncover unfamiliar stories about poet Charles Bukowski, the Velvet Underground, and include a collaborative homage...
Shorts Programme: Documentary

Shorts Programme: Documentary

Sunday 30th September 13:00
Startling narratives with enigmatic characters, revealing peculiar stories in obscure places. These documentaries expose punks in the Philippines, eccentric crime obsessives in Los Angeles, occult aficionados, radical poets, and an exceptionally...
Shorts Programme: International 1

Shorts Programme: International 1

Saturday 29th September 15:30
Challenging forms, structures, and preconceived notions of what to expect from underrepresented stories. This selection of shorts is not afraid to push the narrative boundaries of cinema. They display a yearning for a deeper meaning to the...
Shorts Programme: International 2

Shorts Programme: International 2

Sunday 30th September 15:45
Everything seems unstable, yet anything is possible. These tales immerse the audience in ostensibly chaotic situations with characters who attempt to retain a sense of control, with elusive hope. These films showcase imposing issues with intrepid...
Shorts Programme: International 3

Shorts Programme: International 3

Sunday 30th September 18:00
This selection of films challenges the way that you believe you are, and what you thought you knew. Taking on a varied range of issues, and using an even wider range of methods to discuss them, these films are bound to keep you guessing about what...
Shorts Programme: International 4

Shorts Programme: International 4

Sunday 30th September 15:30
We face struggles on a daily basis, whether pressured by our social environment or grappling for inner truths. This selection of shorts examines human conflict, showing people questioning their core values, stretching their boundaries, and...
Shorts Programme: Queer

Shorts Programme: Queer

Sunday 30th September 20:30
An eclectic mix of short films exploring the lives of members of the LGBTQ+ community across the globe. We are taken on a journey from a theme park in Beirut to the gorgeously shot landscapes of Cork, and just about everywhere else in between.
Shorts Programme: Triple Bill

Shorts Programme: Triple Bill

Saturday 29th September 13:15
These formidable films challenge the concept of truth and its consequences. We visit Javier Bardem in small town America; a village in modern-day Rwanda - portrayed in measured tendencies with a powerful story of the genocide that tore the country...
Shorts Programme: UK

Shorts Programme: UK

Saturday 29th September 18:00
Showcasing a new crop of films from the UK, this selection pushes the boundaries of national identity and the rigmaroles of unity. Featuring characters from the fringes of society, searching for balance in the most frenetic of circumstances.