Magazine article Screen International

Raindance Launches VoD Site

Magazine article Screen International

Raindance Launches VoD Site

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Indie festival partners with Distrify on new VoD platform.

The Raindance Film Festival has launched a new Video On Demand website, Raindance Releasing, in a bid to reach out to audiences throughout the year.

The site will feature independent films from around the world, curated by the Raindance Film Festival team in the UK.

Films that will be released for the first time in the UK and Ireland on the platform include documentaries Fall And Winter, Disrupted and Soka Afrika; thrillers Monk3ys and Indebted; and dramas Mesocafe, My Destiny and Black Smoke Rising.

Raindance has partnered with online distribution platform Distrify to launch the site.

Elliot Grove, who founded Raindance in 1993 and also started the British Independent Film Awards, said: "Raindance was the first film festival to launch online festival screenings way back in 2006 so it's always been our ambition to bring our movies online to audiences year round. …

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