Raindance Film Academy Programme
Where education meets the film industry

Become a Raindance Film Academy

Discover. Be Discovered.

In addition to our world-renowned film festival, Raindance has been operating a professional film school since 1992, and our alumni include several A-list filmmakers such as Chris Nolan, Edgar Wright and Guy Ritchie to name a few.

For the first time, we are launching a Raindance Film Academy Programme, to bring our film school to your institute. The programme is open to all sixth-form schools and colleges that offer full level 3 courses in Creative Media/Film.

Our Raindance Academy programme will offer your Sixth-form/college the following:

  • Student access to Raindance Foundation courses (over 90 Planned learning hours) which are led by industry professionals, as follows:
  • Access to a cloud-based platform that allows students to collaborate, share film projects and receive feedback from the whole Raindance Academy community
  • Free access for subject tutors to attend our open courses (CPD)
  • Complimentary festival passes and entry to events for subject tutors throughout the year.
  • Raindance branding and marketing for your level 3 media/film qualifications (vendor-neutral)
  • Direct access to our HND/MA fast-track programme for students, upon successful completion of your course
  • Potential work experience opportunities on film projects and with the festival
  • Complimentary invitations for students during our student events. (*Some events have age restrictions)

About Raindance Film Festival

The Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK. With more than 25 years of experience in the film industry, Raindance continuous to be the voice of the independent filmmakers from the UK and around the world. Now in its 26th year, Raindance is established in the heart of London’s buzzing West End in Leicester Square.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA, and the British Independent Film Awards BIFA. Selected shorts will qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations.

About Raindance

Founded in 1992, Raindance has discovered the new generations of creative and innovative filmmakers. Raindance offers a unique plethora within the British industry: from film literacy with Raindance Educational Services, including short courses and higher education (HND, MA/MSc), The Independent Film Trust to the Raindance Film Festival and the prestigious annual British Independent Film Awards.


For further information please contact us at: academy@raindance.org