Raindance.tv, the online and mobile film portal founded by the Raindance Film Festival with dandy productions, Dogwoof Pictures and Crucible Media, has partnered with Internet TV platform Joost.

Joost users will now be able to view - for free - Raindance.tv's independent features, shorts and documentaries. Offerings include UK thriller Gingerbread Man and Spanish horror project The Nameless.

Elliot Grove, founder of the Raindance Film Festival, said: 'We have some of the most exciting independent films from all around the world and the Joost platform promises to deliver our consumers an unrivaled broadcast quality viewing experience on the Internet.'

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, executive vice president, content strategy and acquisition for Joost, added: ' We are delighted to partner with Raindance.tv and look forward to offering our viewers a channel devoted to some of the best independent film making.'

The 15th Raindance Film Festival runs in London Sept 29-Oct 7.