Raindance Film Fest reveals nominations

Strong U.S. presence in competition strands

LONDON -- U.S. filmmakers may come out on top in the competition strands during this year's upcoming Raindance Film Festival with nominees popping up in best international, best debut and best documentary categories.

Ry Russo-Young's "You Won't Miss Me" and David Lee Miller's "My Suicide" are among the five titles competing for best international nod.

For the best debut, Asiel Norton's "Redland" and Daniel Stamm's "A Necessary Death" find themselves in the running.

The documentary competition is dominated by titles from the U.S. with three out of the five.

Patrick Shen's "The Philosopher Kings," "It Came from Kuchar," directed by Jennifer M. Kroot and Tony Zierra's "My Big Break" feature in the doc competition.

The festival also dishes out nods for best U.K. feature and best micro budget work at the event, which runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 11.

All award winners will be announced before the closing night movie, Stephen Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience" at the Apollo West End Oct. 11.