Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Benny Hill Factor

Become a Raindance Film Festival Benefactor

In a very few weeks, on Wednesday 1 October at 7pm, Raindance Film Festival launches with a terrific independent film followed by one of the parties of the year, and I would like you to be there.

Opening Night is always over sold, and the best way to guarantee a seat is by becoming a Benefactor.

And there are lots of additional benefits to becoming a benefactor:

What's on offer this year?
In addition to screening over 150 films, we host a range of events including the following:

OPENING AND CLOSING GALAS! - Red carpeted screenings of a future hit film with huge afterparties, complete with DJs, goody bags and free drinks.

- Rub shoulders and network with filmmakers, industry folk and fellow enthusiasts.

MASTERCLASSES! - Learn the tricks of the trade from those who've been there and done it. Hosted by key figures in the industry, the classes will provide insight into the areas of directing, producing, acting, writing and cinematography.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS! - A wealth of informative classes specialising in specific aspects of production.

SPECIAL GUESTS! - Get up close to well-known film idols and learn how they got to where they are.

LIVE MUSIC! - Revel in an indulgent dosage of live bands and artists every night in our exclusive festival bar.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS! - Keep yourself within the zeitgeist of modern debate with talks on a selection of film-related topics, curated by industry professionals.

LIVE!AMMUNITION! - Pitch your script to a panel of experts and well-known faces in front of a room full of people, with the hope of winning hard cash and possibly having your idea optioned.

Raindance How much will it cost?
We have 3 levels of benefactors pacakges for you to choose from, and they start at £125.

You receive a Festival Pass that allows you admission to every single screening, seminar, event and party at this year's Raindance Film Festival starting 1st October and running for 12 days until the 12th October. With individual events and screenings costing between £10-£25, it doesn't take long to save money with a Festival Pass.

We will also print your name in our 100 page colour festival catalogue and your name will be listed on our website. Deadline is August 21st

Plus an Annual Raindance membership.
[If you are already a member of Raindance, we will extend your Raindance membership for an entire year, giving you access to the benefits of membership and all the new things we keep adding.]

Regular Price: £175.00
Our Price: £125.00

You receive two Festival Passes and a free annual Raindance membership, plus your names listed in our catalogue.

Regular price: £325.00
Our Price: £250.00


You receive two Festival Passes, an annual Raindance membership and a 1/4 page ad in our glossy festival programme guide.

Regular price: £650.00
Our Price: £500.00

Questions? Call 0207 287 3833 or email benefactor@raindance.co.uk

OK, count me in. What's next?

1. Choose your package.

Call the office 0207 287 3833 or you can book online:

Book Bronze Online Here (£125.00)
Book Silver Online here (£250.00)
Book Gold Online Here (£500.00)

2. Send us your name as you would like it in the catalogue. Deadline is August 22nd. send to benefactor@raindance.co.uk

3. Email us a passport sized photo for each passholder.

4. Gold only: Call James Merchant for ad details

5. Put the dates Raindance Oct 1 - 12 in your diary

FestivalPoster Our history
Since 1993, the Raindance Film Festival has screened independent films in the heart of London. We are very proud of the films and filmmakers we have featured. Filmmakers like James Marsh (Man On Wire) who screened his first feature, the stunning Wisconsin Death Trip in 1999. Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) screened his early short (Doodlebug) and his first two features: Following and Memento.
Who will be the new discovery this year?

What your support does
Organising and delivering an international film festival costs much more money than we receive from the box office. Last year we had a record breaking box office which covered just over 12% of our annual budget. The balance is secured through commercial sponsorship. Benefactors like you allow us to maintain and expand our programme.

Raindance exists because of you and your support. Thanks very much.

Elliot Grove
Founder, Raindance Film Festival
Key Festival dates:

August 11 - Raindance Best of 15th Festival Shorts released
August 15: New Festival Cinema Advert unveiled
August 21 - Benefactors Deadline
September 1 - Lineup Announced
October 1 - Opening Night Gala and Party sponsored by Tuaca
October 2 - 12: Festival Screenings and Events
October 12: Closing Night Gala and Party sponsored by Tuaca

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