Gold Benefactors Package - £500

  • 2 Festival passes:
    - Gets you into all screenings and events during the festival*
    - Priority booking
  • Gala tickets for 2:
    - Entry to Opening and Closing Night Gala screenings
    - Entry to Opening and Closing Night Gala parties
  • 2 Invitations to the Raindance Film Festival press launch
  • Limited edition festival bag and t-shirt
  • Limited edition Raindance Film Festival poster by Gee Vaucher
  • Complementary Raindance Premium membership:
    - Discounts on courses
    - Free or discounted entry to Raindance events
  • £100 Raindance Training gift voucher
  • 8 free Apollo Cinema tickets
  • Your name in the Festival catalogue and on the Raindance website
  • Invitation to Dogwoof preview screenings for 1 year
  • Invitation to Revolver preview screenings for 1 year
  • 2 DVDs rental per month for free with

*Subject to availability


Apollo CinemasApollo Cinemas Ltd,the UK's largest independent cinema operator, serves over 2.5 million customers each year in 83 screens across 14 cinemas. It has 22 screens and 4 cinemas in development.  By March 2011, all its screens will be fully equipped with Sony 4K digital projection kit. Apollo opened the first all digital, all 3D multiplex in Carmarthen, South West Wales in April 2010.


DogwoofDogwoof believes that a good film can make a big difference in how people see the world and social issues.Today, we are the leading UK film distributor specialising in social issue films: documentaries; independent films and world cinema.
We release our films nationwide, backing the release with major campaigns. The aim of this approach is to trigger change, and get people to take action. And the best way to do this, is by making the film available at cinemas and venues around the country, as shown by our record breaking release of The Age of Stupid and The End of the Line.

Revolver EntertainmentRevolver Entertainment is one of the UK & Eire’s leading all rights distribution companies, shaking up the industry with a unique approach to managing its enviable and edgy slate of film releases. Recent hits include the urban action film Shank, culture-swap comedy The Infidel, Banksy’s feature debut Exit Through The Gift Shop and romantic comedy Heartbreaker.


LovefilmCarrying over 65,000 unique titles including games, LOVEFiLM is Europe's leading online DVD rental subscription service with over one million members.


IFTRaindance and The Independent Film Trust, the charity with which we work, have got together to assemble a series of benefactor packages composed of festival, training and British Independent Film Awards elements that offer exclusive access to some of the capital's most prestigious film events of the year. Each package also contains a donation element to cover the charitable work that we do together, including our filmmaking work with disadvantaged teens and adults.

The packages are being sold by the IFT, which will be able to claim Gift Aid on the donation element.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government scheme that enables registered charities in the United Kingdom to claim the tax back from the Inland Revenue on donations from individual taxpayers. It also allows companies (and unincorporated associations) to claim tax relief on donations.

If you are currently an individual UK taxpayer, and you fill out a Gift Aid declaration when you make a donation, the IFT can claim back 25p for every £1 that you donate. And the Government will pay an additional 3p on every £1 for donations made up until 5 April 2011. This transitional relief does not affect your personal tax position.
You can download the Gift Aid declaration from here, print, complete and sign it and then send it to Neil McCartney (IFT Chairman) by scanning and emailing it or posting it to Neil McCartney, The IFT, 99 Ifield Road, London, SW10 9AS. In the first section of the declaration, please tick the box for option three, since this means that the declaration is valid for all gifts in the future (meaning that you do not need to go through this procedure again!) and for any gifts you may have made to the IFT in the six years prior to signing the declaration. The IFT retains these forms for its own records and do not ordinarily have to send them to HMRC.

See our other Benefactors opportunities:

Silver Benefactors Package - £250
Benefactors Package No-One Will Buy - £2000
Corporate Benefactor

If you have any questions please call 0207 287 3833 or email