Welcome to Raindance London

Raindance London aims to promote and support independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK.

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

This page contains all of the information you will need to know about our Raindance London hub, including upcoming courses, classes and events, and how to find us.

Details on Raindance Film Festival can be found here.

Courses available at Raindance London

Click here to browse upcoming film training courses and events at Raindance London

“What has always impressed me about Raindance is their accessibility. The toughest thing about building a career in the film industry is that it’s easy to feel like you’re on the outside. Raindance breaks that theory down – it demystifies the process and it gives you access to industry insiders who have been there and done it.”

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Why Many Video Game Films Are Bad

Why are there no good video game movies? This is one of those questions that gamers have stopped asking, and for good reason. Every time a video game adaption is announced with big fanfare, usually during a big conference such as E3, people automatically assume it’s...

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7 Challenges Facing Independent Filmmakers

All I hear is how terrible the challenges facing independent filmmakers are. Coming back from the Cannes Film Festival this spring I ran into two veteran British film producers, who between them had produced nigh on 60 features. They'd been nominated for or won...

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Great Short Films from the 90s

Before you write your next short, check out this list of great short films that were made in the 90s. This era is interesting right now because some of the best filmmakers today got their start making shorts in the 90s. A couple of these shorts even became features in...

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What I Look for in a Film (as a 15-Year-Old)

1. Visual storytelling Film is primarily a visual medium. Those from the silent era  (D.W. Griffith's movies from the 1910’s, Buster Keaton's movies from the 1920’s etc.) are still referred to as ‘films’, which shows that the camera, more than the microphone, is a...

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