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Everything starts with our members

Raindance Membership is the best way to take advantage everything that the Raindance community has to offer all year round. Raindance Members make up a global community of filmmakers and film-lovers worldwide, and can enjoy Membership benefits from anywhere around the world.

10% concession rates available on checkout. Proof of eligibility required.

Our story

We started our membership scheme in 1992. Now we have members all over the world. Raindance is for creative thinkers, creative entrepreneurs, and storytellers.

Raindance Membership Benefits


Join the Community

Free
JOIN THE DANCE!


Premium Member

£50 per year*
*Concs just £30
MOST POPULAR OPTION

Membership Pro

£100 per year**
** Concs just £70
EXCLUSIVE PERKS

Discount on evening, weekend and online classes 

10% off your 1st course booking

20%
of each film class

20%
of each film class

Discount on your first submission to Raindance Film Festival each year

10%

50%

100%

Free entry to monthly networking meet-ups for Creative Professionals 

Free entry to Raindance Film Club’s monthly film screenings

Free access to special events throughout the year, including members-only events

15% off IMDb Pro account

Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our industry partners

Free access to the Career Surgery with Elliot Grove (and others) 

Free script registration

Discount on Raindance Film Festival tickets and Passes

15%

20%

Free one-to-one filmmaking consultation with Raindance founder, Elliot Grove

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

Over 50 Lockdown Sessions archived in the members area

£15.00 each

Discount on mandy.com

20%

20%

Over 1000 scripts and legal suite of contracts

Free Casting with backstage.com 

Join the Community (Free)
  • 20% Discount off your first purchase on evening, weekend and online classes
  • Free access to certain special events throught the year, including members-only events
  • Quarterly membership magazine online edition
  • 15% off IMDb Pro account
  • Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our industry partners
Raindance Premium Membership (£50 per year)
  • 20% Discount on evening and weekend classes
  • 50% discount on your first submission to Raindance Film Festival each year
  • Free entry to monthly networking meet-ups for Creative Professionals
  • Free entry to Raindance Film Club’s monthly film screenings
  • Free access to special events throught the year, including members-only events
  • Free script registration
  • 10% discount on Raindance Film Festival tickets and passes
  • Quarterly membership magazine online edition
  • 15% off IMDb Pro account
  • Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our industry partners
Raindance Membership Pro (£100 per year)
  • 30% Discount on evening, weekend and online classes
  • 100% discount on your first submission to Raindance Film Festival each year
  • Free entry to monthly networking meet-ups for Creative Professionals
  • Free entry to Raindance Film Club’s monthly film screenings
  • Free access to special events throught the year, including members-only events
  • Free script registration
  • 20% discount on Raindance Film Festival tickets and passes
  • Quarterly membership magazine online and printed editions
  • 15% off IMDb Pro account
  • Free one to one filmmaking consultation with Elliot Grove
  • Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our industry partners

*Approximately $61.50 USD, $84.02 CAD, €54.72

**Approximately $122.92 USD, $168.02 CAD, €109.45

What They Are Saying

Joining Raindance has been one of the best decisions I have taken for my filmmaking journey! The sessions are cutting edge, insightful and absolutely relevant to the various processes of filmmaking be it screenwriting, direction, editing, production or marketing your films ! The 99 Minute Film School is free for members and the writing sessions have been really helpful. Not only do you get to learn and interact with great faculty, you also become part of the wonderful Raindance family! I have made some really amazing connections and am collaborating with the people I have met through Raindance sessions as well as live sessions by Elliot on Instagram. The Raindance team is very supportive and I look forward to continued collaboration with them 🙂
Swati Chugh, Director. Writer, Editor
Delhi, India

What They Are Saying

I have been a member since 2017, and have definitely been making the most of it ever since! I’ve attended a wide range of events and courses, many of which are free or discounted with membership.  Through these events I’ve met many friends and collaborators who I have now made films with.  The Director’s Foundation Certificate and other courses were excellent too, I learnt loads and it’s all helping me take my career to the next level! 

James Skinner is a London-based director.  To see a selection of his work here.
You can email James at james@skinnerfilms.co.uk and follow himon Instagram @jamesskinneruk

What They Are Saying

Being from a council estate, the film and TV industry can seem like a million miles away and an impossible business to infiltrate. 

A Raindance membership has allowed me to rub shoulders with industry professionals and obtain a contact list full of their emails and phone numbers. 

This would not have been possible without a Raindance Membership. So, I would say that Raindance, as a resource, is brilliant…
… or, as we would say from the council estates… “Raindance is proper, proper… init mate”

– Shane Salter Writer, director, producer, performer of working-class comedy.

What They Are Saying

I arrived as a complete rookie to film making 3 years ago. As a Raindance member I found courses on all aspects of filmmaking, a professional film school, independent film festival and platform for networking and making connections with other filmmakers all under one roof. Since joining I have completed an MA in screenwriting and completed one short film now being screened at film festivals. Most important for me-a new group of friends😊”
Barbara Vonau – screenwriter

What Are They Saying

Raindance membership gives me free access to the monthly networking sessions, where I’ve made great contacts. Plus free tickets to events like Elliot’s 99 Minute Film School and discounts to screenwriting, producing and directing courses and the annual Film Festival, with two weeks’ worth of screenings and events. I’ve learnt a lot. And winning the pitching competition four times has really helped me make progress. Raindance is a great place!
John Parker, Script editor, screenwriter

What They Are Saying

Joining Raindance changed my life for the better. In concrete terms, one of my novels (set in India) is being considered for film development, and my career has expanded to include screenwriting for TV and film. But on a deeper level, I feel heard, having found my tribe of inspiring creatives. This has made me braver, more fulfilled, and more excited about my career. I just wish I’d joined sooner.
Lucy Beresford; broadcaster, novelist, and screenwriter

What They Are Saying

I became a Raindance member after making my first short for one of their competitions. The perks are plentiful: I’ve met collaborators within one of the most supportive, driven and active communities of filmmakers and many sessions are either discounted or free, available year-round in the members’ hub. The courses I’ve taken, whether the Director’s Foundation Certificate or the Screenwriter’s Certificate, have each valuably deepened my understanding of film. If you want to get your passion project made – and not just fantasise about getting it made – Raindance is the place to be. The membership programme will only propel you further… and faster!

Clemily Martin, screenwriter and director

Join the Community – Free

An introduction to the Raindance benefits
starting with Free Events and 10% off your first course

Premium Member – £50*

Most Popular Option

Your classic year round benefits including FREE events and networking sessions, at least 20% off courses, 15 Minute professional career consultation, website access, over 50 hours of tuition, and discount on your festival submission.

*Approximately $61.50 USD, $84.02 CAD, €54.72
*Student and Concessions available

 

 Membership Pro – £100**

Get on the inside with Membership Pro: everything from Premium PLUS Free script registration and festival film submission,
exclusive red carpet access, 
legal and career consultations,
at least 30% off filmmaking courses.

**Approximately $122.92 USD, $168.02 CAD, €109.45
*Student and Concessions available

Raindance benefits with Premium or Membership Pro Membership:

Essential Resources

  • Over 50 Lockdown Sessions worth £15 eachabsolutely FREE [£600 value]
  • Free script registration [£35 value]
  • Free access to legal contracts for screenwriters and producers [£750 value]
  • Free access to online script library
  • Access to members-only facebook group

Mentorship

Discounts

  • 20% discount on mandy.com monthly premium membership (after free month trial), now the largest single platform where top employers can connect with the best creative professionals worldwide
  • Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our partners, including equipment rentals (eg Rotolight products and Cinetruck), post-production services, magazine subscriptions, festival submissions, consultancy, screenings and events
  • 20% discount on FilmarketHub, an online marketplace for films and series in development
  • Free Casting with backstage.com – cast your project using backstage facilities and their large book of diverse and talented artists, completely free of charge
  • 10% off discount on music licenses at Songtradr.com

Special Offers

  • Advance booking for Raindance Film Festival
  • 20% Discount on filmmaking evening and weekend classes
  • Free filmmaking classes: 99 Minute Film School / Directing Essentials / Kickstart Your Comedy Career [£75 value]
  • Opportunity to attend the invite-only British Independent Film Awards when upgrading to a Patron Package
  • Raindance Premium or Membership Pro lasts for 12 months.