Award Winners – 28th Raindance Film Festival
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The 28th Raindance Film Festival didn't let anyone stop us from announcing this year's festival winners.

It was an incredible year and we overcame the challenges of getting our festival online. The brilliant filmmakers celebrating their films at the 2020 Raindance Film Festival were amazing, and as always, it is a very difficult decision to make as to who will win these awards. After many votes, we have finally finished it. Many thanks to all filmmakers and the jury. We congratulate our winners for 2020!

Best director: Milcho Manchevski – Willow

Three women deal with the topics of tradition, adoption and control over their bodies. They didn't set out to change the world, but their struggle to become mothers makes them unlikely heroines. Willow presents three Macedonian-based stories – one medieval and two contemporary – that explore topics such as love, trust and motherhood.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best script: Force of Habit

Force of Habit deconstructs the invisible use of power against women both in private life and in society. After 11 women we experience their point of view and immerse ourselves in the female gaze. Now we see it.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best Cinematography: Tim Cragg – The Great Green Wall

ernando Meirelles and the Malian musician Inna Modja take us on an epic journey along the Great Green Wall of Africa. The film shares an ambitious vision: the growth of 8000 km of trees across the continent that have been planted to combat the effects of mass migration, resource scarcity and climate change.

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Best performance: Johnny Flynn – Stardust

It's 1971: A 24-year-old David Bowie takes his first trip to America to meet a world that is not yet ready for him. Revealing the inspirations produced by Bowie's legendary alter ego Ziggy Stardust, Stardust traces the transformation of one of the world's greatest icons.

Best international feature: Force of Habit

Force of Habit deconstructs the invisible use of power against women both in private life and in society. After 11 women we experience their point of view and immerse ourselves in the female gaze. Now we see it.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best UK feature: He dreams of giants

In the 2002 documentary Lost In La Mancha, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe recorded filmmaker Terry Gilliam's failed attempt to bring Don Quixote to the screen. Documenting Gilliam's hard-won success, He Dreams of Giants is one of the most intense meditations on how art can ever be seen on canvas.

Best Documentary: The State of Texas VS. Melissa

Melissa Lucio, the first Spanish woman to be sentenced to death in Texas, faces her final appeal after waiting ten years to see her fate. Exploring a life plagued by poverty and prejudice, Texas vs. Melissa is the story of one woman's struggle against an entire system.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best music documentary: TOPOWA! – Never give up

TOPOWA! is a journey of hope celebrating the power of music to change lives. From the Katwe slums in Uganda to the streets of London to the fields of the Cheltenham Festival, we follow five young teacher musicians and the band Brass For Africa as they prepare for an unforgettable experience that will change their lives forever.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

discovery Award: My thoughts are silent

Vadim is twenty-two. He's a sound engineer and a downer. He's going to Canada in three months. Forever. Before leaving, he has the task of recording the voice of a very rare bird that lives only in the Transcarpathian Mountains of Ukraine.

Best short film of the festival: A fallen fruit

Thy, the young son of a cricket farmer, mourns his mother and faces the arrival of his father's new bride and daughter. The film is a portrait of a day in Thy's world of silent sadness and hopeful dreams, painted on the canvas of rural Cambodia.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best UK Short: The long farewell

A day that begins like any other slowly erupts in violence for a family as they experience institutional racism and fear. The film shows an uncompromising vision of what might lie ahead of us in these intolerant times when people from ethnic minorities are often forced to go through traumatic "separations".

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Best Documentary: Firefly

At night in Cuba, the flight of fireflies is said to be like weakened fire, wandering souls or the meeting of miniature ghosts. Isabel calls and does a cathartic dance. Firefly is an experimental composition that explores creativity and spiritual intimacy.

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Best Animation Short: Every Moment

A man. In a room. In a movie. This is the becoming of something and the becoming in itself at the same time. And nothing is as solid as we believe … Every moment whatever our perception of time, bodies and objects and our innate inability to grasp the full reality of things , explored.

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Any moment whatever

Best music video: Zoea

This music video follows the journey of a mitten crab, a species whose population has gradually declined over the past few decades, mainly due to overharvesting and pollution. As a result, the existence of the mitten crab has also disappeared from the consciousness of the population.

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Zoea

Film des Festival: In order not to be uncomfortable, we have to talk seriously

Aris & # 39; business and sexual success is shattered when he develops a sexually transmitted disease that could be fatal to his many female partners. He decides to contact them individually to find the source. With his impending promotion in danger, Aris discovers that self-absorption isn't the only form of existence.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

Festival spirit: the hat

A young man wanders into the middle of a barren field and just as he is enjoying the calm of it all, a mysterious attacker comes running towards him from the trees. But there are some things that you cannot leave behind.

Check it out here until 11:59 PM GMT on Saturday November 7th

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About Raindance

Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmakers and filmmakers.

Raindance connects, trains, supports and encourages visual storytellers at every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival takes place every autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been offering film training since 1992. A wide range of open classes through to a 2-year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images for a postgraduate film degree is offered to students on five continents both in person and online.

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