Raindance Film Training Open House

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(28 customer reviews)


Raindance members get this event free 

Next Date: Saturday 12 January, 11:00-17:00
Duration: One day
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE

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The Raindance Open House is your opportunity to experience a real taste of our world-renowned evening & weekend film training courses, classes and workshops.

Attending our Open House will allow you to learn more about the different filmmaking disciplines and crafts through sample lectures and workshops delivered by experienced film professionals over the day. Attendees will leave with an introductory knowledge of the many filmmaking disciplines taught by Raindance.

We have designed the film courses London day for you to explore what we have to offer and immerse yourself in our film training school for the day. Try out as many of the taster sessions as you like, and end the day at our networking drinks where you can talk to tutors and other attendees over a free drink.

The day will include a range of taster sessions including directing, screenwriting and producing, along with sessions on breaking into the film industry. There will also be a chance to talk to the Raindance Film Festival team and learn about the flexible, practice-focussed MA/MSc in Film offered by Raindance in partnership with Staffordshire University.

The Raindance Film Centre is located at 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE, just two minutes’ walk away from Charing Cross and Embankment stations. Here you will find all the information you will need about stepping into the world of filmmaking, no matter your level and experience.

This event is free for Raindance Members.


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3:30pm Networking Drinks Networking Drinks
 5pm Close Close


What do I need to bring

Just yourself and something to make notes on, if you wish. And maybe some business cards for the networking drinks at the end of the day.


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28 reviews for


Raindance Film Training Open House

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanya Vital

    I came to the taster day desperate for answers to some obscure questions regarding my script and how best to move forward. I got some brilliant advise and my questions were answered. Best £5 ever spent! Will definitely be joining some future classes

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara Vonau (verified owner)

    The day was a good cross section overview of what Raindance can offer and gave me insight into how the film industry works. The sessions were informative and concise. Left me wanting for more. Would have put an extra 15 minutes for the lunch break as not enough time was available to get a snack and a drink before the next session started. Good networking opportunity at the end. Liked it a lot!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    aus.agnes (verified owner)

    A great chance to get to know the courses and lecturers and meet very different people starting in the industry.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Mannering

    Taster day was super beneficial for me as an Actress, writer and distant future director. It allowed me to understand the work behind the camera that happens even before you arrive on set. I booked on to the screenwriting course which I am eager to begin!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    maria.penas (verified owner)

    Excellent taster tutorial on everything you need to know about film making ! Very informative .

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ioana Batis (verified owner)

    A great taste of what Raindance offers and a fun day meeting like-minded individuals!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Parker (verified owner)

    I found the taster day really helpful and informative. And in Elliot’s Production talk I liked being cast in the role of a Brazilian Financier! Doesn’t happen often to a writer. It was good to meet others and network and I’ll be passing the info on. All the best, John

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan Richardson (verified owner)

    Excellent taster day that gave a lot of insight into film making. it was a great place to meet other people interested in starting out in film or already in the industry. Speakers were very good and will definitely now book on other raindance courses.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nina Romain (verified owner)

    Great value – tutors were knowledgeble, helpful, witty and encouraging. Great filmic topics, well covered, and really enjoying. If you’ve only got a tenner to make your short film, pay £5 for this course, then get two coffees for you and a fellow actor to sit in a coffee shop and thrash your screenplay out!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thom Jackson-Wood

    I really enjoyed my time at Raindance – there are some great courses on offer which I may look at in the future and I will definitely recommend to my friends. It was also great to meet some other talented filmmakers. I’ve currently got a short film in post-production and I will definitely be entering it into Raindance in the future.
    Very well priced and the epic goodie bag was a steal! That alone will be very helpful for me.
    Will hope to come to more networking sessions in the future!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    srosejt (verified owner)

    Well worth a fiver! A wonderful team of well-experienced people to ask what you want to know. Good networking opportunity too. The only con I would say is that some time should have been given for a break/lunch.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    StJohn Smith

    What I love the most about Raindance is the collective industry SMARTS of their tutors combined – every one of the presentations were engaging and a couple made me seriously consider taking the courses (and also, what a bunch of characters! 😛 ) Definitely worth a few hours on a Saturday! :)))

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sonja Verma (verified owner)

    Very friendly and loads of really useful information- I loved it!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carmel Shortall (verified owner)

    Brilliant taster day. Really gave me an overview of the industry and a great opportunity for networking.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonny Ainslie

    Great chance to hear from industry experts, and a wonderful networking experience. Best value for money event out there.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ciara Robley (verified owner)

    What a fantastic introduction to the world of film. And all for £5!! Thanks so much! The speakers I got to hear (Elliot, Patrick and Chris) were absolutely fantastic, experience and humour just eking out of their pores and infecting us all. The networking afterwards was a bonus. Already feel very much a part of the Raindance family. Can’t wait to be more involved!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Williamson

    I came to the taster day, simply to learn more. It was brilliant, I’m glad I went.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Minot

    Demystification of the indie film business and production delivered from an open and collaborative perspective. The instructors were knowledgable, entertaining and charismatic loaded with inside tips. Raindance…Awesome!!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Manning

    I really enjoyed the taster day and the variety of courses they do. I lookforward to do my Diretors Foundation Course.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    This event exceeded my expectations and after a few days, I decided to enrol in the screenwriting course with Elliot Grove.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Iustina Nevel

    I came to the Tasters Day with a lot of questions and most of them were answered. Brilliant event, great opportunity for networking and I will highly suggest my friends to attend. I will also consider enrolling the Screenwriting course.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    taniawhatley (verified owner)

    I really liked the cinematography talk and the documentary discussion. It was interesting.

  23. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sabrina Duffy

    I found it useful and I wished that I could have assisted to all the presentations. Following this event, I got some reduction on courses and events and I joined a pitch competition for half price.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicolas (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed the Open House, I met a lot of interesting people with just as interesting projects and the knowledge acquired from the sessions was great!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kat Weithaler

    This was a very well organized event and very informative. I especially liked Elliot Grove’s, Jurgen Wolff’s and Chris Thomas’ talks and tips about film making. This event is a good chance to have a glimpse at different jobs that film making can offer and gives you a platform to network. Thanks a lot!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carl Rogers (verified owner)

    Friendly, informative and hugely inspiring. It feels almost criminal how much insight on filmmaking, and how many film contacts you can leave with, for how little it costs. Then throw in the course discounts – just for being there. Stop it!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    I went in not knowing what to expect and left with a small goody bag of insights, ideas and contacts. It was a absolute bargain.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Theo (verified owner)

    Went in with an open mind, came out with a mind full of great insider tips and inspiration.

    Thank you

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