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Raindance Film Festival invites UK and International producers and filmmakers to submit their films to its 24th edition that will take place from 21st

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Creative thought at its finest. Making a film within a film is a fun way to challenge the structure of your feature, handily giving a solid objective or plot line for your characters to follow. Dating back to as early as the 1900’s, the use of this film making device is a clever means of […]

At The Crowdfunding Formula, it’s our job to talk about the benefits of crowdfunding. If you dig in our site a lot, you will know by now it’s not all about the money. Yes, the money might be the driving factor behind your campaign, but you stand to gain a whole lot more from crowdfunding. […]

The Moët British Independent Film Awards are on Sunday December 6th 2015 in London’s fabulous Old Billingsgate Market. And it happens to mark the 18th anniversary of the awards created and founded by Raindance Film Festival’s Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne. Grove’s own background couldn’t be further from movies. He was banned from seeing films by his […]

1. A violinist needs to study violin playing You don’t just go out and buy a violin and then get a booking to perform the Bruch concerto at the Royal Albert Hall. Call me old-fashioned but I kind of think it’s useful to study your craft before you go out to do it, and yet […]