Thunderdance Film Festival: A celebration of underrepresented voices and emerging talent. With a commitment to accessibility, Thunderdance provides a platform for diverse filmmakers to showcase their work. Embracing creativity and fostering a fun atmosphere, it's a dynamic festival that challenges norms and inspires new perspectives in the world of cinema.

Thunderdance was born in November 2017 as a passion project by Josh Trigg, creating a thriving platform that offered young filmmakers a chance to showcase their work, forge connections, and immerse themselves in a supportive community. As an annual event, Thunderdance caters for a wide range of themes, encompassing broad narrative genres in film and an appreciation of technical prowess. In 2018, Thunderdance held a specific "Dark" edition which focused entirely on sinister themes, exploring the macabre and indulging in the taboo. Over the years,  Thunderdance has pioneered unique categories influenced by the desire to support under-represented causes such as the "Best Mental Health" film category.

The festival thrived on the creativity, passion, and dedication of its participants and audiences, fostering a sense of community and celebrating the magic of storytelling.

The year 2019 marked a momentous occasion for Thunderdance as it embarked on its first-ever pop-up festival in Cannes. Held on June 18th, this extraordinary event paid homage to its iconic location with the compelling theme of "Crime of Passion." Exploring the depths of impulsive acts fueled by sudden strong impulses, Thunderdance Pop-Up in Cannes showcased exceptional films within this specific theme. From captivating narratives and thought-provoking documentaries to visionary directors, talented actors, mesmerizing cinematography, experimental projects, and narratives addressing themes in the wider zeitgeist, the festival celebrated the diverse range of cinematic achievements through the lens of a modern-day festival.

Rutger Hauer who sadly passed away during the pandemic was a patron and lead judge of the festival since it's inception.

Throughout the years, Thunderdance proudly assembled an impressive panel of jurors. Visionaries like director David Nutter, Roar Uthaug, Alicia Vikander, the legendary Rutger Hauer, producer Barry Waldman, Colin Salmon, and Shaun Sipos. In addition, Thunderdance puts a spotlight on relative unknowns while bringing the expertise of all-star judges and contributors to help elevate their voices. Thunderdance provides a nurturing environment for talented filmmakers, fostering connections and offering valuable feedback to winners. The festival continues to play a pivotal role in launching promising careers, propelling directors into the spotlight, and garnering industry recognition.

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