Why You Should Care About Independent Film Festivals

Did you know that Cannes is actually a fairly boring city? All eyes are on it during those ten days in May, after all that’s exciting, isn’t it? Ken Loach flies in to collect a prize for a surprise-late-career angry social drama. Woody Allen just stands there, still jet-lagged from the flight, looking bored at his own […]

Film Marketing Essentials – 5 Tips To Sell Your Film

I’m writing from Berlin, scratching my head about film marketing. I’m sitting in my hotel room after a hectic first day of the European Film Market. I’ve spent the day on the busy trading floors of the Martin Gropius Bau and the crowded hotel lobbies of the Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and the Marriot. Here’s the common […]

5 Things Elliot Grove Learned in 2016

Christmas Eve and things might be quietening down. If you live in the north of England we hear that you’re being battered by storm Barbara. I hope you are safe and sound. A quarter century since starting Raindance I’m still learning big lessons. And 2016 was no different. Did I learn some big ones in […]

The Year in Review – 2016

   The Year in Review – 2016 Who are you? What’s your burning question? Are you motivated and excited about your life? Do you have a pulse? Every second of every day is a resolution and choice: you resolve to be a lover or a hater;  you choose freedom or bondage; you create a new […]

Top 10 Virtual Reality Short Films To Watch Right Now

Top Ten Virtual Reality Videos To Watch Right Now It seems Virtually reality being used by so many talented creators of content now with releases of feature film promotions to premiere festival virtual reality short films. This list includes a variety of different approach each take in this process. Help 4mins 53sec Director Justin Lin […]

The Independent Filmgoer’s Guide To Film Festivals

Ah, film festivals; they sound so glamorous and trendy but for the true film enthusiast, a film festival is a cinematic wonderland. The question is, which film festival is going to be your utopia? With countless festivals catering to all tastes, the choice can be overwhelming. Read on to find information that any rookie festivalgoer […]

Filmmaker: You Matter More Than Ever

We live in very troubled times. But is not the world’s hatred caused by basic misunderstanding? What better way to break down the barriers of hatred than through the power of film? The films you make, the stories you write, and the pictures you paint matter more than ever before. Creativity matters more than ever. […]

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 […]

How To Attend Raindance Film Festival

Register Today for an Early-Bird Pass and save 20% 24th Raindance Film Festival – 21 September to 2 October 2016, central London Experience the entire Raindance Film Festival at a reduced rate. For twelve days truly immerse yourself in the world of independent film and discover new talents from the UK and from world cinema. […]

Raindance Film Festival 2017 – Benefactor And Patron packages

With the 25th Raindance Film Festival approaching, there’s only a limited time left to register as a Benefactor or Patron, giving unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, in addition to events and perks throughout the year. The funds raised from Patron and Benefactor contributions go a long way to helping the advancement of independent film […]