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

    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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  • And The Winners Are…

    And The Winners Are…

    So it’s happened! The results are in and the wait is over. The winners of all 15 categories in The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards are decided! A memorable night was had by all at The Old Truman Brewery in London’s Brick Lane. Presented by Edith Bowman who held things together when the tech failed. The night was dominated by Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor winning film Callum (directed by Michael van der Put) and starring James Tarpey in [...]

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  • Ciao Venice Film Festival

    Ciao Venice Film Festival

    An accidental film screening of a questionable film starring an Italian pornstar to an entire Italian family closes the door on Venice 2013. As the sun sets for Cannes in a Van, tired eyes are on the road and sights are set on future events.

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  • Street Cinema at The Venice Film Festival

    Street Cinema at The Venice Film Festival

    Venice is not known for its roads, so screening films on the street from a Ford Transit van isn’t always easy. The Venice Lido is a strip of land with 12km of beaches, protecting the islands of Venice from the sea and elements. This is where the 70th Biennale di Venezia happens, and where Cannes in a Van pitches up.

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  • A Guide to the Venice Film Festival

    A Guide to the Venice Film Festival

    After a long and arduous journey through Europe, we were treated to guided tour of the 70th Venice Film Festival from local venetian Marina Rizzi. If you’ve never been to the Venezia Biennale, this gives you a brief idea of what to expect.

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  • Virgins of Venice

    Virgins of Venice

    Our first day on the Lido began with a level of apprehension; it was to be the first time in Cannes in a Van history that we’d attempt to screen films publicly on the street for those at the 70th annual Venice Film Festival. Armed with the Official Selection from the 2012 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards and some newly submitted Italian films – our intention was to sit on the fringe of one of the worlds oldest and most [...]

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  • London to Venice – In Transit

    London to Venice – In Transit

    Over a thousand miles, traveling through six different countries, three blokes embark on a long and arduous journey, the destination? The 70th annual Venice Film Festival. Setting off on Wednesday 28th August from London, UK, we travelled to Folkestone to catch the Eurotunnel before speeding through France into Belgium. Onwards then to Germany, where we organized a film screening at a film academy in Ludwigsburg, close to Stuttgart. The sun was battling our plasma in the late afternoon so time came to [...]

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  • Calling Italian Filmmakers!

    Calling Italian Filmmakers!

    Do you have an Italian film?

    Cannes in a Van at VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

    After 7 years of screening independent films in Cannes, the four-wheel film festival Cannes in a Van is making it’s first-ever trip to The Venice Film Festival at the end of August. Along with screening The Van d’Or Awards 2012 Official Selection, there’ll also be a clutch of Italian shorts selected especially for the trip.

    If you have (or know of) an Italian-language (preferably with English subtitles) short film, music video, animation or experiment to enter, we’d love to hear from you.

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  • Enter the Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013

    Enter the Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013

    The Van d’Or Awards for Independent Film is open to filmmakers across Europe and features some of the best talent out there. This, our third year of the competition, promises to be the most exciting yet, with a huge amount of amazing work in 15 categories, ranging from documentary to motion design and animation. Early Bird submissions are open now. Enter and your film could go on to win awards and international recognition.

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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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