Raindance Independent Filmmaker’s Ball



by Joanna Orland

Raindance is much more than a film festival.  It is a hub for independent filmmakers, and the community came out in full force on April 30th, 2014 at the Café de Paris in Leicester Square for the inaugral filmmaker’s ball.

A host of celebrities and film industry figures attended the ball to help raise funds for the Independent Film Trust (IFT), a UK charity that assists filmmakers of disadvantaged backgrounds.  Guests included Sadie Frost, Helen George, Tamer Hassan, Nick Broomfield, Alan Parker, Matt Kernard, Kitty Brucknell and the upstanding citizens of the filmmaking community.

The night wasn’t just a charity fundraiser and networking event, but entertainment came from soul band The Indies as well as a raffle that gave away many filmmaking related prizes.  The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as filmmakers young and old came together to discuss new projects, collaborations and just to have fun.  The filmmaker’s ball should be a regular feature in the film industry calendar and I for one am looking forward to seeing the future creative outcomes of this networking / charity event.

“It was a pleasure to see the crème de la crème of British indie filmmaking come together under one roof for such a great cause and to celebrate their work. Away from the glamour of tinsel town, these guys work incredibly hard to deliver thought-provoking, disruptive and consistently entertaining material for our viewing pleasure and I can’t wait for the chance to showcase their work when the 22nd annual Raindance Film Festival returns this autumn.” – Raindance and British Independent Film Award founder Elliot Grove


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