Raindance Vancouver looking for emerging filmmakers and volunteers

Nov 17 2016, 8:31 am

If you’re an independent filmmaker, here’s a good chance to expand your network and do some good in the community, all thanks to Raindance Vancouver.

Raindance started as a UK film festival, but has since grown into one of the biggest names in independent filmmaking around the world, including here in Vancouver.

And this month, the local chapter is on the hunt for volunteers.

“We’re gearing up for a busy year, with monthly workshops and events to support local filmmakers in their goals,” said Nadia DiMofte, regional director for Raindance.

“Vancouver is the best city for this; the industry is absolutely booming right now.”

Raindance Vancouver will host its monthly Booze N Schmooze event at Studio Records on Granville Street, with a specific focus on volunteering for the organization.

“We want to highlight the perks of being part of our team,” said DiMofte. “Our volunteers get to attend workshops and events for free and have access to a plethora of indie film experts to help them achieve their filmmaking goals.”

With branches in 12 cities worldwide, Raindance provides independent filmmakers with resources, workshops and networking events to help hone their craft.

Raindance is the organization that trained Interstellar director Christopher Nolan, as well as fellow directors Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Guy Ritchie (Snatch).

The Vancouver chapter of Raindance works with TELUS STORYHIVE, Celluloid Social Club, CRAZY 8s, as well as a myriad of local film festivals to help local filmmakers.

Raindance Booze N Schmooze

Where: Studio Records – 919 Granville St, Vancouver

When: Last Monday of every month; special volunteer edition will be on Monday, November 28, at 7 pm

Info: raindance.org/vancouver

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