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  • Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    Screen Social: Interview with DOLLFACE director Louis Paxton

    A few weeks back, we hosted the first Screen Social to feature the new crop of films which make up the Official Selection for Cannes in a Van’s 2014 season. We also grabbed the filmmakers for a quick interview on the night. Here Louis Paxton talks to Screen Social about his experiences making Dollface, which won Best Comedy at The Van d’Or Independent Film Awards in September 2013. He also chats about funding and entering his film into festivals.

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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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  • 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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  • 10.07.13 Screen Social: BARE ALL

    10.07.13 Screen Social: BARE ALL

    BARE ALL (ft. Bare Films & The Little Unsaid) The July 10th Screen Social features a night of stripped-back film & music with Bare Films’ award-winning directors, grass roots independent shorts, and a brilliant live electronic set from the amazing The Little Unsaid. Bare Films is a leading award-winning UK production company representing an eclectic and exciting mix of directorial talent, all of whom have something very different to offer. Their new digital roster features some of the most exciting directing talent around and [...]

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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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  • 12.06.13 Screen Social:The Radar Music Video Mix

    12.06.13 Screen Social:
    The Radar Music Video Mix

    Our June Screen Social event features Radar Music Videos PLUS live music Enjoyed Radar hits Screen Social with a barrage of the best music videos to come out of the worldwide commissioning network recently. Caroline, who heads up Radar, will be talking to a couple of the thousands of directors who use Radar. Come along and hear how they’ve helped directors get work, get featured in top creative media and get signed to leading production companies. We’re also going to [...]

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  • Hinode (dir. Tetsuka Niiyama)

    Hinode (dir. Tetsuka Niiyama)

    This beautiful piece of motion design was a recent submission for our monthly film night Screen Social.

    “This is a CG movie that depicts saltation and growth of life in the sea using jewelry as the motif for illustrating the theme “Jewels of Sea.” It creates mystifying and attractive scenery by the ores resembling creatures of sea and its transforming refraction and reflection of light that are affected by the organic moves.”

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  • ONE TO WATCH: Mum Says(dir. John Brown)

    ONE TO WATCH: Mum Says
    (dir. John Brown)

    This is the one that got away, but perhaps it makes the film stronger for it. Mum Says is an intense drama about a young boy who lives in a fractured middle class family environment. He is coming to terms with his parents and who they really are. Brilliantly directed by John Brown, the film surprisingly walked away empty-handed at the 2012 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards. Though unsuccessful in securing a gold-van-statuette (who wouldn’t want one), the film  has picked [...]

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  • 08.05.13 Screen Social:The Road To Cannes

    08.05.13 Screen Social:
    The Road To Cannes

    Our May Screen Social event features The Best of Cannes in a Van Film Festival 2007 – 2012
    PLUS the launch of Swhype – our ‘digital motion design house’.

    As the Cannes Film Festival approaches fast and another road trip is on the cards, we’re celebrating by having a party, showing some outstanding films from the last 6 years of Cannes in a Van and it’s all FREE when you register online!

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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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  • 10.04.13 Screen Social: Home Grown (ft. Pocket Hercules live)

    10.04.13 Screen Social: Home Grown (ft. Pocket Hercules live)

    The April edition of Screen Social focuses on True Brit shorts, music videos, animation and live music. A selection of shorts from around the UK will be screening in the playlist while Manchester’s own Pocket Hercules (AKA John Sheridan) will be performing a rare London gig. He’s Hebden Bridge’s best kept folk secret and will be performing exclusively at Screen Social.

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  • 20.03.13 Screen Social: Sound It Out 7″ special

    20.03.13 Screen Social: Sound It Out 7″ special

    The March Screen Social is a vinyl junkie’s paradise as we celebrate the independents of both the music and film worlds. Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. Sound It Out, director Jeanie Finlay’s documentary portrait of the last remaining record shop in Teeside is a true gem of independent cinema. Released in 2012, it won fans around the world. Now is the chance to see it in the perfect [...]

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