Eliot Grove is the founder and director of The Raindance Film Festival, which is the UK’s largest independent film festival.
He founded it in 1993 and since then it has premiered films such as Pulp Fiction, The Blair Witch Project, Capturing the Friedmans, Memento, and Oldboy.
The Raindance organisation also offers advice and support for independent filmmakers.
Although based in London they are open for anyone who might want to work with them in another city or country.
In addition, Eliot also helped start the British Independent Film Awards in 1998.
The current Raindance festival is currently on in London until October 12th and I recently spoke with Eliot about what’s been happening this year.
You can listen to the interview here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Eliot_Grove_on_The_Raindance_Film_Festival_2008.mp3]
You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.
For the full Festival programme go to www.raindance.co.uk
Tickets can be booked online at their site or by telephone on 0871 200 2000
Raindance.tv will host further exclusive material via www.raindance.tv with trailers and filmmaker interviews.
> Download this interview as an MP3
> Official Raindance site
> The British Independent Film Awards
> Join the Raindance Facebook group
> Eliot’s MySpace page