Why Can’t You Sell Your Screenplay or Film?

Today, writing a good screenplay or making a good film isn’t ENOUGH. To sell your screenplay or film it needs to stand out in a crowded, busy film market like Berlin or Cannes or Sundance or AFM. I just got back from the European Film Market or EFM in Berlin. This week-long market is one […]


Take your filmmaking ambitions to the next level. Elliot Grove Elliot Grove founded Raindance a quarter century ago as a thought experiment: Can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience, he asked? When people like his first intern Edgar Wright started making movies he founded the Raindance Film Festival to […]

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. […]

Career Networking – 5 Top Tips From Elliot Grove

Career networking? How I hate the sound of career networking! I’m a compulsively shy networker, truth be told. I’ve witnessed some pretty interesting careers over my quarter century helming Raindance. The Raindance Toronto office has talked me into sharing a few before I head over to TIFF and Toronto’s exclusive and inaugural Independent Filmmaker’s Ball […]

6 Reasons To Attend The Independent Filmmakers Ball

Filmmaking can sometimes lead to the depths of isolation. Every waking moment is spent chained to a never ending film project. The inability to edit one’s own life is undeniably frustrating. Unshakeable focus and unwavering passion can generate feelings of captivity. This solitary darkness can be soothing to the artistic soul, sure. You know what […]