Stranger Things wins Best UK Feature at Raindance
The independent feature Stranger Things – directed by Ron Eyal and Eleanor Burke – has won the Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival.
The award for Best International Feature went to the Croation, Serbian and Slovenian co-production, Just Between Us.
The Film of the Festival was the Italian short, Reset.
Other honours at the nineteenth Raindance Film Festival included Bulgarias Tilt being awarded the Best Debut, Drew Cullinghams Monk3ys winning the Best Microbudget Feature and Ruaridh Arrows How to Start a Revolution collecting the award for the Best Documentary.
The Best UK Short went to Michael Davies, for Love at First Sight and the Best International Short was Sven Vinges Words, from Denmark.
The prizes were announced by the jury, which included the actor Dexter Fletcher, the director Gillies Mackinnon and the broadcaster and critic Alex Zane.
The festivals director Elliot Grove said there were some outstanding films across the whole line-up and said the 2011 event had been particularly successful, with attendance being 62% higher than last year. He said the success of the festival proved that the appetite for independent film was thriving.