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  • The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    The Fugue (dir. Xavier Bonnin): International Trailer

    As part of our short listed drama’s for The 2013 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards and subsequently cemented into our Official Selection for 2014′s Cannes in a Van season, ‘The Fugue‘, written and directed by Xavier Bonnin through the support of french production and research group G.R.E.C, has launched its first international trailer. A little snippet on G.R.E.C: G.R.E.C (or GREEK) Group Research and Testing Cinema was created in 1969 by Pierre Braunberger, Anatole Dauman and Jean Rouch – producer and filmmaker – [...]

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  • Big Society The Musical Premieres

    Big Society The Musical Premieres

    When no one hears you shout… Sing. Premiering as the opening film today at the London Labour Film Festival is Big Society The Musical, an innovative new feature film from independent not-for-profit filmmaking & arts organisation First Take. The film began as a quirky idea from director Lynne Harwood, but quickly grew into a creative hub, drawing in writers, actors and musical talent from around Liverpool including lead actor Paula Simms. It was back in 2011 that producer Jennifer Monks (also [...]

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  • SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL – A short comedy drama (Indiegogo)

    SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL – A short comedy drama (Indiegogo)

    At last years Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, Dollface, winner of Best Comedy Film, kept our mouths wide open with laughter as this dark comedy took us on a tale of a man with a tragic yet humorous obsession. Directed by the wonderful Louis Paxton, this short opened the world to the start of what is certainly set to be a successful career. Louis next project ‘SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL’ is a story of a two men from very different generations, [...]

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  • 09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    09.04.14 Screen Social: STUDENT FILM SPECIAL

    STUDENT FILM SPECIAL This month, to tie-in with our Student Film In Transit competition, April’s Screen Social showers us with some of the best student-created music videos, shorts and animations from across the student-sphere. There’ll also be an eclectic live set from WILDEAST, who create  a kind of world music with a twist – the Gypsy clarinet meets Dubstep meets the Sufi flute.“Fueled by the vibrant world music scene of London, WILDEAST offers a ritualistic journey for the dwellers of the urban concrete jungle.” The [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Doodlebug (dir. Christopher Nolan, 1997)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH: Doodlebug (dir. Christopher Nolan, 1997)

    Our 24th film in Student Film Month is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Doodlebug‘ – One of few shorts he directed before moving on to produce his infamous first feature; Following. Doodlebug depicts a deranged man on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him. He keeps up the chase and whacks at it a few times. Then, we get a look at what he’s been [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Hadley TK-421 dir. Jonathan Reid-Edwards (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Hadley TK-421 dir. Jonathan Reid-Edwards (2011)

    Our eighteenth film in Student Film Month is ‘Hadley TK-421′ dir. Jonathan Reid-Edwards (2011). The Hadley TK-421 is here to revolutionize the work place. A black comedy set in 1960s London, it’s the kind of short you don’t see often. More than just a punchline, and with a particular sensibility on a very low budget, you’ll wonder where you can get your hands on a Hadley once you’ve seen one in action. www.hadleytk421.com   Student Film Month In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student [...]

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  • BAFTA WINNER:Room 8 (dir. James W. Griffiths)

    BAFTA WINNER:
    Room 8 (dir. James W. Griffiths)

    Congratulations to James W. Griffiths who has just won the 2014 BAFTA for Short Film for his short Room 8. The film was written and directed by Griffiths and was an entry into the Imagination Series competition run by Bombay Sapphire (who must be glad of the extra PR). See it while you can online! We’ll be posting two student films tomorrow as part of our Student Film Month, so look out for those.

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Freiheit (dir. George Lucas, 1966)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Freiheit (dir. George Lucas, 1966)

    Number 15 in our selection of student films for our Student Film Month is George Lucas‘ Freiheit – one of a handful of short films he made while studying at USC Film School. It shows the attempted escape across the Berlin border of a German student whilst the soundtrack talks about freedom. Another of Lucas’ student films was Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he wrote and directed in 1967. The film won first prize for a dramatic film at the National Student [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Robots of Brixton (dir. Kibwe Tavares, 2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Robots of Brixton (dir. Kibwe Tavares, 2011)

    Our fourteenth film in Student Film Month is ‘Robots of Brixton’ dir. Kibwe Tavares (2011). Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline. The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: Girl in Red (dir. Aaron Dunleavy 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Girl in Red (dir. Aaron Dunleavy 2013)

    Number 11 in our Student Film Month is this short narrative film by Aaron Dunleavy a Film Practice student at London College of Communication. ‘A dark tale about an ostracised young school boy with a chronic fear of water who stumbles into the dangerous arms of young love.’ 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 [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:Trunkated (dir. Aparajita R, 2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    Trunkated (dir. Aparajita R, 2011)

    Number 9 in our Student Film Month is this charming short animation from Aparajita R, submitted to us from Canada. Trunkated is a film set in a surreal world of floating elephants and motherships. It follows the story of one such elephant that falls down onto unfamiliar land, and his journey back where he belongs. The film saw some success at the 2011 Lumiere Digitale Animation Film Festival and was a semifinalist at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards also in 2011. Student Film [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:The Golden Bird (dir. Cat Bruce (2011)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    The Golden Bird (dir. Cat Bruce (2011)

    The sixth film to feature in our Student Film Month is this short from independent animator and designer Cat Bruce, produced as her degree film from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2011.  ‘When a boy goes in search of a mysterious golden bird, he soon discovers that, in his world, things are not as they seem. A Brothers Grimm adaptation.’ 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, [...]

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