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11th Raindance Film Festival - Moviemaking masterclass

Story by: Jack Foley

"After the Two-Day Film School, I immediately launched my directing career with Reservoir Dogs."
Quentin Tarantino

IN ONE weekend, one man will teach you everything you need to know about making a movie…

Raindance welcomes Dov S-S Simens - internationally recognised as the world's leading independent filmmaking instructor - back to London for his acclaimed Two-Day Hollywood Film School™, taking place on November 29 and 30 at a venue to be announced.

Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Baz Luhrman, Guy Ritchie, Chris Nolan, Phillipa Braithwaite and Robert Rodriguez are just a few names from a long list of phenomenally successful directors who launched their filmmaking careers after participating in Dov S-S Simens' intensive filmmaking course.

Other high-profile attendees have included Michael Jackson, Queen Latifah and Will Smith.

In his trademark no-nosense, straight-talking style, Dov breaks beyond the tinsel of Hollywood to teach the business behind a successful movie - from producing, directing and shooting to marketing, financing and distributing it.

Highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the industry, Dov will, over one weekend, break down each process into simple terms as he imparts his extensive movie-making knowledge to budding filmmakers.

Dov S-S Simens is an award-winning filmmaker with over 15 years of hands-on experience in the independent film industry.

Founder of the Hollywood Film Institute (1991), Dov has taught thousands of filmmakers across the world from America to England, France to Australia. Recent graduates of the workshop have made the Blair Witch Project, Memento and Barbershop.

On the first day of the Two-Day Film School™ Dov teaches the 38-steps of Filmmaking, detailing how to cost effectively allocate funds in a filmmaking budget to cover expenses.

On the second day attendees discover how to create a buzz, attend film festivals, attract a distributor's Acquisition Executive and secure a distribution deal.

"Hitchcock said, 'Everything you need to know about filmmaking can be learned in 2-3 days'… I agree and created the 2-Day Film School™." Dov S-S Simens

For tickets, call Emma Davis, at Raindance, on 020 7387 3833, or email

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