Christmas time again. The grey skies are beating down on our heads. Here are some gift ideas that can bring seasonal cheer to the filmmaker in your life.

Or, if you like, each of these items make great self-gifts!

Stocking stuffers: How about FREE stuff?

1.The Zero-Budget Software Suite

Just because something is completely free doesn’t mean it’s not valuable. Give someone the gift of knowing how to save on software for their filmmaking career.

The Zero Budget Software Suite

2.Christopher Nolan Script Suite

Download a dozen of Christopher Nolan’s screenplays – put them onto a pen drive or print them out into a big, thick and very heavy package.
A handy stocking stuffer for that favourite film fanatic friend of yours.

Get the Christopher Nolan Script Suite HERE

3.Taster Day

Invite someone to our Open House event on the 13th January 2018. Free to everyone, it’s the chance to informally meet and network with Raindance filmmakers, tutors, and, last but not least, the Raindance team! Admission is £19.99 – but it’s refundable from any Raindance course.

Deal or what? And there’s free networking drinks!

When: Saturday 13 January 2018 11am – 3pm followed by networking drinks
Where: Raindance Film Centre, 10A Craven Street, London WC2N 5PE
Get your friend on the Guest List here

Gift ideas £10 and Under

1. Raindance buttons

A really distinctive stocking stuffer
A collection of Raindance buttons with fun taglines

All four badges for a fiver
Get your badge collection here

1.10 x 10

Ideal for budding screenwriters interested how how the professionas open their screenplays
Get the first ten pages of ten commercially successful films
Printed and bound on A4 paper
Get your 10×10
Just £10.00


No need to get soaked!
Stay dry and look sharp with a Raindance Umbrella
Just £10 + 2.99 P&P

3.Raindance Teeshirts

Support Raindance and look cool at the same time!
Wear the Raindance crest proudly on your chest with these 100% cotton tees
Only a tenner
Choose your size here

Gift ideas £25 and Under


gift ideas

Get over 100 screenplays of PDF + copies of:
Raindance Writers’ Lab
Raindance Producers’ Lab
SOLD OUT Just £19.99 Pre-Order HERE

2.Dave McKean autographed 25th Raindance Festival poster

Here’s a real collectors item, signed by the master of illustration himself, the cult classic Dave McKean
Comes delivered in a tube ready for framing.

*very limited supply
Get your autographed poster HERE

3.The 99 Minute Film School

Do you know someone who’s interested in filmmaking, but doesn’t know where to begin?
Give them the chance to learn the basics and find out how to kickstart their dream career, in just 99 minutes!

When? Tuesday 16 January 2018 6:30 – 8:15pm
Where? Central London
How much? Just £25.00 including handout and refreshments
*This class is FREE for members of Raindance. Join HERE and start saving immediately

Book 99 Minute Film School Online Here

Books by Raindance tutors

Everyone loves a book. These brilliant filmmaking books are all industry standard. Have a browse and choose your poison:


Gift ideas £50 and under

Raindance Premium Membership

The ultimate gift for the film fanatic: One Year’s Premium Membership.

Benefits include:
– free script registration
– free events like 99 Minutes Film School and Directing Essentials
– 20% discount on Raindance evening and weekend courses
– special offers
– PIN access to the exclusive online resources

Give Raindance Premium Membership online here or call 0207 930 3412

Gift ideas £100 and under

Gift Certificates

Some people might be more difficult to buy presents for than others. If you are in doubt as to what they could like, we have the solution: a Raindance Gift Certificate.
Let them choose, and you can’t go wrong! They’re available in £50 units ie £50/100/150/200

Raindance Gift Certificates

Gift ideas £150 and under

Lo To No Budget Filmmaking

In this economy, often the biggest obstacle in an aspiring filmmaker’s path is money (or better, the lack of it).

Giving this inspirational course as a present could be the perfect way to encourage the friend/family member who has the perfect idea for a film, but no budget. Who knows? They could be the next Guy ritchie, Christopher Nolan or Edgar Wright – all of whom took this inspiration and fact-filled weekend.

Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking 2-Day Weekend Masterclass:
When? 24./25 February 2018 10 – 5pm
Where? Raindance Film Centre 10A Craven Street, London WC2N 5PE
How Much? £249.95 + VAT but special Chirstmas sale just £149.99
Book this information packed and inspiring gift here

Gift ideas £300 and under

VR Camera Kit

Why not tool up your favourite filmmaker with a load of state-of-the-art VR filmmaking kit?

Hands-on Virtual Reality Weekend

Know a filmmaker that want to know how to us VR?
How about this hands-on weekend masterclass?
Not only will they learn how to use all their Christmas kit, but they’ll make two VR shorts!
When? Saturday/Sunday 24/25 March 10 – 5pm
Where? Raindance Film Centre 10A Craven Street, London WC2N 5PE
How Much? £299.99 Book Online Here

£1,000 and under

It\s a long way to summer, you’re thinking? Our Hands-on Summer Film School fills up up quickly. Details here.

£2,000 and under

Raindance Fast Track

Why not sink your teeth into a three month training and mentoring session – part-time of course. No need to give up the day job.
Have a look at Fast Track Here, and if you fancy it, call us for a 1-1 info session.



Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers.

From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has been delivering film training since 1992. A wide range of Open Classes to a 2 year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images to a Postgraduate Film Degree are delivered to students on five continents, both in person and online.