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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.[citation needed] 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 2009 the Raindance Film Festival had approximately 6069 attendees, followed by 4694 in 2010.[citation needed] Their website claims 13,500 attendees in 2012 and 80,000 online followers.[4]

Raindance Film School and Festival
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Location(s) London, New York City, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Berlin, Brussels and Budapest

Timeline of RaindanceEdit

  • 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 Academy Award 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 [5]
  • 2015 - Raindance launched 360/VR Storytelling training
  • 2016 - Raindance launches Auteur Award and presents the inaugural prize to Ken Loach. [6]
  • 2016 - Raindance launches the VRX Awards and Showcase
  • 2017 - Raindance hands 2nd Annual Auteur Award to Guy Ritchie, describing him as a "prominent figure" who breathed "new life into the British film industry" with his "cult crime comedies." [7]
  • 2017 - Raindance celebrtes it's 25th Anniversary in style


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