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Saturday Film School: Disruptive Filmmaking with Elliot Grove

This powerful information-packed day will give you the basic tools and information you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director or filmmaker. Over 8,500 people worldwide have taken this course in the past year!

When? Saturday November 22nd, 10am-5pm

Where? Centenniel College, 951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 3M2, Canada

How much? On Groupon! $49- limited time, get it now!

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10 Reasons Filmmakers Can Be Thankful in 2014

It’s November and, as all of our transatlantic friends prepare themselves for an epic Thanksgiving feast on the 24th, we thought we’d honor the holiday in our own little way here at Raindance. Whether you’re American or not, Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect back on the year and think about all the things […]


Raindance Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for the aspiring filmmaker in your life. Our film gift certificates are redeemable on any Raindance course or event. For other gift certificate values or to gift a film course, give us call at 0207 930 3412. We love hearing from our readers! Raindance Members get a 15% discount! Login here then […]


The Democratisation Of Filmmaking – Is It Enough To Have A High Quality Camera?

Once the preserve of bearded, baseball cap-wearing men over 40, the notion of what a film director looks like has broadened to accommodate women, amateurs, students and ingénues. Ultimately, the landscape of filmmaking has shifted to encompass, and arguably champion, the everyman. The average Joe can now pick up a digital single-lens reflex camera and tell […]


“Once you find a good collaboration it’s best to never let it go”

Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag co-wrote and co-directed Across the Sea. They met and trained in the US but they returned to their home country of Turkey to make this, their first feature. They talk about the hurdles they had to overcome and how they got started. (Esra) Living away from Turkey for many years, […]


5 Serious Career Rules for Any Seriously Funny Comedic Actress

It’s no laughing matter. Comedy can be tough. Like Chuck Norris tough. Birthing a career as a comedy actress can include about a dozen trimesters. Having delivered many such roles in my career, I can confirm some of the possible symptoms and discomforts: nausea, back pain, cramps, dehydration, inexplicable cravings and a few other unsavory […]


Why I Still Haven’t Warmed Up to Frozen

For the past year I have kept my feelings on Frozen bottled up inside for fear of being burnt at the stake. Given the Elsa-pocalypse that was this past Halloween I consider myself justified in doing so.  The truth is I think the film is hugely overrated.  So, in anticipation of the upcoming Deconstructing Frozen’s Script […]


6 Must-Attend Networking Events for Filmmakers in Toronto

Toronto is a city bursting at the seams with talented and ambitious independent screenwriters, producers, directors and actors just ready to dive into their next project. However, it’s tough to know just where to look. For those of you who feel slightly terrified by the mere thought of networking with people in the industry – […]

6 Tips For A Better Edit

Film Editing Is part of the creative post-production processes of filmmaking. It involves the selection and combining of shot into sequences and ultimately creating a finished motion picture. Film editing is an art therefore you can never fully master your skills. Here are a few helpful tips that can help anyone from the budding film […]

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“A big producer once said to me I would never be a director because I’m too nice”

Gail Harvey has been working as a director in Canada for 26 years; both in TV and film. She brought her latest low budget feature Looking is the Original Sin to the Raindance Film Festival ahead of its upcoming release. She took a break from promotion to share some of her insider knowledge. I started […]

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You have scoured underground theatre and have a list of actors so sizzling hot you can hardly wait to launch their careers in the movies. At film festivals you have seen scores of shorts and debut features from which you have short-listed several directors you would like to work with. All of this has been […]

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