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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Merfolk (dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley, 2012)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Merfolk (dir. Rory Waudby-Tolley, 2012)

    The fifth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Rory Waudby-Tolley, this is his third year major project at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. It was the winner of Best Animation at Purbeck Film Festival (2012) and was highly commended at the Animated Exeter Awards. ‘In an alternate reality, merpeople have been forced to leave the polluted oceans, and live along-side humans on mainland Britain. After ten years in the UK, an elderly [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Slow Derek (dir. Dan Ojari (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Slow Derek (dir. Dan Ojari (2011)

    The fourth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Dan Ojari, with sound design from Joe Tate. Dan is a graduate of the Royal College of Art with an MA in Animation. He is an award winning animator and director based in London. Predominately using stop-motion animation and scale models within his work, he also combines other film making methods to create the desired aesthetic and movement. ‘Slow Derek’ is the tale of Derek, an office worker, as he [...]

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  • Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    Van d’Or winning director launches new Kickstarter campaign

    In the indie-filmmaking sphere, it’s always exciting when an emerging director moves onto his or her next project. For Michael van der Put he’s spent the last twelve months developing his next film ‘Rage’, the second film in a planned triptych of shorts called ‘Broken Hearted Youth’. ‘Callum’ his first film, screened at 26 festivals around the world winning 15 awards including our very own Van d’Or for Best Film, Best Actor (James Tarpey) and Best Director (Van der Put). – Michael [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Dinner and a Movie (dir. Ben Aston, 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Dinner and a Movie (dir. Ben Aston, 2013)

    The third film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from director Ben Aston, co-written by Aston and Maria Hummer while at the London Film School. It was part of the Official Selection for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 and the London Short Film Festival 2013 among others. As the tagline goes… ‘A heartwarming dramady about love, life and prison dating websites…’

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: The Cycle (dir. Jessica Ashman)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH: The Cycle (dir. Jessica Ashman)

    The first student film to be featured as part of our Student Film Month has an interesting connection to Cannes in a Van. The director of this film The Cycle is experienced animator Jessica Ashman, who, way back in 2011 was the very first recipient of a BEST FILM Van d’Or Award for Fixing Luka at the inaugural Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, held at The Roxy Bar & Screen in London Bridge. Currently studying for an Animation MA at the Royal College of Art, Jessica already [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Boy and Bicycle (dir. Ridley Scott, 1965)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Boy and Bicycle (dir. Ridley Scott, 1965)

    In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In Transit competition, we’re launching Student Film Month at Cannes in a Van. Every day throughout February, we’ll publish a student film from somewhere in the student film-sphere. It might be a student classic like this 1965 long-short Boy and Bicycle from a young Ridley Scott… an award-winning masterpiece… or even a film directed by you. We’ll be publishing a wealth of moving images from the infamous to the obscure, each [...]

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