Over the past 25 years, Raindance has grown to be the biggest independent film festival in the UK, discovering and fostering the new generations of voices in cinema worldwide every year. But it takes a community to make a movie and an even larger community to sustain and support the independent spirit we keep alive at Raindance. We need you to make it happen.  Elliot Grove - Founder of Raindance 


Become a Supporter

Become a supporter of Raindance and help us continue achieving our artistic ambitions. Your contribution at any level in essential and gratefully received. If you like what Raindance does, why not get involved?  Our benefactors and patrons enables us to continue to grow and develop the ground-breaking work we do.

Raindance Patrons include Alan Parker, Michael Caton- Jones, Mike Leigh, Bill Forsyth, Tim Roth, Nick Broomfield, Samantha Morton, Faye Dunaway, John Irvin.


Benefactor packages

Raindance Benefactors and Patrons contribute to the prestige of the event and all the donations make a significant impact on the work of the Festival.

The below packages give unrivalled access to the Festival’s most prestigious events, and Benefactors and Patrons will be able meet with talent attending the various events of the 25th Raindance Film Festival. Dedicated invitations will be sent to our supporters for the events listed in each benefactor’s and patron’s package.

We welcome donations towards the 25th Raindance Film Festival, which will take place between Wednesday 20 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 in central London.

Do not hesitate to contact us at festival@raindance.co.uk for any question or comment.

We would like to thank you immensely for your support.

Elliot Grove, Raindance Founder

£250 – Benefactor tier 1

2 VIP Opening Gala tickets – Wednesday 20 September 2017
Acknowledgement on website and catalogue

VIP tickets include seats, access to the VIP area of the event, complimentary drinks
All the Raindance events take place in central London. The exact address and hours will be sent to our benefactors via dedicated invitations.

£500 – Benefactor tier 2

2 VIP Opening Gala tickets – Wednesday 20 September 2017
2 VIP Closing Gala tickets – Sunday 1 October 2017
Acknowledgement on website and catalogue

VIP tickets include seats, access to the VIP area of the event, complimentary drinks
All the Raindance events take place in central London. The exact address and hours will be sent to our benefactors via dedicated invitations.

£1000 – Benefactor tier 3

2 VIP Opening Gala tickets – Wednesday 20 September 2017
2 VIP Closing Gala tickets – Sunday 1 October 2017
2 VIP Independent Filmmaker’s Ball tickets – Wednesday 26 April 2017
2 VIP invitations to the Press Launch – first week of September 2017
Acknowledgement on website and catalogue

VIP tickets include seats, access to the VIP area of the event, complimentary drinks
All the Raindance events take place in central London. The exact address and hours will be sent to our benefactors via dedicated invitations.

£2500 – Patron tier 1

2 VIP invitations to the My Dinner With series (private dinner for up to 12 guests with a celebrity). This event runs three times a year, dates are announced one month prior to each event.
2 VIP invitations to the 25th Raindance Film Festival Awards Ceremony – Saturday 30 September 2017
2 VIP Opening Gala tickets – Wednesday 20 September 2017
2 VIP Closing Gala tickets – Sunday 1 October 2017
2 VIP Independent Filmmaker’s Ball tickets – Wednesday 26 April 2017
2 VIP invitations to the Press Launch – first week of September 2017
Acknowledgement on website and catalogue

VIP tickets include seats, access to the VIP area of the event, complimentary drinks
All the Raindance events take place in central London. The exact address and hours will be sent to our benefactors via dedicated invitations.

£5000 – Patron tier 2

2 VIP seats at the British Independent Film Awards – Sunday 4 December 2016. Includes 2 seats at our benefactors table with dinner during the ceremony followed by the after party.
2 VIP invitations to the My Dinner With series (private dinner for up to 12 guests with a celebrity). This event runs three times a year, dates are announced one month prior to each event.
2 VIP invitations to the 25th Raindance Film Festival Awards Ceremony – Saturday 30 September 2017
2 VIP Opening Gala tickets – Wednesday 20 September 2017
2 VIP Closing Gala tickets – Sunday 1 October 2017
2 VIP Independent Filmmaker’s Ball tickets – Wednesday 26 April 2017
2 VIP invitations to the Press Launch – first week of September 2017
Acknowledgement on website and catalogue

VIP tickets include seats, access to the VIP area of the event, complimentary drinks
All the Raindance events take place in central London. The exact address and hours will be sent to our benefactors via dedicated invitations.