WomenTalk TV accepted into the Official Selection of the 24th Raindance Film Festival, 21 Sept-2 Oct
(Singapore, 29 August 2016) — WomenTalk TV has received an Official Selection for the Raindance Web Fest, a part of the Raindance Film Festival 2016 in London. The selected WomenTalk TV episode is the story of the first female neurosurgeon in Nepal — Dr Maya Bhattachan, and will be screened at the Vue Piccadilly at the festival. WomenTalk TV is the only selected entry from Asia in the Official Selection this year.
“The WomenTalk TV team is extremely honoured and humbled to be part of the Official Selection at this year’s Raindance Web Fest.” said Eunice Olsen, CEO of WomenTalk TV. “We’re very grateful and encouraged that a small and independent program from Singapore can indeed compete on an International stage, and we share this honour with everyday ‘sheroines’ that inspire us. We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to Singapore Airlines for supporting our trip to the Festival and for believing in and acknowledging the work that we do.”
The Raindance Film Festival is the largest and most important independent film festival in the UK. It showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from the UK and around the world celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers. The 24th Raindance Film Festival will take place from the 21st September — 2nd October 2016 in Central London (Piccadilly Circus), screening 100 feature films and over 150 short films.
The Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA nominations. British short films that play in competition and all British features that play in 2016 will be eligible for entry for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards BIFA. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry.
Being in the Official Selection list, WomenTalk TV joins other internationally respected programs from the UK, United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, Canada and Lebanon.
Since the launch of WomenTalk TV in August 2013, it has earned the following accolades; an International Emmy Award nomination for Best Digital — Non fiction in 2014, and seven other awards for Best Documentary Short and Best Woman Filmmaker at international independent film festivals in 2016.