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The official trailer for the 24th annual Raindance Film Festival has been released...

Directed by Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra, the trailer is a tribute to legendary filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, who this year will celebrate his 70th birthday.

Lapietra’s script for the trailer is based on Steven Spielberg’s 2010 speech given at the Academy for Achievement, sharing what inspired him to become a filmmaker. Scenes from a few of Spielberg’s films are recreated, including a key battle scene from Escape to Nowhere, a 40-min film he directed when he was 14 years old and a dinosaur from the iconic Jurassic Park, as well as the train wreck from The Greatest Show on Earth, the film that he credits as being one of the major inspirations that led him to pursue a career in film. Lapietra uses a Super 8 mm camera in the trailer - a camera that Steven Spielberg used as a child when making films.

Filippo Capuzzi Lapietra is a Brazilian filmmaker who majored in film at FAAP University. A Wasted Night, a short film which he completed as a course assignment, won the Best Foreign Short Film Award at the Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival in 2012. The film has since gone on to win multiple awards and screen in over twenty international film festivals. Filippo also wrote and directed The House Job, for which he received the award for Best Director and Best Foreign Short Film at the Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival. That same year, the film also won the Special Jury Prize for a Short at the Raindance Film Festival and included in this prize was the opportunity to create the Official Trailer for the Festival for which he has recently received a Young Director Award for the trailer during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The 24th annual Raindance Film Festival will take place from September 21- October 2, 2016 in London’s West End. Showcasing feature, documentary and short films, music videos and a web series and a champion of independent filmmaking, the Festival is the largest of its kind in Europe.

The programme for this year’s Raindance Film Festival will be announced on Thursday, August 25th, 2016.

Festival passes can be purchased through the Festival website:

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