Patrons


Queen's University BelfastQueen’s University Belfast Film & Visual Department – Project Partner
The cinema has been the major art form of the last century, popular in its appeal and radical in its practices. It has transformed our ways of seeing and storytelling. It has had an impact on all the arts and modern culture. It is an area of experiment, critical interest and immense pleasure. Queen’s Film & Visual Studies aims to introduce students to the widest possible experience of film culture. Film Studies is fully equipped with a range of high-spec stills and moving image cameras, top of the range Apple Mac Post-Production suites and supporting Production Equipment. Now an Apple “Centre of Excellence” Queen’s offers specialist tuition from in-house film professionals to support projects. The Film & Visual Studies department work closely with the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast’s Arthouse Cinema.


FilmbaseFilmbase (Dublin) – Project Partner
Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers. Our building on Curved Street, in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, is a public space where filmmakers can network, hire filmmaking equipment, take training courses and receive support and information about working within the Irish film industry. Filmbase also publishes the cultural magazine Film Ireland and administers a number of film and documentary production award schemes.


Northern Ireland ScreenNorthern Ireland Screen – Production Funder
Formerly the Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission (NIFTC) and renamed to reflect and embrace the growth of the digital era, NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN is the national screen agency for Northern Ireland whose aim is to accelerate the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland.

Our mission is to promote Northern Ireland as a major production location, to celebrate Northern Ireland product, talent and culture to the world and to ensure that a range of learning opportunities are delivered, so that growing numbers of people in Northern Ireland are motivated to enjoy, understand and explore the moving image.

Our main areas of activity include funding; locations, services and facilities; exhibition and audience development; education; business support, skills and training.

Northern Ireland Screen is funded by Invest Northern Ireland, the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure and the UK Film Council and we are delegated by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to administer Lottery funding in Northern Ireland.


RaindanceRaindance – Project Partner
Raindance was founded in 1992 by filmmakers, for filmmakers. In that year (John Major had just won a general election) we launched year round training courses (2,800 attended in 2006) attended by Guy Ritchie, Mathew Vaughn, Christopher Nolan, Paul Brooks (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and many others attend industry standard courses.

Our production company has produced 3 features, including The Living And The Dead (2006) which has won 11 international awards. Raindance also founded and operates the British Independent Film Awards.

We have a weekly newsletter which reaches 26,000 and growing: half UK, 1/3 Europe, balance USA. You can subscribe here.

In August, 2007, Raindance.tv launched on Joost, with other platforms to follow. Raindance.tv shows the best of independent short, features and documentaries from the Raindance Film Festival.

Since 2000, Raindance has organised screenings, seminar and workshops in USA, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Poland, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and France. If you are interested in bringing an element of Raindance to your area, send us your details here.

Since 1992 Raindance has been offering advice and support for independent fimmakers. We started the Raindance Film Festival in 1993, and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998. We also have a training programme that has had remarkable success. Presently there are nine of us working out of our office in Soho, London. Although we are London-based we are on the look-out for anyone who might like to work with us in another city or country. We are always looking for new ideas, or your stories about your movie.

To contact us, try 44 (0)202 7287 3833, or send an email to info@raindance.co.uk. We are always looking for new ideas, new scripts, new films, new writers, new directors, new actors and new producers. Please let us know what you are looking for, and what you need. We will do whatever we can to help.


Queen's Film TheatreQueen’s Film Theatre – Project Partner
QFT stands for Queen’s Film Theatre, an art house cinema in Belfast, Northern Ireland. QFT shows the very best in new and classic world cinema. QFT was the first cinema in Northern Ireland to install a digital projector, meaning that we can now screen state-of-the-art high definition digital films as well as standard celluloid films.


AdobeAdobe Software – Project Sponsor
Adobe’s award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere ant anytime.



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