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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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  • Mini Reviews from BFI London Film Festival 2014

    Mini Reviews from BFI London Film Festival 2014

    It’s that time of year again and as always, our trusty CIAV father figure-with-a-dark side Janus Avivson lets rip into the movies he’s loving, hating and eeerr… not so fussed about. We have to stress any opinions expressed by the sometimes controversial Mr Avivson are not necessarily those of Cannes in a Van… but his opinions and chat are always great so whatever is published here will be entertaining at the least. KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON – USA 2014, 84 [...]

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  • 11.06.14 Screen Social: COMPULSORY Viewing

    11.06.14 Screen Social: COMPULSORY Viewing

    COMPULSORY Viewing This month Screen Social invites award-winning London-based production company COMPULSORY to take centre stage for an evening of music videos, shorts & more. There’ll also be an eclectic set from KissFM’s Charlie T as well as a live set from none other than CLOUD BOAT & MY PANDA SHALL FLY, who will be bringing the latest in their electronically fuelled hybrid of downcast Dubstep and melancholy folk.   The charity we’re supporting is Shelter which helps millions of people every year struggling with [...]

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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Mac ‘n’ Cheese (dir. Tom Hankins, Gijs va Kootenm Guido Puijk and Roy Nieterau, 2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Mac ‘n’ Cheese (dir. Tom Hankins, Gijs va Kootenm Guido Puijk and Roy Nieterau, 2011)

    Our twenty-second film in Student Film Month is ‘Mac ‘n’ Cheese’ (dir. Tom Hankins, Gijs va Kootenm Guido Puijk and Roy Nieterau, 2011) When you find yourself running scared and out of energy, there are only a few options one can turn to in order to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Inspired by Valve’s highly successful video game Team Fortress, Mac ‘n’ [...]

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