Vancouver Team

Nadia DiMofte – Executive Director

Nadia is an Emerging Filmmaker and she started volunteering with Raindance Vancouver in the fall of 2013. By spring she became a member after taking most of the amazing courses/workshops offered by the local chapter.

Now, she is enthusiastically running Raindance Vancouver with the help of a few dedicated and talented volunteers. 2014 was the year when Nadia took her first short (FRaiLNeSS) she wrote and directed to Festival de Cannes, where it premiered at the Short Film Corner and where she managed to sign a distribution deal.

Nadia is dedicated to supporting the independent filmmakers in achieving their goals and completing their projects, and it is her mission to make it easier for them in Vancouver through Raindance, by creating opportunities for them where they could learn from the best, share experiences and info with peers and encourage emerging filmmakers.



Zlatina Pacheva – Marketing Coordinator

What is the one thing Zlatina loves most in life? Movies. What kinds of movies? Well, pretty much anything to be honest, but particularly indie film. This passion, combined with a background in social media marketing and communication studies, led her to Raindance where she’s able to flex her creative muscles while reaching out to the Vancouver indie film community.





Raresh DiMofte – Social Media & Events Coordinator

Raresh is a professional actor with a BA in Drama and experience in film, TV & theater. He is also a Filmmaker, with experience in Producing indie shorts. He is beyond passionate about film.  If  you are looking for an excellent partner in a conversation about motion pictures he will most likely be the one to greet you at our monthly Booze ‘N’ Schmooze.






Elliot Grove – Founder

Few people know more filmmakers and screenwriters in Europe than Raindance founder Elliot Grove. He has presided over the launch of some of the most interesting filmmakers working today. Edgar Wright was his first intern, Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn met at a Raindance course in the mid 1990′s, Christopher Nolan and Gareth Edwards (Monsters) all launched their careers following film training courses at Raindance.Elliot is named in the UK as the ‘one person who has provided the glue that has kept the British film industry together.’ [Mike Gubbins, ex editor Screen International].

Elliot founded Raindance Film Festival in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance.TV in 2007. He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. His first feature film, TABLE 5 was shot on 35mm and completed for a total of £278.38.

Elliot teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America. He has written three books which have become industry standards: RAINDANCE WRITERS LAB 2nd Edition (Focal Press 2008),  RAINDANCE PRODUCERS LAB (Focal Press 2004) and 130 PROJECTS TO GET YOU INTO FILMMAKING (Barrons 2009). His first novel THE BANDIT QUEEN is scheduled for publication in 2012. Open University awarded Elliot an Honourary Doctorate for services to film education in 2009. The Raindance training courses that Elliot has devised are widely acknowledged as valuable and important by the film industry. Raindance has launched a post graduate film degree in London.

If you would like to volunteer your time with Raindance Vancouver e-mail your Resume and availability to  We are looking for emerging filmmakers who are working on expanding their network and developing their career.  Various positions available.