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.

“We want to use Raindance Releasing to discover, foster and promote filmmaking talent in the same way we have been doing for 21 years with our film festival and the British Independent Film Awards.”

Distrify CEO Peter Gerard added: “This new Distrify-powered initiative allows Raindance to curate and promote high quality independent films year-round to a passionate online audience of film lovers.”

The site aims to release up to three new films every month.