Independent Filmmaker's Ball 2019 Poster Competition - Raindance

Raindance Film Festival is a running a competition to design our Independent Filmmaker’s Ball 2019 poster artwork, which this year is swing era themed.

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Founded in 1992, it combines Raindance Film Festival, film training courses, and Raindance Higher Education. Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK and it has been recognised by Variety as “one of the world’s top 50 unmissable film festivals”. Raindance showcases the boldest, freshest content from British and international filmmakers. Industry and the public attend cutting-edge panels, talks and workshops. ​Raindance is a qualifying festival for Oscars®, BAFTA and BIFA. We love indie films and want our artwork to reflect this.

The winner will receive two VIP tickets to the Independent Filmmaker’s Ball and two Raindance Film Festival 2019 Passes (18th – 29th September).

Here are some design inspiration from the past editions of the ball:

For further inspiration, check out the band’s website and this video from the 2015 edition of the ball:


  • you can include a film-related element in the design
  • the design must reflect the swing era theme of the event (think 1930s & 1940s)
  • including people’s faces in the design can increase people’s engagement to the campaign

The deadline for applications is midnight on 20th February 2019.


2019 Finalists

Peter Tisma, 3rd Place

Katie Jones, 2nd Place

Jennifer Wong, 1st Place




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.