British indie drama “Stranger Things” and Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian co-production “Just Between Us” were among the winners announced Saturday night at the 19th Raindance Film Festival in London. “Stranger Things” took Best UK Feature and “Just Between Us” took Best International Feature.
Other winners included Bulgaria’s “Tilt” for Best Debut Feature, Italy’s “Reset” for Film of the Festival, the UK’s “How To Start A Revolution” for Best Documentary, the UK’s “Monk3ys” for Best Microbudget Feature, Denmark’s “Words” for Best International Short and “Love At First Sight” for Best UK Short.
“There were some outstanding films across the whole line-up so selecting winners was especially difficult this year,” said festival director, Elliott Grove. “This has been a really successful festival – from the heart of London’s West End we’ve screened over 200 features and shorts at the state-of-the art Apollo Cinema, Piccadilly. Attendance was up by a staggering 62% on last year proving that the appetite for independent film is thriving.”
The winners were chosen by a jury including actor Dexter Fletcher, director Gillies Mackinnon, actress Helen McCrory and TV/radio presenter Alex Zane.