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