Coming-of-Age films to watch at Raindance Film Festival 2020
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Coming-of-age stories examine the uncomfortable transition into adulthood and finding one's own voice. The Raindance Film Festival 2020 shows harrowing, nerve-wracking stories of people who grow into themselves and offer universal moments for every viewer to relate to themselves and to reflect who they were then and who they are now.

Here are the young men

Screening on November 7th at Vue West End | Book your ticket

The 2020 Raindance Film Festival ends with the UK premiere of Here Are the Young Men at the Vue West End cinema in Leicester Square.

The film with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Emma), Dean-Charles Chapman (1917, Game Of Thrones), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders) and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Vikings) tells the story of three teenagers from Dublin in one Trapped spiral of alcohol and drugs with devastating consequences.

FOMO – fear of missing out

Available on request 28 Oct-7 Nov | Check it out here

The teenage friends Gergö, Patrik, Bandi and Ábris love three things: partying, sex and their online following. One night, the vulnerable Lilla falls victim to the boy at a drunken house party. A challenge gets out of hand and the youth world changes overnight forever.


Online screening Wed 4 Nov at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Fri 6 Nov at 12 p.m.

Two teenage friends deal with some very adult problems in this fresh and hilarious dramatic comedy. Kat and Janet are two small-town outsiders who face the pressures of sex, drugs, gun-crazy janitors, time-traveling friends, and (strangest of all) popularity as they try to get through their senior year.

Our own

Online screening Tue 3 Nov at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Wed 4 Nov at 2pm

The parish of Ste-Adeline has always held together, but a scandal will send shockwaves through this quiet little town. At the center of the storm are Magalie, a teenager, Manuel, the mayor's foster child, and their powerless mothers. Is the city's carefully manicured social veneer about to crack?

Still from our own film


Available on request 28 Oct-7 Nov | Check it out here

On an incredibly hot day in eastern Nigeria, a boy learns the hard way that all actions have consequences. Troublemaker is a coming-of-age story about masculinity and violence. What are the devastating effects of war across generations and on local communities?

Still from the short film Troublemaker

Discover the full program of the Raindance Film Festival 2020


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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