Other winners include Poland’s Kebab & Horoscope, British film Luna, Japanese feature The Lights Shines Only There and illegal immigrant doc Days of Hope.

Take Me To the River

Take Me To The River, Martin Shore’s documentary charting the influence of Memphis and Mississippi Delta blues musicians, has been named Raindance’s Feature Film of the Festival.

The film, which includes contributions from Terrance Howard and Snoop Dogg, was honoured at the Raindance Film Festival awards ceremony in London on Saturday night (Oct 4).

The ceremony closed two weeks of the independent film festival, which screened more than 100 features, 176 shorts and hosted 40 industry events.

The winners were chosen by a jury that comprised Sherlock actor Andrew Scott, Sightseers actress Alice Lowe and Homeland casting director Amy Hubbard.

Winning films

 Best Debut Feature - Kebab & Horoscope

 Best British Feature – Luna

Best International Feature - The Light Shines Only There

Best Documentary Feature - Days of Hope

Film of the Festival (Feature) - Take Me To the River

Film of the Festival (Short) - Freedom (aka Rangzen)

Best UK Short - Nosferatu in Love

Best International Short - Freedom (aka Rangzen)

Best Documentary Short - Our Curse

Best Animated Short – Tea With The Dead

Best Music Video -Subtunes

Special Jury Prize - Hart/Couer