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Welcome! It’s The 24th Edition Of The Raindance Film Festival.

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It’s that time of year again, where we have the chance to be mesmerised by what I believe to be the best in independent cinema. The Raindance mission is to discover new talent from wherever it comes – and it does arrive from the most unexpected quarters. This year, we received a record-breaking number of […]

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5 Reasons Why Ken Loach Is The Quintessential Indie Filmmaker

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Ken Loach has been making films for six decades. That alone is an achievement that puts him in a very singular category alongside Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, Agnès Varda, Francis Ford Coppola and few others. This fact is even more staggering when you think that cinema as an art form is only a little over […]

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How To Make A Film In A Roma Settlement – 15 Lessons I Learned

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Shooting in places where people are poor is always a tightrope walk. For my documentary Angry Buddha I regularly visited a Roma settlement in the Hungarian village of Sajókaza during three years. It was one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of my life. Here are 15 lessons I learned. Have time. People will […]

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5 Tips To Steer Your Directing Career In The Right Direction

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Directing is hard. F*cking hard, as Tarantino would put it. It’s a hundred decisions you have to make every minute of the day - and that’s not only during your shoot. You also have to make decisions about which films you want to make, which stories to tell, and the broader decisions of what to […]

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