Raindance Film Festival 2016 – Programme Announcement

JUST ANNOUNCED: the hotly anticipated line-up for our 24th Raindance Film Festival, which takes place in London’s West End from 21 September – 2 October 2016. As the largest independent film festival in Europe, we received our highest ever number of entries this year with 6250 submissions from 98 countries. We are excited to be screening 90 feature films […]

What Olympians Can Teach Filmmakers

Like an athlete starting their career from nothing, so I started Raindance in 1992 from ground zero. The Olympics has amazed me with the success of the British Olympics team. Like their medal haul and success so too British film talent is hotter than hot, and unlike athletics there is too much talent for this […]

5 Ways That Virtual Reality Is Changing The World

If there’s one thing that gets the film industry buzzing as much as a profitable blockbuster, it’s a new toy that will help make the next blockbuster. 3D was the next big thing for a while, until something else took over: virtual reality. It’s currently sweeping the gaming and film industries and much more: it’s changing […]

5 Key Ways Writers Become Writer-Directors

A few months ago I made the transition from writer to writer-director, directing my very first short film. As the UK winner of the Jameson First Shot Competition, my film HOME stars Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal and is produced by Kevin Spacey. Faced with this learning curve, here’s the top five things I learned […]

20 Films That Revolutionised Cinematography

Hi Baptiste, I truly enjoyed your Newsletter Article: 10 Films That Re-Wrote The Rules Of Cinematography… However, since I have been a Cinematographer for many decades, as well as an Author and Film Professor regarding this subject, I felt that I needed to expand on your original selection… 1. 1916 DW Griffith: INTOLERANCE (C: Billy […]

10 Films That Re-Wrote The Rules of Cinematography

How do you tell a story through film? Cinema is arguably one of the most complex art forms when it comes to narrative storytelling because it blends so many elements. The filmmaking process is extremely arduous, from its birth in writing all the way to colour-correcting and fine-tuning every frame in post-production. A great film […]