Postgraduate Degree In Independent Film

Develop your voice as an independent filmmaker In partnership with Staffordshire University, Raindance offers a fully accredited Masters Program.

Read More

Home of the Raindance Film Festival

Festival Passes are now on sale for the 23rd Raindance Film Festival and Raindance Web Fest taking place in London's glamorous West End between September 23rd - October 4th 2015. Don't miss your chance to participate.

Purchase Passes

We Don't Teach Filmmaking Raindance Makes Filmmakers

Raindance Berlin's courses offer the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. Most film schools tell you how it can't be done. We tell you how to.

Upcoming Courses

Latest News

A few of our latest news items

Why is it that so many people want to become film directors yet are unwilling to take a few basic steps to learn the primary principals - without whic
Frustrated with the fact that so many interesting films and videos never seem to make it to the big screen? Over the course of this one-day workshop,
Live! Ammunition! - Pitching Competition This is it! Here's your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top film executives during the
Join award winning and internationally acclaimed Eva Stotz for a weekend in which she'll guide you through shooting and editing your own short documen

Latest Articles

Latest posts from the blog

The Comic Hero’s Journey

groundhog day

We’ve all heard about the Hero’s Journey, thanks to Joseph Campbell and Chris Vogler. If you’ve seen Star Wars, you’ve seen a good example of the Hero’s Journey dramatized—a young man who has greatness within gets a call to go on an adventure. After first “refusing the call” he may meet up with a wise old mentor, join a […]

The post The Comic Hero’s Journey appeared first on Raindance.

Don’t Dismiss Your Crazy Ideas

crazy ideas

  I got an email the other day from an aspiring screenwriter who had an idea for an unusual structure for her screenplay. She asked whether I thought it would be safer to stick to the traditional three-act structure and "maybe just drop in a few more unusual elements." Of course it's hard to give […]

The post Don’t Dismiss Your Crazy Ideas appeared first on Raindance.

5 Greatest Things That Have Happened In Virtual Reality So Far


Virtual reality is not just "the next big thing", and definitely far more than just a gimmick. It's an entirely new step in the evolution of visual storytelling.  It's not just 3D and a step forward from film: it's a new medium. We've explored it in our Virtual Reality Filmmaking Toolkit, where you can learn how […]

The post 5 Greatest Things That Have Happened In Virtual Reality So Far appeared first on Raindance.

5 Non-Screenwriting Books for Screenwriters

Books for screenwriters

When I wrote my first screenplay, I bought screenwriting books. Seems logical, right? I wanted to write a good screenplay - so I bought a book about the craft of screenwriting, specifically Story by Robert McKee (both the paperback and iBooks edition). This was a breakthrough for me at the time - however, somewhere between the third and […]

The post 5 Non-Screenwriting Books for Screenwriters appeared first on Raindance.

Skip to toolbar