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Tell the story of Jack’s faces and win a place on The Reel Challenge What is The Reel Challenge? Reel is an exciting new event for aspiring filmmakers
As one of the most distinguished film brands we were appalled to hear that both BHS and Autin Reed went into receivorship. These are two of the most t
We are thrilled to launch a filmmaking competition at this years Great Escape music festival in Brighton. We want festival goers at The Great Escape t
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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10 Indie Films To Listen To


As you know, Raindance is partnering with Brighton based music festival The Great Escape, from the 19th - 21st May 2016. Like Raindance, The Great Escape fest is all about the independent and up-and-coming. So, here are 10 indie music films to watch while you are waiting for this great event. Frank (2014) Directed by Lenny Abrahamson A […]

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Why “Grammar-Nazis” Make The Best Filmmakers


Filmmaking is a language. It has its own specific rules, its own rhythms and its own idiosyncrasies. And just like in any language, it comes with a number of "grammar-nazis". In English, they're these people who haunt Twitter and disqualify any comment that was made if it's not grammatically correct. They're everywhere and will not […]

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7 Essential Investigative Journalism Films


The amount of media outlets that are willing to report news on corruption with the largest establishments is few and far between. It is not easy for journalists to report the truth. In honor of World Press Freedom Day, I have taken the liberty to make a list of films that tell the story of […]

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Underdogs Unite – Leicester City’s 7 Lessons for Filmmakers

Leicester City's Lessons For filmmakers

Underdogs unite! What an unusual combination between filmmakers and Leicster City football team. A year ago they were dead last. The team of cast-offs and bargain basement players was threatened with relegation. At the time of writing (Monday 2 May) they could win it all big time if Chelsea beat their closest rivals Tottenham. Breaking […]

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