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

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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.

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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.

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On this 7-week course you'll be guided through the process of making your first feature film, from storyboard to writing or acquiring a script, camera
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10 Tricks And Traps Of Film Producing

10 tricks of film producing

Film producing is an occupation fraught with danger, mishaps and misfortune. As Shakespeare said: many a slip twixt cup and lip. Here are the ten areas where new producers trip up. 1. Measure Success by More Than a Theatrical Release The times are a-changin’. The costs and associated risk factor of releasing a film theatrically […]

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How Do You Develop A Story That’s Worth Telling


All successful films (independent or otherwise) start with one thing: a great story that’s worth telling. You can learn the best filming techniques, which camera best suits your needs, and how to secure the right cast. But without a great story, you won’t have a great film. Some filmmakers approach the filmmaking process with a […]

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10 Political Films To Enlighten This Election Season


The current U.S. election is rough. Yes, I use euphemisms a lot. As it's probably only going to grow more nasty by 8th November, my instinct is to turn to the best form of escapism: movies. Movies, however, have this tendency to draw inspiration from real life. Or to be such great fiction that they say […]

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Rate The First 10 Pages Of Your Script


You keep hearing everyone banging on about how important the first 10 pages of your script are. In those few minutes of reading, you are told, whoever is holding your script in their grubby paws will have already made up their mind. Now matter what happens in the 2nd act, no matter how wow-ing your […]

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