Raindance is an independent film festival and film school that operates in major cities including London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Budapest, Berlin and Brussels. The festival was established in 1992 by Elliot Grove to be the voice of British filmmaking and in 2013 was listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 'unmissable film festivals'. Raindance showcases features and shorts by filmmakers from around the world to an audience of film executives and buyers, journalists, film fans and filmmakers. In 2009 the Raindance Film Festival had approximately 6069 attendees, followed by 4694 in 2010. Their website claims 13,500 attendees in 2012 and 80,000 online followers.