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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:The Stuntmen (dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    The Stuntmen (dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy 2013)

    Our tenth film to feature in Student Film Month is ‘The Stuntmen’ dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy (2013). ‘The Stuntmen’ is a short student production on what it takes to be a professional stunt man in today’s industry. Shot, directed and edited by Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe and Matt Toy – all graduates in Film and Television Production from Bucks New University, High Wycombe. 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 [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Trunkated (dir. Aparajita R, 2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Trunkated (dir. Aparajita R, 2011)

    Number 9 in our Student Film Month is this charming short animation from Aparajita R, submitted to us from Canada. Trunkated is a film set in a surreal world of floating elephants and motherships. It follows the story of one such elephant that falls down onto unfamiliar land, and his journey back where he belongs. The film saw some success at the 2011 Lumiere Digitale Animation Film Festival and was a semifinalist at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards also in 2011. Student Film [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Subspectrum (dir. Ryan Burnham & Helena Charlton-Jones, 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Subspectrum (dir. Ryan Burnham & Helena Charlton-Jones, 2013)

    Today’s film featuring in Student Film Month is this music video featuring a SubSpectrum track co-directed by Ryan Burnham & Helena Charlton-Jones. Charlton-Jones also has a exceptional vocal talents and can be found sometimes singing in tunnels. 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. It might be a student classic like the 1965 long-short Boy [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Adore (dir. Michael Hughes, 2005)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Adore (dir. Michael Hughes, 2005)

    The seventh film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from independent animator Michael Hughes, produced as his degree film from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2005. ‘Adore’ is an emotive tale of a boy on the threshold of love and affection. The film has screened at various animation festivals including Annecy, Anima Mundi and Hiroshima. Since graduation Michael has worked as an animator on various short films, TV series and commercials as well as ’Fantastic Mr.Fox’ and ‘Frankenweenie’. He is also developing his own [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:The Golden Bird (dir. Cat Bruce (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    The Golden Bird (dir. Cat Bruce (2011)

    The sixth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from independent animator and designer Cat Bruce, produced as her degree film from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2011.  ‘When a boy goes in search of a mysterious golden bird, he soon discovers that, in his world, things are not as they seem. A Brothers Grimm adaptation.’ 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, [...]

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  • 12.02.14 Screen Social: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

    12.02.14 Screen Social: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY The Music vs Film mashup night Screen Social is a celebration edition in aid of homelessness charity, Shelter. If your birthday falls on February 12th or you just want to party like it’s yo’ birthday – you’re invited! Music videos, films, DJs and plenty of drinks. Send us your own video content & music/clip requests and celebrate with us. It’s also our very own Ross Henbest’s birthday on the night and he’d love to share it with a [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Merfolk (dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley, 2012)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Merfolk (dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley, 2012)

    The fifth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Rory Waudby-Tolley, this is his third year major project at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. It was the winner of Best Animation at Purbeck Film Festival (2012) and was highly commended at the Animated Exeter Awards. ‘In an alternate reality, merpeople have been forced to leave the polluted oceans, and live along-side humans on mainland Britain. After ten years in the UK, an elderly [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Slow Derek (dir. Dan Ojari (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Slow Derek (dir. Dan Ojari (2011)

    The fourth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Dan Ojari, with sound design from Joe Tate. Dan is a graduate of the Royal College of Art with an MA in Animation. He is an award winning animator and director based in London. Predominately using stop-motion animation and scale models within his work, he also combines other film making methods to create the desired aesthetic and movement. ‘Slow Derek’ is the tale of Derek, an office worker, as he [...]

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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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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Dinner and a Movie (dir. Ben Aston, 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Dinner and a Movie (dir. Ben Aston, 2013)

    The third film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Ben Aston, co-written by Aston and Maria Hummer while at the London Film School. It was part of the Official Selection for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 and the London Short Film Festival 2013 among others. As the tagline goes… ‘A heartwarming dramady about love, life and prison dating websites…’

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1963)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1963)

    Another of the great directors, Martin Scorsese learned his craft through making shorts. This film, What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This, was made while he was an NYU film student in 1963. His early films were well received, including The Big Shave, a dark satire on the Vietnam War… and this short, which tells the story of a man who becomes obsessed with a picture on his wall. Student Film Month In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: The Cycle (dir. Jessica Ashman)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH: The Cycle (dir. Jessica Ashman)

    The first student film to be featured as part of our Student Film Month has an interesting connection to Cannes in a Van. The director of this film The Cycle is experienced animator Jessica Ashman, who, way back in 2011 was the very first recipient of a BEST FILM Van d’Or Award for Fixing Luka at the inaugural Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, held at The Roxy Bar & Screen in London Bridge. Currently studying for an Animation MA at the Royal College of Art, Jessica already [...]

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