Raindance VRX Awards Launch, Drinks Reception and VR Showcase

Join us for an evening of talks, live VR Avatars, drinks and a fine selection of the latest VR experiences by top British and International creators. Raindance Since 1992 Raindance has been offering advice and support for independent filmmakers. We started the Raindance Film Festival in 1993, and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. […]

Raindance Taster Day

Meet the tutors and instructors of those amazing filmmaking classes at Raindance Raindance Since 1992 Raindance has been offering advice and support for independent filmmakers. We started the Raindance Film Festival in 1993, and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. Most of our year is spent training thousands of new and established filmmakers in […]

Why Filmmakers Submit Early To Film Festivals – 7 Reasons

You’ve finished your short, feature or documentry – congratulations – it’s festival submission time! Submit early! This is when you cross your fingers and toes and hope you get selected. Here at Raindance Film Festival we’ve had a quarter of a century dealing with submissions from filmmakers, and nearly as long submitting our own work […]

Give the Gift of Raindance

This festive season, treat your film-obsessed friends and loved ones to the ultimate filmmaker’s gift. Raindance Membership is a real treat to your filmmaker friends. Over 2,000 filmmakers have discovered indie film’s best-kept secret by becoming Raindance members. Immerse your loved ones in the indie film experience with Raindance’s courses, events and Festival! Raindance Since […]

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. […]

Your First 100 Days As A Filmmaker

You’ve finally decided to jump headlong towards your dream and become a filmmaker. Now what? Leaving the ordinary civilian lifestyle to become a filmmaker can be a real jolt. Raindance is here to make that transition easier. Filmmaking is not just a life-style – it’s a strategy, a different way of thinking and doing. For […]

10 FAQ’s Filmmakers Ask Raindance Film Festival

I have presided over a film festival here in London since 1993. I’m no expert. I didn’t go to film school either. With the help of an amazing team I’ve just somehow managed to grow Raindance into what is now considered one of the top 50 must attend film festivals in the world, according to […]

Why Smart Filmmakers Don’t Make It

Traveling through the provinces with the Raindance Tour has given me an entirely new perspective from which to view Planet Raindance. On one hand I have had some precious downtime to reflect, and on another I have had the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting, talented and indie film-starved people you’d ever have […]