What To Wear To The 2018 Filmmaker's Ball - Raindance

Are you excited to attend our annual Independent Filmmakers Ball this Wednesday, but aren’t sure what to wear?

Remember the theme of the night: tiki. For your outfit, take some cues from the Pacific islands–think warm, lively, and festive.

When in doubt, just wear what you would normally wear to a nightclub event–just accent it with tropical items like a floral-patterned tie or a floral pin.

If you’re still not too sure about your outfit, here are a few more tips for inspiration:


1. You can’t go wrong with floral patterns!


2. Tropical fruits like pineapples, coconuts, and oranges might inspire you.


3. Colour is important! Yellows, oranges, reds, greens and other bright colours work well with the theme.


4. When in doubt, throw on a flower lei!



5. Make sure you take a look at Cafe de Paris’s dress code and make sure it’s venue appropriate. 


6. Dress smart — remember that this is a ball and you’ll be meeting a lot of people in the film business. Try to avoid flip-flops if you can!


7. Make sure that you are comfortable! You can’t party all night if you aren’t.


Haven’t booked your tickets yet? There’s still time! Click here to book your tickets today.

The Filmmakers Ball will be held on Wednesday, April 18th from 7PM to 2AM at the Cafe de Paris in London. General admission tickets are £21 (£16 for Members), while VIP tickets are £50 (£39.20 for Members)

See you there!



Li-Wei Chu is an intern at Raindance London, and is currently studying Cinema and Digital Media at UC Davis and Film Production at Queen Mary, University of London. Originally from Diamond Bar, California, he enjoys volunteering for the Miskatonic Institute and various film festivals around London.

Li-Wei is obsessed with horror films (especially the ones that give him nightmares), films from East Asia, and really any film that makes you go 'hmmmm'. He loves talking about film and indie music with others, so be sure to drop him a line if you want to chat.

Favorite films: The Babadook (2014), Evil Dead (1981), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

He misses sunny weather, but enjoys being in the big city.

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