Raindance Film Academy Programme

Raindance has operated a professional film school since 1992, and our alumni includes several A- list filmmakers such as Chris Nolan, Edgar Wright and Guy Ritchie. As part of our educational outreach, we have introduced the Raindance Film Academy Programme which is open to all sixth-form schools, colleges and universities that offer FE/ HE courses in Film, Media or Performing Arts. Our Raindance Academy programme offers all final-year students and staff complementary Raindance membership worth £50. Lecturers and academic staff at participating institutes also receive a full Raindance Film Festival pass worth £100. 

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For more information on how to join the academy download our PDF or see below.

Membership Benefits

Membership benefits include: 

  • Free entry to monthly networking meet-ups for filmmakers, actors and film lovers around the world 
  • Free entry to Raindance Film Club’s monthly film screenings 
  • Free access to special events throughout the year, including members-only events 
  • Free script registration 
  • Free access to online script library and resources for screenwriters 
  • 20% off Raindance evening & weekend film training courses globally 
  • 50% off your first submission to Raindance Film Festival each year 
  • Discounts on Raindance Film Festival tickets and passes 
  • Access to members-only facebook group 
  • 15% off IMDb Pro account 
  • 20% discount on mandy.com monthly premium membership (after free month trial), now the largest single platform where top employers can connect with the best creative professionals worldwide 
  • Discounts on a range of services for filmmakers via our partners, including equipment rentals (eg Rotolight products and Cinetruck), post-production services, magazine subscriptions, festival submissions, consultancy, screenings and events 
  • 20% discount on FilmarketHub, an online marketplace for films and series in development 
  • Free Casting with backstage.com – cast your project using backstage facilities and their large book of diverse and talented artists, completely free of charge 
  • 10% off discount on music licenses at Songtradr.com 
  • Free guest lecture with Raindance founder Elliot Grove for all participating institutes (subject to availability). 
How It Works

All schools delivering courses related to Creative Media or Performing Arts can join the programme, and complimentary membership is available to all final-year students studying on an approved course at level 3 or higher. 

Step 1: 

Contact academy@raindance.ac.uk to express your interest to join the programme, along with your course name and qualification title. 

Step 2: 

Await for institute and course approval 

Step 3: 

Provide your students with the verification code for your institute and a link to the online registration form.


Contact Us

Email: academy@raindance.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)207 930 3412