• 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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What Filmmakers Can Learn From Joni Mitchell

What Filmmakers Can Learn From Joni Mitchell

Languishing at home unable to speak due to a brain aneurism, singer songwriter Joni Mitchell changed the face of pop music with her emotionally charged lyrics. Until she came along folk songs were about politics and racism. But Joni brought the focus of 'me' with her inward facing lyrics dealing with emotional trauma on a […]

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10 Film Distribution Basics

Film distribution basics

Filmmakers need to get a good, rock-solid understanding of how film distribution works. Successful filmmakers - and by that I mean filmmakers who successfully recoup their budget and repay investors, are the ones who develop a distribution strategy before they embark on the filmmaking process, and sometimes before they write the script. I have been […]

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Starting Your Own Film Company – 5 Tips

Starting a film company

So you want to make movies? I do. I've been involved with over 700 short film projects and 8 feature films - either directly, or as an advisor. Along the way I have learned a lot of painful lessons. I woke up this morning and decided to share the learnings from my mistakes. 5 Essential […]

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10 LGBT Indie Films You Should Watch

LGBT Cinema

Everyone has a list of LGBT films, usually topped by Brokeback Mountain, Philadelphia, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Thelma and Louise. With literally hundreds of LGBT themed movies to choose from, many of them big box office smashes, no one can agree. We've noticed that men and women tend to have […]

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