About The School


Studying film in the dynamic city of Dubai offers a myriad of benefits for aspiring filmmakers. Here are some additional points to consider:


Cultural Melting Pot: Dubai serves as a hub for people from all corners of the globe, creating a rich and diverse cultural tapestry. This multicultural environment provides filmmakers with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of perspectives, traditions, and stories, ultimately enriching their creative vision.

Architectural Marvels: As a film student, you’ll have access to breathtaking locations that can serve as visually striking backdrops for your projects – from modern skyscrapers to traditional markets and desert landscapes.

Industry Connections: Raindance, a prominent institution in the film industry, provides you with the chance to learn from active professionals who possess extensive experience and valuable industry connections. These connections can prove invaluable in launching your filmmaking career, opening doors to collaborations, internships, and job opportunities.

Cutting-Edge Equipment: Raindance ensures that you have access to state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment, allowing you to experiment and hone your skills using the latest tools and technology. 

Customizable Learning Experience: . You can choose from a wide range of courses, classes, and workshops, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest or explore multiple disciplines. 

Global Recognition: Raindance is renowned worldwide for its commitment to fostering independent filmmaking. By studying with Raindance in Dubai, you become part of a globally recognized community of filmmakers, enhancing your credibility and visibility in the industry.

Collaborative Environment: Dubai’s thriving film community offers ample opportunities for collaboration and networking. You’ll have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and industry professionals, creating a supportive network that can contribute to your growth as a filmmaker.

Comprehensive Course Offerings: Whether you’re interested in scriptwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, special effects, editing, lighting, sound design, or the art of short filmmaking, Raindance provides comprehensive instruction to help you develop your skills and expand your creative horizons.

By studying film in Dubai with Raindance, you’ll not only gain access to a diverse and inspiring environment but also benefit from the expertise and resources needed to shape your filmmaking career and embark on an exciting journey in the world of cinema.

The school is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. UAE.


The Raindance Organisation

The organisation was founded in 1992 by Elliot Grove as a thought experiment: can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience? The first Raindance event was a masterclass with Dov Simens held in London in April 1992.

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards.

In October 1993, the Raindance Film Festival was born, held at London’s Prince Charles Cinema and Ciné Lumière. The festival runs annually in September in London’s West End.

In 1998, Raindance created the British Independent Film Awards, an annual celebration of the best UK independent films of the year held in December. Top honours have been awarded to My Name is Joe, Billy Elliot, Vera Drake, This Is England, Slumdog Millionaire, Pride and American Honey.