Raindance’s 25th Birthday:
One of the achievements of Raindance is the creation of an international eco-system. It was created by the dynamic Raindance staff, Raindance members and benefactors.
1.Raindance is a People organisation
– Raindance Membership:
2,000 paid members worldwide, 65% in UK, 25% in Canada and 10% America and Europe.
70,000 newsletter subscribers internationally; 100,000 Twitter and Facebook.
2.Raindance is an Education Hub
Offering a range of short and long courses in writing, directing and producing.
– Raindance Open Classes: a full year-round menu of signature evening and weekend courses in writing, directing, producing, technical skills and web and virtual reality based content creation, supported by year-round networking and industry events to connect filmmakers and develop active communities of practice.
– Raindance HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Image is a two year programme combing lectured units two days a week with innovative assignments completing the schedule.
– Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree in partnership with Staffordshire University
Advanced career development and leading edge industry research and testing, with nearly 200 students, 50% in UK and 50% worldwide, working on a wide range of projects in a work-based, self directed study programme with mentors and industry advisors. [unique business plan available on request]
3. Raindance is a production incubator
– Raindance Raw Talent: a micro-budget project incubator fund that leads to film production and distribution.
[unique business plan available on request]
4. Raindance is an audience showcase platform
– Raindance Film Festival: Screening discovery films from the likes of Shane Meadows, Christopher Nolan, The Russo Brothers, Ben Wheatley, David O Russell, Matt Stone, Shane Meadows, Christopher Nolan and Gavin Hood.
5. Raindance is Recognition
– Raindance Festival Awards and British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
Raindance Festival films can qualify for a BIFA Award, and BIFA founder Raindance sponsors the Discovery Award for best new filmmaker.
Billy Elliot, Slumdog Millionaire, The Survivalist, Down Terrace are a few of the films that have been discovered and honoured at our award ceremonies.
Raindance facilitates the hotbed, the primordial soup of filmmaking.