Category: Raindance Postgraduate News

Raindance MA Alumni Sofija Sztepanov Accepted into Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab

Congratulations to Raindance MA Alumni, Milan-based Sofija Sztepanov, who has just been accepted into Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab. During her residency, Sofija will be developing her first feature film.

Sofija’s most recent project is the short film Antifeminist. You can keep updated with Sofija’s projects on her Twitter account. Her previous film, Tinder Will Understand, screened at the Raindance Film Festival.

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Raindance MA Alumni Akash Sk shoots horror short “The Summoning”

Following up in his Master’s thesis hit film Eiditic -a martial arts action short film made on a $300 that screened at Comic Con and Raindance Film Festival-, Akash Sk has just shot a new film, The Summoning.

With his production company based in his native Sri Lanka, High School Junkies, this is the first production for the team that moves away from action and goes into the horror genre.

Read the full story here.

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Raindance MA Mentor Vanessa King helps Final Draft fight for inclusion

One of the most used tools in the film industry has now become more inclusive. Raindance MA mentor Vanessa King has joined forces with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media to create an Inclusivity Tool on the screenwriting software Final Draft.

The intention is to quickly generate data on diversity and inclusion at the script level and encourage writers to check their own biases in the writing process.

Go to Forbes for the full story.

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