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  • Cannes Film Festival 2014 – The Winners

    Cannes Film Festival 2014 – The Winners

    Here’s the list of winners from the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Congratulations to all.

    Simon Mesa Soto, winner of the Short Film Palme d’or for Leidi:

    “Only four months ago, I was in Colombia shooting this film and now I’m here standing with this award. It’s totally unreal. When you live in a country like Colombia, something happens every day. Numerous aspects regarding Colombia and, more generally, Latin America, have been condensed into the story of this film.”

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  • ‘Reels on Wheels’ – Metropolitan Magazine Feature

    ‘Reels on Wheels’ – Metropolitan Magazine Feature

    Eurostar’s Metropolitan magazine features an article about Cannes in a Van for May’s edition. The four-page feature written by Emma Howarth touches on the history of Cannes in a Van with a few glimpses of the obstacles we had to overcome to lead us to where we are at present. Co-founder of CIAV Andy Greenhouse spoke about his time on the road to La Croisette… “We didn’t have a van until the eleventh hour, then when we did get one we were [...]

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

    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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  • Idiot Songs // Villages of Ether (dir. Kevin McGloughlin)

    Idiot Songs // Villages of Ether (dir. Kevin McGloughlin)

    As described by it’s director Kevin McGloughlin, this video for ‘electronic chamber music’ artists Idiot Songs, Villages Of Ether is ‘set in the subconscious. It interrogates what it means to recognise a difficulty in oneself. The video endeavours to depict struggles with anxiety and ultimately the elimination of self doubt.’

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  • At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    As if by magic, as our 2013 Van d’Or Awards come into view, one of the real gems from last year is finally available online! Roger The Real-life Superhero, directed by Cathy MacDonald is a simply brilliant documentary about one simply brilliant human-being. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, the film follows nineteen-year-old Roger Hayhurst who lives on an estate in Salford, Manchester. With the unwavering support of his mum Jennifer, Roger dresses in a spandex [...]

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  • Cannes 2013: The Problem with Power

    Cannes 2013: The Problem with Power

    Cannes in a Van’s little black box which converts batteries into cinematic beauty, decided to throw a wobbly and through a shower of sparks the mobile movie theatre is left powerless… The next day a mission was set, bring our source of power back to life…

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  • Independent Cannes: Interview with Welcome to the Majority director Russell Owen

    Independent Cannes: Interview with Welcome to the Majority director Russell Owen

    During The Cannes Film Festival 2013, Cannes in a Van spoke to independent filmmakers about their experiences in Cannes and beyond. This is a short interview with ex-storyboard artist-turned-director Russell Owen who screened his short Anglesey Road this year at Cannes in a Van.

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  • Independent Cannes: Interview with Soeur d’Arme (2012) director Olivier Lavielle

    Independent Cannes: Interview with Soeur d’Arme (2012) director Olivier Lavielle

    During The Cannes Film Festival 2013, Cannes in a Van spoke to independent filmmakers about their experiences in Cannes and beyond. Here, French director Olivier Lavielle talks about making his short film Soeur d’Arme and how it is being an independent filmmaker in France. Hear from more independent directors in our interview section Follow more of our progress at Cannes 2013 @cannesinavan #CIAV or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/filmfestival1

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  • Independent Cannes: Interview with Tell Tale (2011) director Mike Middleton-Downer

    Independent Cannes: Interview with Tell Tale (2011) director Mike Middleton-Downer

    We spoke to UK director Michael Middleton-Downer who made the mammoth drive to Cannes to screen his short films at Cannes in a Van. Here he and actor Marc Hendrey talk about their festival experience and making their short in 48 hours. Watch Tell Tale here. See the trailer for One Tonne here. For news of post-Cannes activity follow @cannesinavan #CIAV or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/filmfestival1

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  • Cannes in a Van Film Festival 2013: blog 9

    Cannes in a Van Film Festival 2013: blog 9

    The carpet had been rolled out, the chairs in position. The final challenge was to flick our speakers up to an appropriate level so we could be heard over the sounds of turntable remixes across the road. The speakers didn’t let us down. Midnight was soon upon us and as the club switched to stealth volume, we knew who had won the battle of the sound systems. CIAV has come a long way since 2007.

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  • Gorilla Film Magazine – By Filmmakers for Filmmakers

    Gorilla Film Magazine – By Filmmakers for Filmmakers

    For any fresh-faced filmmakers it can be hard to discover vital tips and tricks of the trade when looking to turn heads in the always-intimidating film industry. You could very well waltz into your local Waterstones, grab the first ‘How To-‘ book on the shelf with the glowing review from people you haven’t even heard off, but it can be frustrating not knowing the right direction to go in.

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