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We've been coming up with innovative film school training, social media and the Raindance Film Festival for 22 years. Join us and become a Raindance Premium member, or attend the British Independent Film Awards which we created in 1998. Here's 10 Great Reasons To Join Raindance.

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Early-autumn Raindance, the love child of provocateur Elliot Grove, caters to the grittier, weirder end of indiedom and has a particular penchant for rock ‘n’ roll-themed pics. Despite its Cinderella status, it attracts an unusually large share of industry support.
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Shorts, features, web series, music videos all accepted at Britain's largest independent film festival. Rules and applications here

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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

Our evening and weekend short film and screenwriting courses offer the greatest 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 flexible and unique 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.

With over 150 students on 5 continents, this postgraduate film degree is th largest in the UK.

Nowhere else will you find film training run alongside an international independent film festival. Our London film training calendar is here

We make movies too!

Raindance Raw Talent's feature film, Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey, directed by Ate De Jong, has been bought for distribution in Germany.
It is also soon to become available in Japan and Benelux.
Over 150,000 people have watched this trailler, cut in-house by our Filmmaker-In-residence, Christian Bell.

Find out more here or follow @Raindance for more info!

Playing at the world's best horror festivals:

We Played Whistler - it's the North American Premiere on December 6th

Played Dublin Horrorthon on October 21st at 23.10
Our film played  Frightfest
Read this: Ain't It Cool's review
Read this: Kim Hudson's review
Read this: Heyyouguys review


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