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For the last 6 years 'the four-wheel film festival', Cannes in a Van has been promoting independent films, animations, music videos and motion design through screenings at the heart of The Cannes Film Festival, straight from the back of a Ford Transit van. 

In 2012 The Van d'Or Awards took place at the Hackney House in East London with legendary film critic and all-round institution Barry Norman hosting the night, celebrating the work of talented emerging and established filmmakers from around Europe. The big winners on the night were the team behind Best Drama and overall Best Film ’82′, director Calum Macdiarmid and producers Jessica Turner and Alexei Slater. 

This year, 'Cannes in a Van: Film in Transit' continues to support and promote independent projects through special screenings, tours and regular monthly events both in the UK and Europe. With the help and resources of auto giants Ford, The Van d'Or Awards have been able to reach an international audience, championing work from all creative corners of Europe.

These awards are a celebration of everything that independent film stands for - passion, innovation and freedom of expression.


 


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The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards 2013 (Powered by Ford)

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Festival presentation: 

After the success of our inaugural Van d’Or Awards for Independent Film in 2011, we went one better in 2012 with a bigger, shinier ceremony, hosted by none other than film critic legend Barry Norman, all thanks to our brilliant sponsors, Ford.

In 2011 we celebrated some of the films which Cannes in a Van screened during the festival, plus those which had a special place in our hearts were honoured with an Un Certain Regard award. The overall winner of the Van d’Or for Best Film, Fixing Luka (dir. Jessica Ashman) went on to win a BAFTA Scotland Award in November 2011.

2012 was a little different, with new categories added into the mix, we awarded a pan-European crop of independent films and introduced a special Student Film in Transit category too – specifically for film students with some serious prizes to be won, courtesy of Ford. The judging panel consisted of key players in the industry, distributors, promoters, actors, directors, producers and a few surprises.

The 2013 Van d’Ors is set to raise the bar even more, with the quality of entries looking to be the best yet.
The winners and nominees will tour with Cannes in a Van: Film in Transit in the coming year, giving those entries some much deserved promotion and coverage via organised screenings, festivals and other events to-be-confirmed.

You can keep up-to-date with developments via our Facebook and Twitter page @cannesinavan

Festival Nickname: 
The Van d'Ors
Edition: 
3
Theme: 
European Films
Category/Format: 
Digital / DVD
Festival Info
Price info: 
TBC
Opening hours: 
TBC
Last attendance: 
350
Number of journalists: 
10
Next Festival Dates: 
09/16/2013
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
Short Regular £15/€20 / Features are £20/€25)
Film call for entry start day: 
06/14/2014
Film call for entry deadline: 
08/09/2013
Festival Ecommerce
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Andy Greenhouse
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Ross Henbest
Festival Programmer Email: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Ross Henbest
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Name: 
Ross Henbest
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR EUROPEAN ENTRIES! 

We’ve kept it simple…

There are 3 categories for entries:

 
SHORT
All short film genres except music-based should be submitted in this category (ie. short fiction, animation, short documentary, motion design). Films should be under 20 mins in length.
MUSIC-BASED
Music promos & innovative / experimental work under 10 mins from new and established filmmakers. Entries must include a soundtrack which is at least 80% music-based and is the main audio focus of the work.
FEATURE
While Cannes in a Van generally concentrates on short film genres, The Van d’Or Awards introduces a new category recognising those milestones in independent film – The Feature. Films entered in this category must be between 30 – 120 minutes in length and can be any genre (ie. documentary, fiction, horror etc).

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

22 April Early-bird submissions open
(via Withoutabox & The Van d’Or Awards site)
12 June Early-bird submissions deadline
9 Aug Final submissions deadline

 

The awards categories are as follows:
The Van d’Or Award for Best Film (Short)
Best Feature-length Film
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Comedy
Best Screenplay
Best Sound Design
Best Animation
Best Motion Design
Best Documentary
Grass Roots Award
Screen Social award for Best Music-based film

Films of note which the judges feel deserve special mention will be awarded  an Un Certain Regard prize.

Festival Organization
Name: 
Cannes in a Van
Address: 
Premier Floor
fest adr2: 
4 Ravey Street
City: 
London
Zip code: 
EC2A4QP
Country: 
United Kingdom

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