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We’ve been coming up with innovative film school training, social media and the Raindance Film Festival for 21 years. Join us and become a Raindance Premium member, or attend the British Independent Film Awards which we created in 1998.

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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 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.

Nowhere else 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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