99-Minute Film School

Rated 4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$32.98 $29.68

Next date: Tuesday 22nd May, 18:30-20:30
One evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
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About 99-Minute Film School

Of course, we can’t teach you everything there is to know about filmmaking in 99 minutes, but you’d be surprised how much you can learn about making films and the film industry in just a single evening. The 99-minute film school will run through the core essentials you will need to make a film and create a plan to launch your career, with dozens of tangible tips on everything from sourcing your film crew, marketing your film and finding work on film sets.

What will it cover?

By the end of the class, you have an introductory understanding of:

  • Finding a viable script
  • Sourcing cast and crew
  • Shooting tips
  • Getting your film seen
  • Social media basics for filmmakers
  • The career ladder
  • Distribution and exhibition
  • Money and how to get paid

Who is it for?

99-Minute Film School is suitable for people new to filmmaking, as well as those with some knowledge and experience looking to gain a better understanding of working in the film industry.

About the tutor

Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He has produced over hundreds of short films and also five feature films, including the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead in 2006. He teaches screenwriting and producing in the UK, Europe, Asia and America.

Elliot has written three books which have become industry standards: Raindance Writers’ Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay, now in its second edition (Focal Press 2008), Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking (Focal Press 2013) and 130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking (Barrons 2009). In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for services to film education.

Elliot also teaches the Screenwriters’ Foundation Certificate, Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking and Write and Sell the HOT Script classes at Raindance.

What they’re saying

Did you know?

  • Raindance members attend 99 Minute Film School FREE? You can join online >HERE< and start saving immediately
  • This course is also FREE for our HND and postgraduate/MA/ students
  • The Raindance Guarantee: If this course fails to meet your expectations, let us know at the break and we will make a full, 100% no-questions-asked refund

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7 reviews for


99-Minute Film School

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Eliot provides an entertaining and informative evening on the highs and lows of film making. His knowledge and experience will inspire any budding filmmaker and no doubt refresh a few key points for those already in the business. A great introduction and recommended for anyone thinking about Raindance courses, or who simply want find out more about this precarious but exciting industry. I progressed on to the Producers course as part of setting up my own production company, Ashton House Films, and I’d also highly recommend that course.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    This was my first lecture with Elliot and I greatly admired his elegant, vibrant and engaging style. The lecture was packed with gems of information only an experienced insider can provide and many funny anecdotes along the way. A real eye opener for someone trying to break into the industry. He gave us plenty of practical advice and tips about many aspects of the industry and how to approach different situations

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy Linger

    It’s incredible what Elliot manages to pack into 99 minutes. So many great tips, anecdotes and help demystifying the film world. I have put lots of it into practice and have a meeting with an acquisitions director this Friday. Didn’t know what one was before the 99 minute film school! Highly recommend.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cain Aldred (verified owner)

    A very warm and welcoming class that set the tone for any future courses to come. I found Elliot to be a friendly tutor and the information given in the class was useful. All good.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Serena (verified owner)

    Elliot really is a masterful teacher. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in all things Film, he is an expert story teller and guides you through the process of making films while interweaving the class with helpful stories from his own experience. Extremely helpful and insightful. Highly recommended

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marina Barabanova (verified owner)

    An excellent session, both useful and entertaining – a rare combination. Thank you Elliot, you are the best!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    lewis_cromwell (verified owner)

    I left motivated, happy and well-informed, Elliot teaches and reinforces everything from his experienced perspective with a charm that would appeal to everyone! Both highly informative and fun, absolutely worth it.

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