• Festival De Cannes: 2014 Short Films Selection

    Festival De Cannes: 2014 Short Films Selection

    With the Official Selection of Feature Films for this years Cannes Film Festival less than 24 hours away, the highly anticipated Short Films listing has gone public. The 67th edition of Festival De Cannes received 3,450 short films,  representing 128 production countries. Out of all the submissions only Ten films will compete in 2014 for the Short Film Palme d’or, to be awarded by Abbas Kiarostami, President of the Jury, at the Awards Ceremony of the 67th Festival de Cannes on [...]

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  • SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL – A short comedy drama (Indiegogo)

    At last years Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, Dollface, winner of Best Comedy Film, kept our mouths wide open with laughter as this dark comedy took us on a tale of a man with a tragic yet humorous obsession. Directed by the wonderful Louis Paxton, this short opened the world to the start of what is certainly set to be a successful career. Louis next project ‘SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL’ is a story of a two men from very different generations, [...]

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  • 09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    STUDENT FILM SPECIAL This month, to tie-in with our Student Film In Transit competition, April’s Screen Social showers us with some of the best student-created music videos, shorts and animations from across the student-sphere. There’ll also be an eclectic live set from WILDEAST, who create  a kind of world music with a twist – the Gypsy clarinet meets Dubstep meets the Sufi flute.“Fueled by the vibrant world music scene of London, WILDEAST offers a ritualistic journey for the dwellers of the urban concrete jungle.” The [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Callum (dir. Michael van der Put, 2012)

    Rounding off the Student Film Month we have the winner of 2013′s Van d’Or Independent Film Award for Best Film; ‘Callum‘ (dir. Michael van der Put, 2012) Callum is a brilliantly executed drama that depicts the protagonist, Callum, distraught after having just suffered a severe loss in the form of his girlfriend of late. This heart throbbing narrative follows Callum during the aftermath of the event as he tries to come to grips with the scenario at hand. Brilliantly acted [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Harley (dir. Tom Teller, 2013)

    Our twenty-seventh film in Student Film Month is ‘Harley’ (dir. Tom Teller, 2013) This mixture of live action and brilliant executed visual effects embraces the story of an odd looking fish and the perils of receiving no love from its owner. The use of CG in Harley, animated by the wonderful Tom Teller, has attracted wealths of attention that has brought this narrative to the forefront of student short films produced within the last year. With over 200 hours of hard work, [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Out of Sight (dir. Ya-Ting Yu, 2010)

    Our twenty-sixth film of Student Film Month is ‘Out of Sight’ (dir. Ya-Ting Yu, 2010) This beautifully animated short revolves around the story of a little girl and her pup who are confronted by a robbery that strays from the her off on an unfamiliar path. After entering foreign territory, she enters an unknown world and embarks on a magical adventure dependent entirely on her senses. Using soft pastel colours and working on this beautifully animated piece opens us up [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Happily Ever After (dir. Yonni Aroussi & Ben Genislaw, 2013)

    Number 25 in our Student Film Month is ‘Happily Ever After’ (dir. Yonni Aroussi & Ben Genislaw, 2013) This beautiful animation takes us on the conveyor belt of life as we rush through the degenerative life of a couple as they embark on a new stage in their relationship through the purchase of their first home. This quirkily animated short touches on the subjects of both life and death, with all the bits in between. Animated by the israeli duo Yonni Aroussia [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Doodlebug (dir. Christopher Nolan, 1997)

    Our 24th film in Student Film Month is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Doodlebug‘ – One of few shorts he directed before moving on to produce his infamous first feature; Following. Doodlebug depicts a deranged man on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him. He keeps up the chase and whacks at it a few times. Then, we get a look at what he’s been [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    En Route (dir. Colin Levy, 2011)

    Our twenty-third film of Student Film Month is ‘En Route’ (dir. Colin Levy, 2011) En Route takes us through the life of the protagonist amidst a cataclysmic plane crash. We begin at the aftermath of the event where a reversed sequence of shots takes us back through the life of an inspired child with dreams of becoming a pilot. This heart touching short implements an array of stunning VFX shots alongside superb sound mixing that took gold that year at [...]

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  • SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL – A short comedy drama (Indiegogo)

    SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL – A short comedy drama (Indiegogo)

    At last years Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, Dollface, winner of Best Comedy Film, kept our mouths wide open with laughter as this dark comedy took us on a tale of a man with a tragic yet humorous obsession. Directed by the wonderful Louis Paxton, this short opened the world to the start of what is certainly set to be a successful career. Louis next project ‘SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL’ is a story of a two men from very different generations, [...]

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  • BAFTA WINNER:Room 8 (dir. James W. Griffiths)

    BAFTA WINNER:
    Room 8 (dir. James W. Griffiths)

    Congratulations to James W. Griffiths who has just won the 2014 BAFTA for Short Film for his short Room 8. The film was written and directed by Griffiths and was an entry into the Imagination Series competition run by Bombay Sapphire (who must be glad of the extra PR). See it while you can online! We’ll be posting two student films tomorrow as part of our Student Film Month, so look out for those.

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: IMENA (RÊVE/DREAM) dir. Nosa Ott (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    IMENA (RÊVE/DREAM) dir. Nosa Ott (2011)

    Our thirteenth film in Student Film Month is IMENA (RÊVE/DREAM) dir. Nosa Ott (2011) A young girl wakes up to the sound of African music and goes through the process of self discovery through the rites of dancing, embracing the culture and its colorfulness. We hope you enjoy. Student Film Month In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In Transit competition, we’ve launched Student Film Month at Cannes in a Van. Every day throughout February, we’re publishing a student film from somewhere in the student film-sphere. [...]

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