Friday 14th September
The Van d'Or Awards for Independent Film 2012
(Powered by Ford)
6.30pm - 11.30pm
Presented by Barry Norman CBE
Cannes in a Van presents The Van d'Or Independent Film Awards 2012 - celebrating the work of those many talented emerging and established filmmakers, animators and motion designers.
A truly alternative film festival, Cannes in a Van has launched a new partnership with motoring giant Ford for The Van d'Or Awards 2012 in September. The awards night itself promises to be a highlight of the indie film calendar, with a suitably glamorous industry event taking place on 14th September 2012 at London's stunning 1,000 sqm urban pop-up venue Hackney House in the Shoreditch district which is showcasing the area's business and culture during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A European crop of independent shorts, animation, music videos and features will be competing in 15+ categories, and one film will walk away with the coveted Van d'Or for Best Film. The new Student Film in Transit category will also award short films made especially for the festival brief by film students.
The evening will be presided over by none-other than the legend that is Barry Norman CBE!
The 5 top Van d'Or for Best Film nominees will be screened throughout the course of the evening and there'll be a special secret live-guest-performance, vintage ice-cream van, international food, free drinks and a room full of industry players. Plus, the new Cannes Van will be unveiled in true guerrilla fashion.
Tickets for The Van d"or Awards are generally for invited guests, directors, press, cast & crew.
There are also a limited number reserved for general admission available.
Film in Transit
The 2012 Van d’Ors is an awards like no other. The winners and nominees will tour their films 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. The Van may be coming to a town near you!
The Van d'Or Awards offers rewards which total over £10,000, including cash prizes & filmmaking equipment. Please check our Facebook page for updated details. https://www.facebook.com/vandorawards
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 new sponsor Ford, The Van d'Or Awards are able to reach an international audience, championing work from all corners of Europe.
These awards are a celebration of everything that independent film stands for - passion, innovation and the freedom of expression.
Submissions are now closed for 2012.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
The 2012 Van d’Or Award for Best Film (Short)
Best Feature-length Film
Best Motion Design
Best Sound Design
Screen Social award for Best Music-based film
Shooting People Grass Roots Award
The Student Film in Transit Award
Films entered will also be eligible for an Un Certain Regard award (films of note which deserve special recognition).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Cannes in a Van
When & Where
Cannes in a Van
Cannes in a Van is the world's smallest mobile film festival...
We screen & promote independent film from the back of our van, at the Cannes Film Festival... & beyond. Short films, features, festival reels and music videos, nothing is off-limits. Now in our 7th year and established on the underground cinema circuit, you should find us either on La Croisette during the film festival, or on the road taking movies to parts that other festivals can't reach.
Check out our music vs film event Screen Social here: facebook.com/ScreenSocial