Student Work

“Ocean” wins at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

“Ocean” wins at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

Raindance MA alumni Lia Tarachansky won the Women in Film Award at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival for her short film Ocean.

Lia Tarachansky is a Russian-Israeli video journalist who reported on the attack, on the rockets Gazan militant groups launched in return, and on the rise of a pro-war movement in Israel.

Ocean happens at the time when, in 2014, the Israeli army began another round of bombardment on the Gaza Strip. The film was entirely shot with an iPhone 5.

Lia Tarachansky Ocean

Congratulations Lia!

“Eiditic” to Screen at San Diego Comic Con

“Eiditic” to Screen at San Diego Comic Con

Eiditic was the Masters thesis of Akash Sunethkumara, an alumni based in Sri Lanka. It has now just been selected to screen at San Diego Comic Con. The film was made with the lo-to-no budget approach that has been championed by Raindance since our beginning.

Eiditic is the story of a girl with total recall of her sensory memory who is blackmailed into locating another Eidetic in order to save her terminally ill mother until she discovers that the man she hunts has a far deeper connection to her.

You can watch the film here:

Congratulations, Akash!

“Bittersweet” Wins the Audience Award in Cannes

“Bittersweet” Wins the Audience Award in Cannes

Corine Colors, a student based in Lebanon, just won the Audience Award at Beyond Borders: Diversity In Cannes, for her short film Bittersweet.

Bittersweet is a parable in which Sara teaches her little Oscar one last lesson on absolute and barbaric power. The game turns utterly bitter. Despite having her little Oscar at stake, she lingers long enough to record it. The Result is 5 minutes of bittersweet.

Congratulations, Corine!

“How To Be Human” Premieres at Sci-Fi London

“How To Be Human” Premieres at Sci-Fi London

If you were forced to flee your own war-ridden country, would you sacrifice what it means to be human to survive?

How to be Human is a dystopian take on the current refugee crisis, and forces the viewer to reconsider their preconceptions on the matter.

The film was developed as part of producer Louise Salter’s curricular, and was successfully crowdfunded for 120% of its original goal. It will premiere at Sci-Fi London.

Check out their Facebook page!

Short Film: The Good Wife

Several of our students, living on two continents, collaborated on making a short film, “The Good Wife”

Director – Mile S.Crossman
Writer – Francesca Nider
Editor – Sofija Sztepanov
Co Producer – Melinda Lyons


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