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British Independent Film Awards announced

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 WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 15TH MOËT BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS London, Sunday 9th December – An impressive array of British talent turned out this evening for the 15th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by BROKEN with Peter Strickland picking up Best Director for BERBERIAN SOUND ...

The nominations for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards

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The nominations and jury members for the 14th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced today, Monday 31 October at St Martins Lane, London by Helen McCrory.   Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards' Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "This year's nominees really highlight the immense wealth of British talent in this country today.  We are incredibly proud that the Awards have grown to a level that garners attention worldwide...

$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!

Titanic International Film Festival awards

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The awarded films of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival were announced at the festival's closing gala on 16th April. In his closing speech festival director György Horváth recalled the serious financial problems that the 18th Titanic International Film Festival had to cope with due the denial of government grants, told some anecdotes about the work of the crew, thanked all the sponsors and the enthusiastic audience for their hel p and promised that the organizers will make every...

Elliot Grove - "99 Minute Film School"

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Elliot Grove is a filmmaker and the founder of Raindance as well as The British Independent Film Awards. He has produced films such as “The Living and the Dead” as well as “Table 5”. He will be presenting dozens of crucial filmmaking tips and will be explaining the basics of shooting a film and launching your own career. The workshop will entail the essentials you will need in order to create your own successful film. Some of the topics that he will be touching upon include ...

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 ...

British Independent Film Awards

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The British film industry turned out in force for The Moët British Independent Film Awards. The winners of the 13th edition were announced at the glittering ceremony held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by James Nesbitt. Best British Independent Film was won by The King's Speech with Gareth Edwards picking up Best Director for Monsters, Carey Mulligan Best Actress for Never Let Me Go and Colin Firth Best Actor for The King's Speech. Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film...

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...

Cannes you make all these cocktail parties?!

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Oh so many parties coming up this week;  DON'T MISS                       Friday May 14; 9:00pm  Legendary Fashion Night Villa Oxygene, Cannes   Saturday May 15; 6:30pm-8:30pm  Screen Australian Drinks Screen Australia Office Level 8, Residence du Festival, Cannes (support the Aussie independents!) Sunday M...

NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 457: March 17, 2010 La Géode : Concours du Film Hors Normes 3D relief ou IMAX April 1 - 18, 2010 - Inscription jusqu’au 30 mars 2010 La Géode commence l'année de ses 25 ans en beauté en organisant un Concours de réalisation audiovisuelle en 3D relief ou THD pour report sur IMAX™, afin de promouvoir les futurs professionnels de l’image et célébrer une génération née avec La Géode. Ce ...

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 ...

Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition and After Party

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Master of Ceremonies: Elliot Grove Venue: TBA Date: October 2010 (exact date to be announced) Duration: Evening Time: 6:30 - 9pm Price: $10.00 This is it! Your chance to pitch your movie idea directly to a panel of top Canadian film executives. These are the people who matter. They are the people who buy scripts - they are the people who decide what will be made and what won't. Your chance to pitch your movie idea to the people who can get it in cinemas in this intense emotional...

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...

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
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We are now accepting submissions.

"This independent film festival is the gift that just keeps on giving."
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The nominees for the British Independent Film Awards.

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The nominations and jury members for the eleventh annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Tuesday 28 October at Soho House in London. The nominations this year reflect the up and coming and internationally renowned on and off screen talent and also demonstrate a strong multicultural presence.Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance and the British Independent Film Awards says: "The nominations reveal an unparalleled number of new and young film talent across the various ca...

The 2008 IFFS Europe conference agenda. April 15 - 16

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:00 am Registration Begins and Networking Breakfast 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Conference ChairFred Kramer President and General Manager Withoutabox 9:15 am European Cinema and the World - Status and Future European film continues to grow and expand across the globe and festivals play a critical role in this process. This exciting session will delve into the current state of Europena cinema and where it's headed. Moderator: David Pope, CEO, New Producers AllianceGrainne ...

British Independent Film Awards

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The winners for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were announced today, Wednesday 28 November at the Roundhouse in London. Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, BIFA company co-directors and the event's producers say: “A decade ago, the need for an awards ceremony that celebrated British independent film talent was identified. We are now ten years on and BIFA has grown to celebrate the increasingly diverse range of talent out there. This year’s winners are no except...
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