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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Enter the Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013

    Enter the Van d’Or Independent Film Awards 2013

    The Van d’Or Awards for Independent Film is open to filmmakers across Europe and features some of the best talent out there. This, our third year of the competition, promises to be the most exciting yet, with a huge amount of amazing work in 15 categories, ranging from documentary to motion design and animation. Early Bird submissions are open now. Enter and your film could go on to win awards and international recognition.

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  • The Anchor (dir. Luke Daniels)

    The Anchor (dir. Luke Daniels)

    A favourite from the 2011 Van d’Or Awards, director Luke Daniels‘ perfectly-formed (in our opinion) poignant short film features the stirling acting talents of one Liam Bewley who is currently appearing in a Marmite viral near you (and an excellent ‘yeast-extract welfare officer’ he makes too). Co-written by both Bewley and Daniels, the film won the Van d’Or for Best Screenplay and tells the tale of a one man and his relationship with a bar stool. The Anchor is touching, clever [...]

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  • This Is Colin (dir. Perrie Murphy)

    This Is Colin (dir. Perrie Murphy)

    Nominated for Best Comedy and Best Animation at The Van d’Or Awards 2012, This Is Colin is a dark and funny film about a man who very suddenly realises that he hated everything in his life and everything that he knew, including his pet goldfish Vivian. He sets out on a path of destruction, finally stumbling upon something that changes his life for the better. This is Colin contains some strong language and cartoon nudity.

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  • Trunks (dir. David Hewitt)

    Trunks (dir. David Hewitt)

    The winner of Best Screenplay at the 2012 Van d’Or Awards is this interesting dialogue driven visual oasis. With a unique approach to short film narrative through a mix of time-shift, underwater photography and suggestion, Trunks comes up with something new. It was selected for countless film festivals in the UK and abroad as well as being nominated in the Best Drama, Best Cinematography and overall Best Film categories at the Van d’Ors.

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  • Rouw (Mourn) (dir. Nils Gerbens)

    Rouw (Mourn) (dir. Nils Gerbens)

    This short from The Netherlands won the Best Comedy award at the Van d’Ors in 2012. It’s notable for its use of visual comedy, clearly showing influence from silent comedy films of the 1920s. Director Nils Gerbens created the dark comedy for a 48 hour film project. Its first screening was at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.

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  • Taking Life (dir. Steve Reeves)

    Taking Life (dir. Steve Reeves)

    This is the winning film in the 2012 Van d’Or Awards Best Director category. Director Steve Reeves‘ gripping short Taking Life is a taster of what we can expect from his recently completed feature Keeping Rosy starring the brilliant actress Maxine Peake. It’s a perfectly crafted short film, but is more than that – it was made as a vehicle to secure funding for a feature which expands the story. Due to the success of the film at various awards [...]

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