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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Radar & Enjoyed at Screen Social

    Radar & Enjoyed at Screen Social

    On Wed 12th June our regular monthly ‘filmusic’ night Screen Social played host to Radar Music Videos and Enjoyed. Founder of the director + record label match-maker Radar, Caroline Bottomley chaired the night which included a range of the best music videos to come out of Radar in the last 5 years. She interviewed a couple of directors (Lewis Cater and Staysa) about their work and their experience using Radar, while later the assorted audience was treated to the electro beats [...]

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  • Spin Spun Span (dir. Emily & Anne)

    Spin Spun Span (dir. Emily & Anne)

    Screened previously at Screen Social, this is ‘a surreal journey through the cotton factories of the North West of England, led by a choir of singing spindles and a spinning mule. This short film was commissioned by Bolton Museum & Archives for their permanent collection. Joint copyright is held by the Museum and the film’s directors Emily Howells and Anne Wilkins.’ Animation: Emily Howells & Anne Wilkins Music: Billy Payne emilyandanne.co.uk

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  • Countdown (dir. Celine Desrumaux)

    Countdown (dir. Celine Desrumaux)

    We absolutely love this animated short from Celine Desrumaux, who is one to watch. This was one of the films screened at the first ever Screen Social and really sums up what we love about film & music coming together to create a cool cocktail of colour, noise, & style. Can’t wait for her next project.

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  • DNAUXB (dir. Tony Comely)

    DNAUXB (dir. Tony Comely)

    ‘As his planet boils in the glow of a cascading Tesseract a young femto-panda named David Xenon makes a brave attempt to warn the galaxy… An animated music video for the track D N A U X B on the EP ‘We Go Dream Team’ by Gameshow Outpatient‘ This film was nominated in the Best Music-based category at The Van d’Or Awards 2012.

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