What They’re Saying

“This programme is like a dream factory and the hits just keep on coming!”

M. Crossman, Canada

” I met and retained network contacts with professionals of all levels in the industry during and through the course. I now have a resource of practitioners in the life cycle of filmmaking who are practically my virtual team.”

C. Obi, UK

“I got an opportunity to shoot and debut my short film at the Raindance Film Festival. In this programme I was clearly able to identify my core competency and gain a greater understanding of my craft.”

S. Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka

“As an M.A Graduate student of Raindance, I can attest that this program has benefited me in both academic and practical development as a professional filmmaker. I chose this program above any other University graduate film program because it offers me the diversity and the structure to actually learn how to become a writer, producer and director in the real world.
I have thus far achieved several milestones in market research, and I am well on my way to producing my first feature film.
In addition, the program offers flexibility and a support system that is necessary to my connections and overall personal achievements. As a full time parent, the program flexibility is fundamental to my success.
I highly recommended this Masters Degree Program to any person serious in pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker in Canada.”

Kimberly Hennessy, Montreal, Producer, Screenwriter, Raindance M.A. Student

“Having over a decade of corporate experience in Toronto’s financial sector the M. A. program offered me an opportunity to enhance my experience and career potential whether partially or fully transitioning into filmmaking, due to its flexible nature.
This self-directed, but academically and professionally guided, program allows students to structure their studies to build upon their professional backgrounds or to explore and exponentially grow their understanding of new concepts. The ultimate result being a thesis that provides potential insight and growth to the film industry and a multitude of opportunities for the students.
What I hope and believe I will get out of this program at its end: academic growth and certification, unique industry expertise and recognition, strategic networking, and career opportunities.”

Wilson Chan, Director, Raindance M.A. Program

“Thanks to the support I got from the Raindance MA I was able to get a job as a University Lecturer in Television Production. The Raindance Postgraduate course and the Raindance/ Staffordshire tutors have enabled me to develop my theoretical approaches to Film and TV production – taking my career to the next level. The practical workshops I have attended have also enabled me to keep up to date with current industry practices. The weekend seminars with scriptwriters and script gurus have been fantastic and have provided me with a whole host of techniques to try out. Thank you.”

Kerry Masters, Postgrad Student 2012