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

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

Playing at the world’s best horror festivals:

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

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Halloween 14 Second Horror Film Competition

How to Take Part: On Twitter 1) Shoot a 14-second Horror Film. 2) Upload it to Youtube. 3) Tweet us to enter the competition, including @Raindance and the hashtag #14SecondHorror E.g.: Hey @Raindance, here’s my #14SecondHorror! On Instagram 1) Shoot a 14-second Horror Film on Instagram. 2) Upload it and tag us: @Raindance_Film_Festival, hashtag […]

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Raindance Awards Announced

Last night (October 4th)  we had the Awards at the glamorous May Fair Hotel and a selection of amazing movies were picked from a truly talented bunch to receive Raindance Awards. The winners this year were: Special Jury Prize for Short Film – Heart / Coeur Best Documentary Short – Our Curse Wild New Brave […]


Top 3 Mistakes in Writing Virgin Stories

1.     All protagonists need a clearly defined goal I’m going to tell you something that many in the story-writing world find shocking.  Only Hero stories need to begin with a clearly defined goal.  Big breath.  Virgin stories don’t know where the protagonist will land.  It’s about awakening to her inner voice and trusting it. She […]


7 Things I Learned Making a Film for $7000

When it comes to the really crazy ideas, like making a feature film with zero prior experience and for less than the price of a semester of film school, sometimes all it takes is one other person to say, screw it, why not? That’s how, a few months of begging, borrowing and dealing later, first-time […]


Top 5 Games Based On Marvel Film Characters

The Marvel comic universe has taken over the film industry in a way very few could have ever imagined even a decade ago, when the first few films had already rolled out. Now, films licensed by or directly produced by Marvel Studios are responsible for billions of dollars in worldwide revenue. The latest Marvel releases […]


Scrivener Script Software Review

Hi, my name is Madison and I’m a new intern at Raindance.  And if I’ve learned anything in my first few weeks here, it’s that I’m in way over my head when it comes to producing film.  To reference a very confused girl with sparkly red shoes: cameras, lights, sound equipment, oh my.  The most […]

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10 Free Apps For Filmmakers

With another edition of the Raindance Film Festival finished it’s back to school for many of our audience and readers. The festival hosted a great number of shorts, features and documentaries that used cell phones as a way to generate their images. What better way to up your ante than to use specialised apps for […]

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Five Tips for Directing a Webseries

You have an idea for a brand new webseries and you can’t wait to start making it. You’re feeling inspired, excited and maybe a little overwhelmed. Creating a solid webseries isn’t easy just because its a short form media for the small screen – or at least, it shouldn’t be. True, it can feel like […]

The Best (and Worst) of Morgan Spurlock

Born in 1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Morgan Spurlock has become one of the most recognized documentary filmmakers in America. His methods of total immersion and societal experiments have proven to be incredibly effective by shedding a new light on the world and the people living in it. He gives viewers a first hand look […]

Can Zombies Get Erections?

Can Zombies Get Erections?

So asked Michael Madsen of one of our pitchers at Live!Ammunition! last night. 25 filmmakers pitched to a panel of the great and the good last night at the Vue Piccadilly, the winner taking home a pot of £126 as each pitcher donated £5…we’re not sure where the other pound came from… Responses came from […]


Script-based Collaboration: 5 Reasons To Keep Your Script Updated

by  Maarten Verwaest The Case for Script-based Collaboration   In a modern production workflow, online tools enable different people to participate from different locations. Media files and production information, often separately stored and managed at different locations, need to be exchanged. Due to a lack of standards, producers rely on facebook or exchanging documents via email. […]

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How Film Festivals Struggle To Stay Relevant

Why is it that cinemas, theatres, art galleries, music venues and dance companies are closing in droves? Arts organisations face an uphill battle for economic survival. As our governments in Europe and America slash arts funding, ballet companies, theatres, art galleries, opera companies and film festivals need to think very differently about the economic realities […]

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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