We’re pleased to announce our three year partnership with Raindance, the home of independent film, which will see us join forces to promote and support 16 – 25 year old Filmmakers in the UK.
Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world and combines the Raindance Film Festival, Raindance Higher Education, film training courses and the British Independent Film Awards.
The partnership with Raindance compliments our mission to identify and support up-and-coming talent, and will give Filmmakers on the Emerging Brits programme a platform to bring their stories to the big screen at the Raindance Film Festival, which runs from 18 – 29 September 2019.
The Academy Award, BAFTA & BIFA qualifying film festival will once again present the very best in new cinema from the UK and around the world focusing on first-time directors and discovery.
The 2019 programme will include 5 – 8 short films from our members, which will be shown in a special out-of-competition strand of the festival to champion the young Filmmakers and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their work to audiences at one of the most sought-after slots in the film industry calendar.
Participating filmmakers have the invaluable opportunity to gain exposure at Europe’s leading independent film festival, pitch future projects, and make many important connections with industry professionals from around the world.
The collaboration will also see us work with Raindance on our #SetReady course, designed to help aspiring talent develop a career in the film industry.
Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance, explained;
Raindance has been championing the newest, freshest and boldest filmmaking talent since 1993. It’s with great pleasure that we join forces with the National Youth Film Academy. I believe our partnership will both magnify and amplify our joint goals of promoting new talent from a wide range of new Filmmakers from a host of diverse backgrounds. Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance
Rob Earnshaw, Chief Executive of the National Youth Film Academy, said;
We are delighted to join forces with Raindance as supporting the UK’s brightest emerging talent is a priority for both of our organisations. Raindance have an incredible track record of uncovering the UK’s hottest, most exciting Filmmakers and continue to do a phenomenal job of promoting independent cinema. Our partnership with Raindance once more underscores the National Youth Film Academy’s ambitions to help recognise breakthrough talent, boost the profiles of the most standout members of the National Youth Film Academy and further support their growth and development. Rob Earnshaw, Chief Executive of the National Youth Film Academy