Celebrating independent film: Canon sponsors 15th Raindance Film Festival

This autumn, Canon embraces grassroots moviemaking by sponsoring the 15th Raindance Film Festival. The UK’s largest independent film festival – and one of Europe’s most creative – Raindance runs from 26 September to 7 October, across central London.

“Canon is proud to support the 15th Raindance Film Festival,” said Jacco Leurs, Marketing Director, Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “Many independent moviemakers already use Canon HD products and we hope to encourage them to feed their imagination and be inspired at Raindance.” Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, added: “It is great news that Canon is supporting independent filmmakers at this year’s Raindance Festival – including sponsorship of the Best Cinematographer Award. Canon and Raindance are natural partners since Canon HD camcorders are ideal tools for up-and-coming filmmakers.”

Canon Best Cinematography Award

The Canon Best Cinematography Award is a new, Canon-sponsored award category at this year’s Raindance Film Festival. Recognising the best cinematographer in a short film, the winner will receive a Canon XH A1 High Definition camcorder as their prize.

Creative clarity

Under the umbrella theme ‘Creative Clarity,’ Canon’s participation at Raindance is intended to enable young and emerging filmmakers to realise their creative vision. The empowering qualities of its HD products will be highlighted in a range of promotional activities.

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