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Short Courses

Take a look at our range of world-renowned
evening and weekend film training courses.

Higher Education Programmes

Raindance runs fully accredited higher education
HND and Masters programmes.

Raindance Film Festival

The biggest indie film festival in the UK, showcasing
shorts, features, web series, music videos and VR.

Short Courses

Take a look at our range of world-renowned
evening and weekend film training courses.

Higher Education Programmes

Raindance runs fully accredited higher education
HND and Masters programmes.

Raindance Film Festival

The biggest indie film festival in the UK, showcasing
shorts, features, web series, music videos and VR.

Raindance

 The Home of Independent Film 

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Founded in 1992, it combines Raindance Film Festivalfilm training courses, and Raindance Higher Education

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. 

 

Raindance is self-funded and relies on the support of our community to keep the spirit of independent film alive. Keep Raindance independent – click here to get involved!

Latest news from Raindance

Interview with the Writer/Director & Producer of Stationary

Interview with the Writer/Director & Producer of Stationary

Picture Credit: © Daniel D. Moses I caught up with the writer/director, Louis Chan, and producer, Jonathan Caicedo-Galindo of Stationary, a short film portraying the reunion of estranged friends, drug dealer Che (Rebekah Murrell) and reformed, soon-to-be-graduate...

Film Reviews: Are They Make or Break?

Film Reviews: Are They Make or Break?

Within the film industry, it’s widely thought that movie review platforms have a significant effect on the success of a title. Moreover, such feedback can also influence the future creations of independent filmmakers. However, despite the negative perceptions that...

“Raindance has done a very useful and very good job in promoting independent British cinema.”
Ken Loach

“I believe Raindance is where the future of filmmaking will come from.”
Joanna Lumley

Raindance Film festival and BIFA make a unique and very special contribution to the UK. They should be taken very seriously.
Mike Leigh

Your Film Career Starts Here

What does Raindance offer?

We have three areas that can appeal to you:

  • Our film festival online and in London
  • Our film school
  • Our Community and membership
What film & television training courses are available?

From a full time degree or masters course to a 1 day or evening workshop, our directory of film & television courses covers most subjects including Basic Cinematography, Film producing, screenwriting, editing, acting and directing.

Does Raindance provide its own filmmaking courses?

Since 1992 we have developed courses presented by established and trusted industry professionals. Raindance has teamed up with experienced working industry professionals to provide bespoke film training from working practitioners.

How can I find a suitable film & television training course?

Raindance lets you quickly search our database of film & television training courses to see what’s available along with course dates, locations and prices. We want to make sure you have the requirements for film school. You can always contact Raindance for more information and book your place.

Do I need to be in London to take your film & television training courses

Most of our courses are now online. Our courses are also offered by our hubs in Raindance Toronto, Raindance Los Angeles and Raindance Dubai.

Do you offer discounts?

Raindance Members can save up to 30%. Raindance also offers discounts for students and concessions including health care workers and unemployed. Members also get free script registration and film festival submission discounts.