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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    As if by magic, as our 2013 Van d’Or Awards come into view, one of the real gems from last year is finally available online! Roger The Real-life Superhero, directed by Cathy MacDonald is a simply brilliant documentary about one simply brilliant human-being. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, the film follows nineteen-year-old Roger Hayhurst who lives on an estate in Salford, Manchester. With the unwavering support of his mum Jennifer, Roger dresses in a spandex [...]

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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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  • Sheffield Doc Fest – Film Reviews by Janus Avivson

    Sheffield Doc Fest – Film Reviews by Janus Avivson

    Our man on the ground, Janus Avivson, once again reviews films in the only way he knows how – honestly… this time, from Sheffield Doc Fest. Sheffield Doc/Fest June 12-16 2013 Some brief and very personal reviews by your favourite grumpy old semi-retired reporter Janus Avivson of Hampstead ITALY: LOVE OR LEAVE IT – 2011 Italy/Germany, 78 min, directors: Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, producer Gustav Hofer. Two smart and handsome gay guys travel the length of Italy’s boot for [...]

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