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Elliot Grove

$249 Value Filmmaking Class for $69

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This powerful information-packed day will give you the tools and information you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director or filmmaker.  Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, British Independent Film Awards and Raindance tv will be in Toronto to deliver his acclaimed Filmmaking Course, which has been given to over 4000 people internationally.Course Outline:Part 1 - Writing the ScreenplayPart 2 - Making the MoviePart 3 - So you want to Direct?Part 4 - Breaking into the Film Industry...

Dancing The Raindance

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  Twenty years ago when Raindance founder Elliot Grove proposed the name for a festival he had in mind that would be devoted to indie films to take place in his adopted city of London, little did he realize how the organization would grow in the past two decades to become one of the pre-eminent festivals and filmmaker training programs on the continent. In a clear nod to the successful profile of the Sundance Film Festival (although with a specifically British nod to the drizzly UK weathe...

Tips from ÉCU Filmmakers and Judges

During ÉCU 2011 we interviewed several filmmakers and judges. Meet Oscar Vega, Alan Arrivee, Gerard Delorme, Louisa Mayman and Elliot Grove and find out what does ÉCU mean to them, why is this festival different from others and get their tips for first time independent filmmakers getting started in the industry. Check out the video!

99 Minute Film School - Tuesday, March 8

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Explain the film industry in 99 Minutes. Of course it is impossible to explain filmmaking in 99 minutes! Or is it? Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers in the UK, will attempt just that and give you a viable plan and dozens of filmmaking tips in just 99 minutes.  For more info, visit http://www.raindance.org/site/99-minute-film-school-toronto ...

London Screenwriters Festival

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London Screenwriters Festival is a festival that runs from the 29th - 31st October it is only about screen writing and its for screen writes. I'm not really a screen writer but the line up of events looked kinder cool. Also as most film makers know some times its just easier to write your own work then it is to wait for some one else to write it.The event i enjoyed from the first day was Kate Lays "Your Script, From Good to Great" this event was all about getting you script up to the b...

Lo-to-No Budget Filmmaking

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What helped to kick start the careers of Christopher Nolan, Mathew Vaughn, Edgar Wright and Guy Ritchie?   They all took the intensive master class Lo To No Budget Filmmaking course taught by Toronto-born Elliot Grove, founder of the prestigious Raindance Film Festival.  “...Using Elliot’s Principles I Wrote and Directed My First Feature” CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION  Find out how to write, direct and produce a low budget feature film .... profitably. Le...

It's Raining Film at RAINDANCE

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  Well, no one ever accused London of hogging too much of the world's great weather. In fact, it can be said that one of the reasons for the imperialistic urges of the British Empire was to find sunny climes and get out of the fucking rain. Well, rain is not a bad thing when it is a celluloid downpour, and that is what is on tap when the 18th edition of the Raindance Film Festival begins in London on Wednesday evening. This year’s lineup, which includes 69 UK Premieres, is a co...

18th Raindance Film Festival: Call for entry

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The 18th Raindance Film Festival September 29 - October 10, 2010 Call for Entries - Click here Regular Deadline: 7 May 2010 Late Deadline: 4 June 2010 Final Deadline, Withoutabox Submissions Only: 18 June 2010 Contact Information: Raindance Film Festival 81 Berwick Street London W1F 8TW United Kingdom Telephone: 020 7287 3833 (UK country code is 44, and drop the first zero) Fax: 0207 439 2243 WEBSITE http://www.raindance.co.uk Email Contact Raindance ...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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  What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Ell...

Write and Sell the Hot Script

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Getting your idea from your head to a sheet of paper means a journey of just eighteen inches. Approach the journey in the right way, and you will arrive safely. Start this journey unprepared and you will end up wandering and confused, your idea locked inside you, those eighteen inches may as well be a million miles. Discover the insider trade secrets that are designed to keep outsiders from breaking into the industry. Find out shortcuts to success, and how to map out a hugely rewarding car...

99 Minute Film School

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Of course it is impossible to explain filmmaking in 99 minutes! Or is it? Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and one of the most knowledgeable filmmakers in the UK, will attempt just that and give you a viable plan and dozens of filmmaking tips in just 99 minutes. This evening workshop will run through the basic essentials you will need to create a film and to create a plan to launch your career. Finding a do-able script Finding cast and crew Shooting tips Getting your...

Interview from Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance

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What made you start Raindance? I had worked as a scenic artist and set designer on over 68 feature films and 700 commercials, both here at the BBC Shepherd's Bush 1974-77, and in my native Toronto in the early 80's. When I moved to London in 1986 with my family, I entertained a fantasy of becoming a property magnate, and went bust in the 1990 recession. After a year of wallowing in self-pity, my neighbour, an elderly retired farmer (who served as a barber in WW1) said to me: "Elliot, as ...

Boozin' N' Schmoozin'

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We've revamped this stellar event to bring you exclusive film debuts, engaging industry professionals and networking opportunities to ensure your project hits the ground running. To sweeten the night, Raindance is kicking in fabulous appetizers and a super styl'n DJ at Atom Egoyan's Camera Bar. Join us every second Monday of each month! Cost: 20$ at door or FREE to Premium Members Premium Membership Advantages for Boozin' N' Schmoozin' -Free entrance to 12 B&S events a year, that's a...

Testimonials

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"The courses are packed with very valuable information with many options on where and how money can be raised. The information was real, realistic and supported by a lot of true life examples Elliot was able to share with us. The course highlighted the complexities of raising finance in this competitive industry, but it also gave encouragement as there are many avenues for first time filmmakers like myself." Neil O'Neil "My entry into the filmmaking industry began with an id...

BIFA AWARDS 2009

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BIFA’s jury is comprised of professionals and talent from across the British film industry including: Actress Jodie Whittaker, Actors Idris Elba, Liam Cunningham, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan, Directors Sarah Gavron and Eran Creevy, Producers Dixie Linder, Anita Overland and Adrian Sturges, Documentary Filmmaker Kate Blewett, Film Marketing Consultant Robert Mitchell, Projectionist Paul Speed and Head of Distribution and Exhibition at The UK Film Council Peter Buckingham. Johanna von Fischer ...

5 types of Festivals, a classification by Elliott Grove

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Film festivals are divided into categories based on the number of acquisition executives that attend. Majors The major film festivals, in rank, are: Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam and Venice. Cannes is undoubtedly the premiere event. Toronto and Sundance vie for the number two spot, but since Sundance has become a launching pad for Hollywood films, I personally give the number two spot to Toronto - if for no other reason than the important slots it gives to foreign languag...

Have a look some Raindance Film Festival trailers 16, 15 ...

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• 16th Raindance Film Festival Trailer:http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv/video/x6ow8u_16th-raindance-festival-trailer_shortfilms• 15th Raidance Film Festival Trailer:http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv/video/x3rc1m_15th-raindance-film-festival_shortfilms • Want to watch more??http://raindance.tv/ http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/raindance+tv  ...

Raindance Film Festival

Raindance is the UK`s largest festival devoted solely to independent films and aims to reflect the cultural, visual and narrative diversity of international independent filmmaking.

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world.

Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.and Raindance.tv

Raindance Film Festival 2011
28 September-9 October 2011 
We are now accepting submissions.

"This independent film festival is the gift that just keeps on giving."
- The Guardian

Raindance line up announced: the festival gets ready for heavy program

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15th Raindance Film Festival  will run September 25 - October 7thFeature Films and Feature Documentaries Screening  THE AMAZING LIVES OF THE FAST FOOD GRIFTERS [TACHIGUISHI RESTUDEN] Japan 104'Director: Mamoru OsuiiPrincipal Cast: Kaito Kissuoji, Mako Hyodo, Tosuio Suzuki, Shinji HiguchiShort Synopsis: Hit Japanese blockbuster from the director of Ghost in the Shell.THE AMAZING GRACE Nigeria 83'Director: Jeta AmataDirector of Photography: Joseph TaylorPrincipal Cast: Nick Moran, Scott...

BIFA British Independent Film Awards: a disapointed Queen

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Wednesday, 29th November saw stars and leading figures of the British film industry turn up to celebrate the British Independent Film Awards at Hammersmith Palais, London.In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) have established themselves as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and are regarded as the kick-off to the Awards Season. The BIFAs celebrate the best of British talent, including Helen Mirren who is this year's Variety UK Film A...

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