Raindance Film Festival

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Raindance Film School and Festival
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Location(s) London, New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, Brussels and Budapest
Website
http://www.raindance.org

Raindance is an independent film festival and film school that operates throughout major cities including: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels.[1] The festival itself was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British Filmmaking. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’.[2] Raindance showcases features and shorts by filmmakers from around the world to an audience of film executives and buyers, journalists, film fans and filmmakers.[3] In 2012 The Raindance Film Festival had approximately 13,500 attendees, and 80,000 online followers.[4]

Timeline of Raindance[edit]

  • 1992- Raindance Is born. Film training courses are offered.
  • 1993- Raindance Film Festival is launched, World premiere of What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
  • 1994- Pulp Fiction makes its UK debut at Raindance
  • 1998- Raindance Creates the British Independent Film Awards which celebrates the achievements of independent British filmmaking.
  • 2000- Christopher Nolan's Memento has its UK premiere at Raindance
  • 2003- Raindance launches the world's first 15 Second Shorts Competition with Nokia
  • 2004- The Independent Film Trust is launched by Raindance. A charity that supports independent filmmaking and provides bursaries and training for the disadvantaged, from children in inner-city schools to refugees and the mentally ill.
  • 2008- Raindance Screens Once, which goes on to win the Oscar for Best Song
  • 2009- Down Terrace, Ben Wheatley's first film, debuts at Raindance.
  • 2012- Short films which play at Raindance become eligible for Oscar nominations
  • 2013- Raindance launches Raw Talent and produces its film Love.Honour.Obey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britishcouncil.org
  2. ^ "London Official Visitor Guide". 
  3. ^ "Screen South". 
  4. ^ "Raindance Sponsorships". 

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