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World of Shorts - Sarajevo 2012: Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips by Raindance founder Elliot Grove

World of Shorts – Sarajevo 2012: Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips by Raindance founder Elliot Grove

Valentines Day 2005 was a key date in the history of the movie business. It was the day that Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim registered the name youtube.com. The movie business, and especially film distribution, has never been the same since. The last ten years have seen a host of additional changes. Digital...

Call for Entries: 20th Raindance Film Festival

The 20th Raindance Film Festival will take place in London from 26 September to 7 October 2012. The festival aims to reflect the cultural, visual and narrative diversity of the international independent filmmaking community and specialises in films by first-time directors. Raindance accepts fictional, documentary and experimental features, short films, music videos and children’s films....

Raindance’s gurus on beliefs, myths and misconceptions

Filmmakers and Screenwriters Career Strategy 2012 If your career strategy doesn’t change, if it doesn’t grow and develop then it is merely surviving. Who wants to survive. Don’t you want to live? When hearing about a success in another, most screenwriters and filmmakers start whining: “That may work for their project, but not ours.” Don’t...

Half-time at Raindance!

Raindance is now half over, and a record number of film fanatics have attended the festival so far. Last night saw a packed Live!Ammunition!, where over 20 people pitched their scripts. The results are as follows: – 1st Place: Nicholas Horwood – Mandemic! – 2nd Place: Mark Pallis – Braai – 3rd Place: Palle Nodeland...

Raindance Festival Has Begun

Those lucky enough to be in London over the next few days have the chance to indulge in hot new independent films, courtesy of the 19th Raindance Festival. The event kicked off on 28th September with the gala screening of Another Earth, an indie sci-fi-drama, followed by a question&answer session with first-time writer/director Mike Cahill. ...

Raindance Announces Festival Line Up

“The World through a Different Lens” Raindance has announced the full line up of films for this year’s festival in London, 28th Sep – 9 Oct. The programme boasts over 90 UK premieres from 36 countries, including more than 30 international premieres, cementing Raindance’s position as Europe’s leading independent film festival specialising in edgy and...

Raindance again!

It’s film festival time again. With a selection of 94 features and feature docs as well as over 130 shorts from a grand total of 36 countries this year’s festival promises to be a mouth-watering feast of the very best of independent film from around the world. Read the festival facts here. They launch their...

How To Make it With A Short Film In Europe

by Elliot Grove Using a short film, or a series of short films has always been considered a viable and useful way to demonstrate one talent to the industry powers-that-be on route to building a career in features, or in commercials and pop promos. Here are the routes novice filmmakers are using in Europe. Many...

The Tricks and Traps of Independent Filmmaking

The Very Basics that Every Filmmaker Should Know The ultimate place for a low-budget, independent-minded filmmaker to learn the tricks about filmmaking for free is Raindance. Though they deal with a lot of things (training courses, seminars, feature film projects, film festivals and awards) the best is that they provide practical  information about all aspects...

Raindance Budapest Short Film Project

Taught by director Gergő Fonyó, screenwriter András M. Kovács, and editor/producer Gábor Kertai Location: Budapest January 27-30 This course will teach you how to make a short film. By the end of the course you will have planned shot, and edited a short film with your small group. Nowadays there is no excuse not to...

Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking and writing course with Elliot Grove

Want to make a movie and don’t know where to start? There has never been a better time to break into the British film industry. British independent filmmakers are the toast of Hollywood. The 2009 Golden Globe successes of Slumdog Millionaire, In Bruges and Happy Go Lucky have proven that. This intensive weekend seminar shows...

Raindance filmmaking course

Since 1993 Raindance has been the definitive organization championing and nurturing independent filmmaking. Afer 18 years, the Raindance Film Festival in London is today Europe’s largest independent film festival, and Raindance’s training courses have inspired a new breed of filmmakers. Today the Raindance community has grown to include many thousands of aspiring and seasoned filmmakers....