UK internet series festival, Raindance Web Fest, is returning for its second event. As of August 27, we know what’s in store for this year’s digital video celebration across the Atlantic.
Taking place at Vue Cinema in Piccadilly on September 27 and 28, Raindance Web Fest will feature six video debuts, including “LOL2,” the sequel to Ric Forster’s “LOL,” and “Portal,” a Dailymotion original series.
Raindance Web Fest is also set to host the debut British Independent Series Awards (BISA). YouTuber Liam Dryden announced the nominations in a live stream video, revealing those picked for outstanding British web series, excellent international series, and best acting. Some series currently under consideration for these awards include “Destroy the Alpha Gammas,” “Venice: The Series,” and “Future Duck!”
Jake Avnet, Wigs COO, Mark Melling, AOL video director, and Vanessa Bakewell, Facebook’s head of entertainment, will sit on the BISA judging panel at the festival.
Of course, no web festival would be complete without an array of panels. Panels at Raindance Web Fest include speakers like Rebecca Frankel of Little Dot Studios, UK YouTube personalities like Jack Howard and Chris Bingham, and Mark Benmore of Content Media.
Admission to Raindance Web Fest (minus the awards ceremony) ranges from £40 at full price to £30 at the Raindance member’s fee. The entire Raindance Film Festival runs from September 24 to October 5 and is getting ready for its 22nd year. To get an “early bird” pass to the Web Fest, click here.