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Raindance MA student Sadie Frost studying with Martyna.

Raindance MA student Sadie Frost (l) studies in a coffee shop – the world’s most flexible and innovative film degree

We don’t teach filmmaking. We make filmmakers.

Our evening and weekend short film and screenwriting courses offer the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time.

Our Postgraduate Film Degree, offered in partnership with Staffordshire University and the Independent Film Trust is the most unique and flexible of it’s kind in the world. Write your screenplay, make your movie, tap into Raindance’s knowledge and expertise and earn a MA or MSc at the same time.

Nowhere will you find film training run alongside an international independent film festival.

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Raindance Raw Talent’s feature film, Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey, directed by Ate De Jong, has been bought for distribution in Germany!

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Raindance Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for the aspiring filmmaker in your life. Our film gift certificates are redeemable on any Raindance course or event. For other gift certificate values or to gift a film course, give us call at 0207 930 3412. We love hearing from our readers! Raindance Members get a 15% discount! Login here then … Read More

From Book to Film: A Perilous and Potholed Road

I have wanted to write this post for a while. I love literature (as most literature majors at university do), and I love films (as all interns at Raindance do). Quite a few films are adaptions of books. It is the perfect fit. But do you know what is not always the perfect fit? Filmic … Read More

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How To Write A Summer Blockbuster: 5 Keys

It used to be that summer was the season for blockbuster movies. Now it’s a year-round phenomenon. Hollywood is in the business of selling films to a worldwide audience, which means they are always looking for a script with blockbuster potential. Most screenwriters think a blockbuster is simply a film that does really well at … Read More

Micro Budget Filmmaking

El Mariachi: 35 Facts

El Mariachi is a landmark film in the history of cinema. Shot, written and directed by a first timer, Robert Rodriguez, and produced by and starring Carlos Gallardo, the film won Sundance and was picked up for worldwide distribution by Columbia. Carlos is presenting a one day masterclass in micro budget filmmaking on Saturday May … Read More

How much is my movie worth

How Much Is My Film Worth?

What is my film worth? This is the most common question I hear year after year at the Raindance Film Festival. I meet many filmmakers at various stages of the fimmaking process, all of whom have varying approaches to the tricky question of valuing their films. It’s also taken on a strangely surreal meaning too … Read More

Fabulous Press About Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey

We are so proud of our movie. The script by Mark Rogers, the perfromances by Edward Akrout, Matt Barber and Megan Mazcko, and the entire technical team led by the wonderfully creative and inspiring Ate de Jong. April 11 2014 Twitch Review:  Lean, Mean & Surprising April 11 2014 Letterboxd.com April 11, 2014 Ate de … Read More

Personal Injury

Personal Injury In Movies

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Bill Martell’s screenwriting classes are on of the highlights of every Raindance Film Festival he attends. With nearly two dozen of his scripts produced, Bill has developed a real knack of telling screenwriters how it actually is in the industry. Here he discusses how we show pain in the movies: POP QUIZ. Which … Read More

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

Independent film is thriving in Poland. Don’t believe us? At the 2013 Raindance Film Festival, we launched our first ever Polish Film Strand, working alongside the Polish Cultural Institute, in which a collection of six independent Polish films were selected to highlight the incredibly talented filmmakers across the nation. If you missed last year’s festival, don’t … Read More

Raindance Partners with Western Sahara International Film Festival

At Raindance we love independent film for many reasons, one of the most important is its ability to tell a story. And there is nothing better than harnessing the power of storytelling to empower people and inspire social change. For this reason, Raindance is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Western Sahara International … Read More

Raindance Film Festival: We’re worth it.

Here at Raindance we try not to pat ourselves on the back too often. The film industry is populated with people who are far too impressed with themselves, and we don’t often feel the need to hop on that party train. Every once in a while, however, something comes along that we can’t help but … Read More

5 Things To Remember Before Shooting On A RED Epic At 200fps

As cinematographer it’s my duty and most and above all my pleasure to create the look of a film. My role is to turn the director’s vision into reality. Often, I’m challenged by directors but let’s face it that’s one of the reasons I love my job. Recently we shot a film called Madison Cruz … Read More

Monty Python

Monty Python’s 3 Lessons For Filmmakers

Monty Python is one of the entertainment industry’s iconic brands. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin formed a comedy troupe branded Monty Python and launched Monty Python’s Flying Circus in September 1969 on the BBC. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’s or Elvis … Read More

Stealing [from] Art

While film has always been a huge passion of mine, I chose to study History of Art at University. To my absolute delight, I came to find that the two disciplines are in constant conversation with each other. Art inspires film. Film inspires art. Hell, film is art. Like the two-dimensional art (paintings, drawings, photographs, … Read More

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Raindance: The Voice of Indie Film

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.and Raindance.tv