Learn the art of filmmaking at London’s #1 accredited independent film school, now in Guadalajara, Mexico.

You’ve got big ideas. We teach you how to make them reality — your way
An international, accredited film school with an independent spirit, Raindance has been teaching novice and experienced filmmakers alike since 1992. The school’s ethos is focused on independence, and our courses are designed for you to meet your goals your way, in your style.

Students of Raindance Film School enjoy ongoing support, financial assistance, unique networking and career-building opportunities to launch a serious career in the world of film.

Whether you want to become the Next Big Thing, or you just want to get into the world of film for the love of it, Raindance will help you get there!


Being a student at Raindance means that you

design your degree according to your needs, schedule, and budget


This is a full-time University level course for those who wish to pursue a career in the film industry such as screenwriting, directing, producing or cinematography

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Many people will advise that the best film school is on-set experience. This program ensures you can get that while also being supported academically and professionally in researching your negotiated program.

Mike, Class of 2017


This is a full-time University level course for those who wish to pursue a career in acting for screen and/or filmmaking.

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Having come from a couple of years at a traditional film school, the program was a breath of creative and independent fresh air.

Craig, Class of 2017


This is a unique course designed to give our learners the opportunity to experience filmmaking or acting across 3 continents and achieve a full UK university degree at the end of the third year.  You will start your journey in Guadalajara city where you will build a solid foundation in your chosen pathway and develop your English speaking skills if required.  In year two you will travel to Dubai where you will spend the next eight months to further develop your skills.  For your final year, you will travel to London to complete the BA Hon’s in Film and Performing Arts Practices. 

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We are in the industry of storytelling, and the Raindance course will — perhaps for the first time — inspire you to consider what you want your own personal story to be.

Louise Salter


This film degree is tailored to every student: you set your own goals, develop your own learning activities, and get the support that you need from our faculty.

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It was the toughest thing I’ve ever done. But the support I got from the Raindance MA means that I’m now a screenwriter. I’m now a filmmaker.

Natasha Moore


The MA in Screenwriting with Raindance will give you the understanding of the craft skills and awareness of the industry that are necessary to sustain a successful screenwriting During this programme, you will develop a portfolio of work, and you will acquire a range of competencies to enable you to navigate the ever-evolving film and TV landscape. 

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I met and retained network contacts with professionals of all levels in the industry during and through the course. I now have a resource of practitioners in the life cycle of filmmaking who are practically my virtual team.

C. Obi, United Kingdom


Take advantage of our renowned short courses, in everything from writing to acting, production to finance, and much more!

Raindance is a gateway to the world of independent film and filmmakers. Our revolutionary training in filmmaking and screenwriting is taught by active professionals in the industry.