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  • 10 Things Toronto’s Filmmakers Can Learn From Elliot Grove

    Elliot Grove is the Canadian founder of Britain’s Raindance Film Festival. He has lived in the UK since the early 1980s. Raindance Canada’s Tiska Wiederman caught up with Elliot shortly after his return from the Berlinale Film Festival. While in berlin he met with countless filmmakers interested in submitting their films to the Raindance Film […]

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    Welcome to the new Raindance website. This is the hub site for Raindance Toronto Your one stop shop for all things film and Raindance in Toronto. To see what courses and events we have coming up head here For filmmaking tips and articles head here


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10 Youtube Film Stars Making Big Bucks Pimping Brands


1. DevinSupertramp Devin Graham, a.k.a. Devin Supertramp, is like a one-man Red Bull media powerhouse. For four years now, he’s been creating high-energy extreme sports videos for his YouTube audience, which has grown to almost 3 million subscribers. This exposure has landed him sponsorships from some major brands, such as Mountain Dew, Reebok, and Speed […]

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The Broke Filmmaker’s Guide To Making Movies

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So you really want to make a movie but you are broke, right? Join the brigade of broke wannabee filmmakers. Here's the downside: You'll be getting all bitter and twisted, especially when you discover that the BFI's film fund has given a grant or production finance to someone less talented and less deserving than you! […]

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Debunking The Talent Myth: 6 Ways


I'm traveling right now, and as I write this I am currently sitting in the Raindance Toronto office surrounded by the hardworking Toronto team. A punter just called up inquiring about the terrific events planned here in Toronto, and wondered if you needed to have talent to attend Raindance. Then on this past weekend, I […]

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Porn: 6 Lessons For Filmmakers


It's a common misconception that filmmakers making content for the porn industry are sleazy, money-grabbing geeky sex fiends. In actual fact, the porn industry had figured out low budget filmmaking and digital distribution yonks before any of their more cultured filmmaking colleagues. Many of the advancements in filmmaking and distribution techniques have had their birth […]

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