Raindance's List of Lists 2010

By Raindance

It's the end of the year again, and we are publishing our choice lists from 2010: 10 Best, 10 worst, 10 Most Controversail etc.

I am sure we have forgotten something - and feel free to send us your favourite list(s) to feedback@raindance.co.uk and we will add them in here.


The Raindance Film Festival Team

10 Key Filmmaking Trends for 2011

Our very own list of what we think is going to be hot in 2011

Most Anticipated Asian Films of 2011

With most of th hevy hiters returning with new films, 2011 looks like a vintage year for Asian Cinema.

Top Aisian Fims 2010:

The best and most disappointing of Asian cinema. These top films are extraordinary and it is a shame that these desrving films rarely show up on the top ten lists

The Most Pirated Movies of 2010

Even the BBC has waded in with a top ten list.

Raindance's Top 10 Films of 2010: 

Disagree? (of course you do!) Let us know

Best short films on the web

The Guardian's list.

Too Hot For MTV:

10 Controversial Music Videos That Got Banned 

The Black Lists (since 2005)

Prpbably the best Christmas present in the world is to have your screenplay included in this highly influential and very useful list.

The 10 Most Influential Indie Films of the '00's

Another top ten list this focussing on indies

10 Ways Filmmakers Manage Their Online reputation

Managing one's online reputation is becoming ever important.

10 All Time Great Documentary Films

S great list from one of our interns that's mofre than good enough to publish

10 Zero Budget Filmmaing Tips

Who says you need money to make movioes when in fact you can make one for next to nothing?

10 Things A Filmmaker Needs Every Day

No point in calling yourself a filmmaker unless you are tooled up.

100 Trends To Watch in 2010

by JWT For the past 3 years, JWT - the advertising agency, has published their list of trends for the coming year - a very useful resource for storytellers and…

The Top Key Trends of the Decade

The 00's was a decade brimming with change in every area of our life. Cultural, political, economic and religious values seem very different now than on the…

Lets get political

If you have a conscience, sign the petition: Filmmaker Jafar Panahi must not return to prison! 

Can You Do Better?
Do you an idea for an article you think might fit in with the Raindance independent filmspirit? Send it to info@raindance.co.uk and we will get back to you.

Casting Your Film

Learn about the casting process and the best ways to get the right actors for your production.

Tutors: Rory O'Donnell Venue: Raindance Film Centre
10 Craven Street, WC2N 5PE
Date: April 9 Duration: Single Eveninng
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Price: £48

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About Raindance Film Festival
Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, Training Courses, the prestigious British Independent Film Awards.and Raindance.tv

A little bit of History
Since 1993 the Raindance Film Festival has annually uncovered the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. Some Raindance-premiered hits are Pulp Fiction, Memento, the Blair Witch Project, Ghost World and Love Exposure.

In 1998 Raindance launched the British Independent Film Awards – a yearly industry event attended by the upper ranks of the UK moviemaking establishment. The BIFAs are now regarded as one of the penultimate awards in the world film calendar. Honours have included Ben Kingsley, Harvey Weinstein, Richard Curtis, and helped launch countless films including 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire.

Until 2001 Raindance Film Festival was sometimes referred to as the ‘London’ or ‘pre-MIFED’ Screenings (MIFED collapsed post 9/11), essentially filling the film market position for the UK and which saw approximately 63% of films picked up by UK distributors. A similar London UK Film Focus (LUFF) was set up in 2004 by Film London, followed by the Production Finance Market in 2007.

Similarly “Raindance Kids: London’s Children Film Festival” which had been set up by Raindance and ran successfully for a number of years post 9/11 when sponsorship collapsed, hitting all arts organizations. The model was reproduced two years later by the London Barbican who now run the “London Children’s Film Festival”.

Raindance consulted on the creation of the Berlin Talent Campus and created Raindance East (now the independently run East End Film Festival).

The rest of the year at Raindance is spent training thousands of new and established filmmakers in all aspects of film. Among high profile alumni are Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), David Yates (Harry Potter), Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn – who actually met at a Raindance course. Raindance training is one of the world’s largest catering for over 3000 students per year.

Raindance set up the Independent Film Trust in 2006, a charity to help support the film festival, the BIFA awards as well as film training for disadvantaged kids. In 2007 Raindance.TV was launched, an online IPTV channel which has supported the online distribution of hundreds of features and shorts, with views topping 1 million in its first 6 months.

2010 saw the launch of a limited theatrical distribution of Raindance hits through Apollo Cinemas.

Our filmmaking publications are published internationally, translated into French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Portugese and Italian and are an essential on most university reading lists.

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