About Raindance

We’ve been running a film festival and training courses (as well as the prestigious British Independent Film Awards) in London for over 20 years. We focus on independent (frequently low budget) films from fresh and unusual voices and are dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world.

Raindance Film Festival is Europe’s leading independent film fest. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, it is a 10 day celebration of film involving parties, industry events, panels, workshops and the screening of 250 shorts and features. Over the years, the festival has hosted such guests and filmmakers as Christopher Nolan, Shane Meadows, Nicolas Winding Refn, Vanessa Redgrave, Anton Corbijn, Faye Dunaway and Ken Loach. Find out more.

We also run well over 100 training courses a year – everything from a single evening on editing to a full Masters course on independent filmmaking. People with Raindance training under their belt have ended up working in every aspect of the industry, and our alumni include Matthew Vaughn, Ben Miller, Julian Fellowes and Sadie Frost. Find out more.