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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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  • The 2013 Van d’Or Awards Official Selection

    The 2013 Van d’Or Awards Official Selection

    From hundreds of entries, numerous matchstick eye sores and exhausted judges’ emotions, we can now reveal the full shortlist of films for The 2013 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards – Powered by Ford. These films form the Official Selection for Cannes in a Van’s 2014 season, screening at pop-up events, in independent cinemas and of course at Cannes, Venice… and maybe Berlin.   DRAMA A Strange Kind of Love dir. Péter Varsics Accept dir. Tom Pickard & James Phillips Callum dir. Michael van [...]

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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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  • ATLAS – Eat Me

    ATLAS – Eat Me

    As The Van d’Or Awards approach ever-faster,  we at Cannes in a Van look forward to seeing and hearing the extraordinary vocal talents of the marvellous ATLAS, who will be performing live on the night of September 19th. “The melodies that haunt the music of ATLAS come to their creator after dark. While you’re asleep, her violent lullabies are voiced over reverberating bass and electronic enchantments. So watch, and listen closely. These dramatic visions – projected dreams and potent nightmares [...]

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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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  • Save the Gorilla on Kickstarter

    Save the Gorilla on Kickstarter

    The amazing, unimaginable, simply mythical Gorilla Film Magazine is back, but it needs your help to survive in the wild. Please watch this video and show your support for Gorilla’s Kickstarter campaign. You may be able to help print another essential 1000 copies of the magazine and in turn save the entire publishing industry from the jaws of an untimely death. The future of Gorillas is in YOUR hands.

    If that’s not enough, you can come down to Screen Social at The Book Club on Wed 14th August and show your support in person… from 7pm.

    We thank you.

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  • 14.08.13 Screen Social: DISCOVER GORILLA

    14.08.13 Screen Social: DISCOVER GORILLA

    DISCOVER GORILLA (curated by Gorilla Film Magazine) Screen Social invites the indie filmmakers’ bible Gorilla Film Magazine to program a night of the best short-films and music they’ve encountered since the first issue in 2011. There’s also a movie dialogue quiz with prizes on the night, so brush up on those quotables! Grab a copy of the magazine on the night. Also there’ll be live music from Quiet Marauder. The Book Club also serves food so turn up early and grab a table [...]

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  • Whirlygig Cinema Returns to East London on 3rd July

    Whirlygig Cinema Returns to East London on 3rd July

    Whirlygig Cinema’s SPOTLIGHTS is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.
    At each event, three emerging filmmakers are given just half an hour each to showcase and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they all take part in a Q&A, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

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