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June 2016
$249.00

Post Production Technical Foundation Certificate

June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - June 30, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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'We'll fix it in post' is a mantra that gets many new filmmakers into trouble. This 5 week technical foundation certificate will help take your future productions to the next level. This is the difference between amateurs and professionals.

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$249

Inside the Writers’ Room

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 26, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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  “You are sharing 14 hours a day with the same people, and having the same conversation all day long. You need to learn what role you play every single day in that configuration.” - Kay Cannon, writer 30 Rock   What is a writers' room? How do I break in? And once I'm in there... what do I do? These are the questions we'll answer in this intensive 2 day workshop run by TV Showrunner Daniel Oron. There are two…

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July 2016
$349.00

The Director & DOP Relationship

July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Raindance Studio Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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This intensive, hands on, two day workshop will provide students valuable information regarding the development of a strong, collaborative, and creative, working relationship between the director and cinematographer.

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$249

Pitching Skills Bootcamp with Marina Cordoni

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Raindance Studio Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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The Toronto International Film Festival is coming up soon and that means it's time to polish your pitch!

A great movie idea or a great script is not enough to sell your project. You can have a great story, or a cinematic gem, but if you can't capture someone's imagination and make them 'picture' it on the spot, you'll have a tough time selling your idea to get your movie made.

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August 2016
Free

Soho House Toronto Screening: Art Of Darkness

August 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho House Toronto, 192 Adelaide St. West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 0A4, Canada
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Soho House Toronto Screening

Raindance presents Art of Darkness at the exclusive Raindance members-only Soho House. This documentary film screening is followed by a Q&A with Toronto director, David Parker This film presents painter and performance artist Bryan Lewis Saunders, fascinating and articulate, and traces his commitment to creating a self portrait every day for the rest of his life. The artist connects his art to his emotions, manifesting a visual diary of daily changing portraits that mimic his inner thoughts and feelings. Visually…

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$19.00

Live and Work In America: How To Get A USA Visa

August 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

D’ALESSIO LAW GROUP presents “LIVE AND WORK IN THE U.S.” How Get a USA Visa An information session on temporary and permanent work visas. Has BREXIT got you down? Are you a creative industies personnel eager to move to America? If you've ever wanted to live and or work in the US, then this seminar is for you! Managing immigration attorney Lorraine D’Alessio walks you through the DO’S and DON’TS of applying for, or renewing your VISA or GREEN CARD.…

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September 2016
$49.00 - $149.00

Elliot Grove’s Live Events In Toronto

September 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 12, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Raindance Studio Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave Suite 223
Toronto, M4M 3L1
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Elliot Grove

1. Saturday Film School This is the one-day class taken by over 2,000 Torontonians and over 15,000 filmmakers in the UK. Four sessions on screenwriting, film producing with little or no money, film directing, and How To Break Into The Film Industry. Book Online Here - Or for more details click here. Save 10% by booking with Red Carpet Etiquette Class. If you are a Raindance Member login to view the members' prices on this page. …

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Free! Must RSVP.

Independent Filmmaker’s Ball at TIFF

September 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
S.E.T. Nightclub on King, 333 King St. West - across the street from Bell Lightbox
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5 Canada
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Independent filmmaker's Ball at TIFF

Breaking News: See the celebrity RSVPs Here: Filmmakers and indie film lovers alike are invited to join us for an evening of celebration and fundraising as we host the hottest party in town. Held at the swanky Studio Event Theatre, there'll be drinks, live music and raffle prizes. What? Independent Filmmaker's Ball When? September 12th, 2016, 7pm to late Where? Studio Event Theatre, 333 King Street West, Toronto (across the street from the TIFF Lightbox) Dress Code? To party! How Much? FREE! Exclusive…

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October 2016

Postgraduate Film Degree Info Session

October 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Can a postgraduate film degree help you? Next free online MA info session: Sunday Oct. 16th 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm. Register Here In a world where competition for work and recognition is fierce, a postgraduate film degree from a British University can make a difference.  Add the fact that creative industries are becoming increasingly diverse, it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Many of our M.A. students use this degree to specialize in a craft…

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November 2016
Free

Postgraduate Film Degree Info Session

November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Can a postgraduate film degree help you? Join Elliot Grove in person in Toronto Monday Nov. 14th 7:00 - 8:00 pm to learn more about this degree. Register your attendance Here In a world where competition for work and recognition is fierce, a postgraduate film degree from a British University can make a difference.  Add the fact that creative industries are becoming increasingly diverse, it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Many of our M.A. students…

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$449.00

Hands On 360/VR Writing And Filmmaking Workshop

November 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - November 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Raindance Studio Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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VR Shorts from November Workshop in Toronto Virtual Reality holds the promise to be even more transformative than the flat Web was - reaching every segment of every market and making it virtually accessible. Brian Shuster, Wired VR is the hot new buzzword in film. Unless you have been living in a cave without internet access you will know that VR is the biggest innovation in filmmaking since the advent of online…

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December 2016

More Special Christmas Filmmaking Deals

December 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Want to make 2017 your goal to write, produce or direct a film? Receive the gift of Raindance courses this Christmas. Book now to get big savings, and get ready: Focus yourself in January, devote your first 2 months to take a couple of certificate courses, then push out your treatment, script, production, short film and finish it by March. Launch your Doc, Web Series or short in the spring! Limited Time Offer this month only: Save 20% off single…

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January 2017
$5.00

The Popcorn Sessions

January 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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THE POPCORN SESSIONS - Film Screenings & Discussion Want to understand the classics of cinema, or be inspired by great filmmakers? This is a relaxed, guided movie appreciation evening for filmmakers and movie fans, hosted by Raindance. Join Fridays after work starting in January 2017 for a screening and discussion evening. Raindance provides the popcorn! No experience needed, just a pulse, some enthusiasm and a love for talking about movies! NEW starting 2017, our bi-weekly Friday evening Popcorn Sessions take…

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79.00 + HST

Write a Horror Genre Film that Sells

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Mastering Genre Storytelling for Screenwriters & Filmmakers: THE ART & CRAFT OF HORROR Horror has consistently been one of the most profitable and successful movie genres of all time, and many emerging filmmakers feel it's a good genre to cut their teeth on, especially as a genre to write for micro budget. But what makes Horror scripts work? And how do you create the next great Horror hit? This one-evening course - part of a new genre series - provides…

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Free

Volunteer Info Session

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Are you passionate about filmmaking? Want to get hands-on experience working for the organization that trained Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright and Guy Ritchie? If you have some extra time and a lot of heart join us for a brief volunteer info session and find out what we can do for each other.

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75.00 + HST

Canadian Indie Film Producing – What They Don’t Teach You in Film School

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Raindance Studio Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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Raindance Canada is serious about the business of producing independent films in Canada – and presents Canada’s indie-king and industry bad-boy, Producer and Distributor Avi Federgreen, in one intense day of BOOTCAMP to produce an independent film. Learn the pitfalls and payoffs of making independent movies in Canada.

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469.00 + HST

Cinematography Foundation Certificate

January 28 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm
Dazmo Camera, 221 Norseman St.
Toronto, ON M8Z 2R5 Canada
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This hands-on cinematography foundation workshop is offered in an immersion weekend, two full days. This course really gets your hands on the gear, but also focuses on learning the language of cinematography to create good communication between directors and cinematographers.

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February 2017
$35.00

Filmmakers’ Sandbox: Make a Short Film in 3 Hours

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Raindance Office, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQYAey9pTK-mmXuYpujkWZtPjGLDRar5Q Introducing the Filmmakers' Sandbox: Write. Direct. Shoot. Play. The Filmmakers Sandbox is your opportunity to stretch your creative muscles in an intensive, totally hands-on filmmaking experience. Shoot, produce, write, act, direct: it's up to you! Here's your chance to test out new gear, work with new people, and start building your project portfolio. The Rules: Three groups will each produce a short film script in three hours. Filmmakers may use any and all resources available on site and brought in…

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$369.00

Script Supervision And Continuity Workshop

February 18 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Raindance Office, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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Are you looking for an important, well-paid job in the film and television industry? Are you meticulous about details and have a talent for extreme multi-tasking? Are you calm in a crisis? Do you like being referred to as an “unsung hero?” Script continuity might be your perfect career. Script Supervisors (aka, Continuity Supervisors) are responsible for making sure that all aspects of the filmmaking process are performed flawlessly from script to screen. As a “department of one” the script…

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$79.00

Write a Sci-Fi Film That Sells

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Sci-fi movies that sell

Courtesy of Prison Gates Open   Mastering Genre Storytelling for Screenwriters & Filmmakers: THE ART & CRAFT OF SCI-FI Sci-Fi is an increasingly popular genre with an identifiable audience and lots of fresh opportunity for story-world development.  This genre, once thought to require expensive budgets, is increasingly being written for low budgets by emerging filmmakers, such as Mike Cahill's Another Earth (2011) or I, Origins (2014). More recently, 2015 BIFA Award winner, Ex Machina created a powerful human story in…

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$499.00

Short Film Bootcamp Hands On

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Short Film Bootcamp

Creativity can be polished, not taught;  film craft can be learned. This 5- week hands on boot camp is designed for new filmmakers and passionate enthusiasts who wish to take their passion through hands on development, production and post to achieve a completed short film. This Saturday boot camp will show you how to take an idea and develop it into a complete short film. Each participant will be encouraged to take part in and learn multiple roles in the…

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March 2017
$79.00

Creating A Business Plan

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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This entertaining and informative evening class takes you through the basics of how a viable business plan is assembled enabling you to successfully seek finance for your film project large or small.

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$219.00

Write and Sell The Hot Script Comes To Toronto

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Write and Sell the Hot Script

Learn how to get that film or movie out of your head and onto paper in a single fact-filled and fun day

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$10.00

LIVE! AMMUNITION! Pitching Competition

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soho House, 192 Adelaide St W
Toronto, ON M5H 0A3 Canada
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DRAGON's DEN for FILMMAKERS!

Screenwriters and filmmakers - you get 2 minutes to pitch your idea to a panel of Canadian industry insiders - in front of a live audience. Get instant feedback on your pitch - win ca$h and prizes. The most nerve-wracking fun you'll have this year!

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$79.00

Creating Personal Branding For Filmmakers

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Personal Branding For Filmmakers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWK_knuv7jM Personal branding is the hot keyword right now. The question is, how do we use the power of traditional and social media in order to develop your brand as a filmmaker, and the brand of your scripts and movies. The great thing about working in the creative industries is you get to create a brand around yourself and what you do. Just like Sherlock Holmes wouldn't have gotten too far without a strategy, so too your film career will…

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$79.00

Budgeting and Scheduling

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Creating A Business

Part of Producer's Foundation Certificate  Creating Business Plans | Marketing and Selling |  Movie Money  | Basic Legal Contracts A film budget is a list of all the resources and people you need to make your film; and a schedule is the list of when and where you need them.  "All classes were informative and the tutors chosen were really one of the best and though I know there's a lot more I need to learn I left feeling a…

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$79.00

Marketing and Selling Your Film

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Toronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Part of the Producer's Foundation Certificate Budgeting & Scheduling | Creating Business Plans | Movie Money  |Basic Legal Contracts Ali Mashayekhi, Distributor and Producer from Without a Flock, subs in for Elliot this week! Raindance founder Elliot Grove presents this entertaining and highly informative session which covers the essential task for filmmakers -- creating a marketing plan for your film. Discover how to utilize the trade press, consumer press and film festivals to turn your film (and yourself) into this year's cult classic.…

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Free

Online Raindance Postgraduate Info Session

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE Google+ Hangout, ONLINE: Please click on this link and register. You will receive an email confirmation. If you have any questions or problems, please email: masters@raindance.org + Google Map

Upcoming Live! Online Information Session: Sunday March 19th, Noon - 1:00 pm EST Application Deadline:  April 28th, 2017 Click Here to register Can a postgraduate film degree help you? In a world where competition for work and recognition is fierce, a postgraduate degree from a British University can make a difference. Add the fact that creative industries are becoming increasingly diverse, it's more important than ever to stand out from the crowd. Many of our M.A. students use this degree…

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$25.00

FINISHIT: Screenwriting Sprint!

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raindance Office, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 222
Toronto, Ontario M4M3L1 Canada
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Complete your feature screenplay outline in one night! $10 members, $25 non-members.

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$79.00

Movie Money – Film Finance Demystified

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RaindanceToronto, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222
Toronto, ON M4M 3L1 Canada
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Movie Money: where it is and how to get it

Part of the Producer's Foundation Certificate Budgeting & Scheduling | Creating Business Plans | Marketing and Selling |  Basic Legal Contracts You have a great idea for a movie. You've found your writer and had meeting after meeting about the script. You've attended a film festival or two, and found a hot director and a great lead actor. Now you need some cash to make your short or feature. Join producer/director Michael Sparaga as he demystifies film finance. "Movie Money was…

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