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Filmmakers and film lovers attend Raindance making the festival a fantastic place to network. Many filmmakers, writers, directors and producers have met at Raindance over the years and have moved on to collaborate and exchange ideas.
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The Festival team and jury are filmmakers; they are sensitive and responsive to the needs of filmmakers. The festival is determined to get your films in front of the best eyes in the industry. Here's a look at last year's jury.
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Prestige and education. Our panel discussions are considered some of the best anywhere. Have a look at last years events here. Many of our events were filmed. You can see them here, courtesy of Tiscali.co.uk
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Awards and jury prizes Raindance has a long list of Awards which look great on any film's CV. Have a look a the list of awards from last years festival. Raindance also founded the British Independent Film Awards. Submitting your short or feature to Raindance means your film is automatically included for the BIFAs
Raindance 2008 Submission details click here (Early Deadline 1st May, final deadline June 1)
I hope you enjoyed this.
I look forward to seeing you and your film at Raindance.
Elliot Grove and the Raindance Team Raindance Festivals Limited
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