Winter/Spring 2018 Course Calendar

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Make 2018 your indie filmmaking year!


You’ve got goals. Raindance can help! Our popular 5-week Foundation Certificate courses, weekend intensives and one-evening seminars are happening this Winter/Spring session — plus we’ve some great new courses that you won’t want to miss!

Check out our Winter/Spring 2018 Course Calendar:

5-Evening Foundation Certificate Courses
January 10 – Documentary (to be offered again Fall 2018)
January 11 – Post-Production [NEW COURSE presented in collaboration with our community partner Urban Post Production] (to be offered again Fall 2018)
January 23 – Web Series

February 20 – Screenwriting
February 21 – Director’s

March 8 – Producer’s

April 3 – Script Supervision and Continuity [NEW FORMAT: now a 5-week evening course]
April 4 – Smartphone Filmmaking

May 16 – Director’s
May 31 – Screenwriting

One-Evening Seminars
Mastering Genre Series:
February 8 – The Horror Screenplay
February 15 – The Thriller Screenplay
February 22 – The Sci-Fi Screenplay

Signature Courses with Raindance Founder Elliot Grove:
March 6 – 99-Minute Film School
March 7 – Designing a Festival Strategy for Your Film

Weekend Intensives
March 10/11 – Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking with Elliot Grove
May 26/27 – Cinematography Foundation [Presented in collaboration with our community partner Inspired Image Picture Company] Huge savings on this course for Members — over $200 off!

Stay Tuned!
We’ll also be offering our TV Writing Foundation Certificate in the Spring (date TBA), as well as a new course — You Can Write It! — designed to help you unleash your screenwriting creativity and stop that bad old writer’s block in its tracks. Plus, the ever-popular LIVE! AMMUNITION! open mic pitching contest returns in March. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with all the news.

Questions, suggestions?
Got questions about any of our courses or want to get on the wait list for the TV Writing or You Can Write It! classes? Get in touch with us at courses@raindancecanada.com or call us at 416-572-4372.

And don’t forget about our monthly networking event — the Booze ‘n’ Schmooze! The next one happens on Monday, January 29, 7 – 10 pm at the District 28 Bar Bistro. We’d love to see you there!