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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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  • 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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  • The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    As part of our short listed drama’s for The 2013 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards and subsequently cemented into our Official Selection for 2014′s Cannes in a Van season, ‘The Fugue‘, written and directed by Xavier Bonnin through the support of french production and research group G.R.E.C, has launched its first international trailer. A little snippet on G.R.E.C: G.R.E.C (or GREEK) Group Research and Testing Cinema was created in 1969 by Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman and Jean Rouch – producer and filmmaker – [...]

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  • Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    In the indie-filmmaking sphere, it’s always exciting when an emerging director moves onto his or her next project. For Michael van der Put he’s spent the last twelve months developing his next film ‘Rage’, the second film in a planned triptych of shorts called ‘Broken Hearted Youth’. ‘Callum’ his first film, screened at 26 festivals around the world winning 15 awards including our very own Van d’Or for Best Film, Best Actor (James Tarpey) and Best Director (Van der Put). – Michael [...]

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  • Feel Flows (dir. Paris Zarcilla)

    Feel Flows (dir. Paris Zarcilla)

    Music-based short films are often difficult to categorise but that didn’t stop director Paris Zarcilla ploughing much of his own money into making this cinematic gem which took the Best Music-based Film award at this year’s Van d’Or Awards in September. Paris came down to November’s music-themed Screen Social in London and had a chat to us about the making and funding of the film. His interview (in the cupboard) will be appearing online soon, but for now just enjoy the film…

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  • Easy – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (dir. Louis & McCourt)

    Easy – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson (dir. Louis & McCourt)

    Another superb entry to The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013 and part of the Official Selection for the 2014 season is this music video for Mat Zo & Porter Robinson directed by a directing collective who go by the name of The Line. It was produced by friends of Cannes in a Van, Bullion Productions who are on a roll at the moment with recent videos for Mercury Music Prize nominees Disclosure and commercial work for Ford and Toyota. We [...]

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  • Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    A few weeks back, we hosted the first Screen Social to feature the new crop of films which make up the Official Selection for Cannes in a Van’s 2014 season. We also grabbed the filmmakers for a quick interview on the night. Here Louis Paxton talks to Screen Social about his experiences making Dollface, which won Best Comedy at The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards in September 2013. He also chats about funding and entering his film into festivals.

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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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  • KYASMA // Radioactivity (dir. Jean-Paul Frenay)

    KYASMA // Radioactivity (dir. Jean-Paul Frenay)

    This cinematic sci-fi thriller of a music video directed by Jean-Paul Frenay  (and funded by Swiss rock band Kyasma) tells the tale of a ‘looming crystalline disease’ that inevitably takes it’s toll on the promo’s main protagonist, played by Denis Carpentier. It was shortlisted for Best Music-based Film at The Van d’Or Awards 2013 and is included in the 2014 season Official Selection for Cannes in a Van. It’ll also be screening at the next Screen Social in London on Wednesday 13th November.

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