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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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  • 24.09.14 Screen Social: FILM IN FASHION

    24.09.14 Screen Social: FILM IN FASHION

    As part of the 125 Live fortnight of exhibitions, talks and events, Screen Social is hosting a special one-off evening of film, music & drinks/chat focusing on ‘Film In Fashion’ on Wednesday 24th September at the Londonewcastle gallery space.

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  • 13.08.14 Screen Social: WHAT”S THE WiFI PASSWORD?

    13.08.14 Screen Social: WHAT”S THE WiFI PASSWORD?

    This week Screen Social welcomes the brilliantly creative, talented and award-winning guys from Ithaca Audio for a special Music Vs Film Vs Tech edition. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be treated to a live set from Morgan Hislop (his other job is as the drummer for Tropics) who’ll be bringing his unique broken-beat electronica to The Book Club.

    There will also be the usual screenings of great shorts and music videos with a tech edge from independent directors who will be on hand for a beer and a chat.

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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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  • Whirlygig Cinema: Spotlights: Ladies’ Night – 7 May 2014

    Whirlygig Cinema: Spotlights: Ladies’ Night – 7 May 2014

    Whirlygig Cinema’s Spotlights is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers. Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30-minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. This month is no different. Spotlights: Ladies’ Night on Wednesday 7th May will showcase shorts by women, featuring work by A D Cooper, Lydia Esler and Lily Smith, in partnership with Underwire [...]

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  • Big Society The Musical Premieres

    Big Society The Musical Premieres

    When no one hears you shout… Sing. Premiering as the opening film today at the London Labour Film Festival is Big Society The Musical, an innovative new feature film from independent not-for-profit filmmaking & arts organisation First Take. The film began as a quirky idea from director Lynne Harwood, but quickly grew into a creative hub, drawing in writers, actors and musical talent from around Liverpool including lead actor Paula Simms. It was back in 2011 that producer Jennifer Monks (also [...]

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  • 09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    STUDENT FILM SPECIAL This month, to tie-in with our Student Film In Transit competition, April’s Screen Social showers us with some of the best student-created music videos, shorts and animations from across the student-sphere. There’ll also be an eclectic live set from WILDEAST, who create  a kind of world music with a twist – the Gypsy clarinet meets Dubstep meets the Sufi flute.“Fueled by the vibrant world music scene of London, WILDEAST offers a ritualistic journey for the dwellers of the urban concrete jungle.” The [...]

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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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  • Damp Spirits, a Christmas film (dir. Mr Kaplin)

    Damp Spirits, a Christmas film (dir. Mr Kaplin)

    The Christmas holidays are here and while we’re enjoying some of the luxuries of seasonal cheer, we’re more than aware that there are many who are battling to keep their homes. We’re trying to do our bit by giving all proceeds from our next Screen Social to Shelter’s Christmas Emergency Appeal. We also came across this cute little short which sums up the spirit of Christmas from animator Mr Kaplin, who’s also giving any Vimeo tips received to Shelter’s appeal. Perhaps [...]

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  • 08.01.14 Screen Social: FRAME X FRAME (Animation Special)

    08.01.14 Screen Social: FRAME X FRAME (Animation Special)

    FRAME X FRAME (Animation Special) The Music vs Film mashup night Screen Social kicks off the new year with a special animation edition featuring award-winning films, music videos and explorations of sound in motion. Including another great selection of shortlisted and winning entries from The Van d’Ors’ animation category. This will be a packed night full of film, music, chat and drinks to ease you into the new year! Be sure to book your tickets now to guarantee entry. Click [...]

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  • 13.11.13 Screen Social: FILM HUB PT. 2 (The Van d’Or Winners)

    13.11.13 Screen Social: FILM HUB PT. 2 (The Van d’Or Winners)

    FILM HUB PT.2 (The Van d’Or Awards Winners) Screen Social returns for a second installment of films from  The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards. Featuring a selection of shortlisted and winning entries (with a music and motion design edge) from The Van d’Ors’ 15 categories, this will be another packed night full of film, music, chat, drinks and all-round congratulations! Screen Social FILM HUB: The Van d’Or Winners & Nominees PT. 2 Wednesday 13th November The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH [...]

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  • Screen Social 09.10.13 (The Van d’Or Award Winners)

    Screen Social 09.10.13 (The Van d’Or Award Winners)

    The first 2013 Van d’Or Awards Official Selection screening of the 2014 season took place on Wednesday 9th October at The Book Club in Shoreditch. It was great to see many of the filmmakers on the night. We managed to squeeze in a few interviews too which we’ll be posting on the site. Listed below are the films shown on the night. View more photos from Screen Social events Featured Films CALLUM dir. Michael van der Put // Winner Best Film, Best Actor, Best [...]

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