Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder’s Triple F-Rated feature The Planters - the rating given to films directed and/or written by women, which also includes women in significant roles on screen – has been named Film of the Festival at the UK’s Raindance Film Festival (September 18-29).



Source: Raindance Film Festival

The Planters

Written, directed and starring Kotcheff and Leder, The Planters is a dark comedy about a reclusive telemarketer who befriends a homeless woman with multiple personalities.

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Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénarddocumentary By the Name of Tania, another F-Rated winner, won best international feature. The film debuted at the Berlinale earlier this year and relays the true testimonials of sex workers.

The best UK feature prize was awarded to On the President’s Orders, a documentary directed by Emmy-winners James Jones and Olivier Sarbil about President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines.

Members of this year’s 20-strong jury included Harry Potter director David Yates, Deadpool star Ed Skrein and Yesterday star Himesh Patel.

The 27th edition of Raindance closes on September 29 with Susanne Heinrich’s German comedy Aren’t You Happy.

Raindance 2019 Winners

Film of The Festival: The Planters

Best International Feature: By the Name of Tania

Best UK Feature: On the President’s Orders

Best Documentary Feature: Who Made You?

Discovery Award – Best Debut Feature: Platform

Spirit of The Festival Award: Alice

Best Director: Steve Krikris, The Waiter

Best Performance: Evgeniy Tsyganov, The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Best Screenplay: Miha Mazzini, Erased

Best Cinematography: Bastian Esser, The Real Thing: Real Life in Fake Cities

Best Short of The Festival: Brotherhood

Best UK Short: The Devil’s Harmony

Best Animation Short: The Opposites Game

Best Documentary Short: Kamali

Best Music Video: Feet