Welcome to the #lockdownlover, a brand new Valentine’s Day Short Film Competition.

So you’re stuck in lockdown over Valentine’s day. Dinner over zoom, amazon delivered flowers, maybe a deliveroo date. How about making a film about it? What is it like for lovers in lockdown?

In case you need more convincing: The top 3 films will win 2X Festival passes and your film screening off-competition in the Raindance Player during the festival

How to Take Part:

First: Shoot a film following all these conditions:

  • It can’t be longer than 60 seconds
  • It must feature a wide angle shot
  • Create a film based on love in lockdown

Second: Post the completed film on Instagram, including @raindancefilmfestival and the hashtag #lockdownlover

E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival, here’s my #lockdownlover short film entry

Submissions close at midnight, Thursday 11th February.

Third: The winners will be announced Sunday 14th February on our Instagram

The Fine Print

  • One entry per person.
  • Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted,
  • Submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible.
  • Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.
  • Your film must be made after January 1, 2020

What you’ll win

  • 1st Place: 2X Festival passes and your film screening off-competition in the Raindance Player during the festival
  • 2nd Place: 2X Festival passes and your film screening off-competition in the Raindance Player during the festival
  • 3rd place: 2X Festival passes and your film screening off-competition in the Raindance Player during the festival

Need inspiration? Some previous winners:

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About 

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.