Call for Entries to The Van d'Or Film Awards 2012 - Powered by Ford
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Posted by Isabella Springs  . January 5, 2016
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Cannes in a Van & The Van d'Or Awards is open to submissions from filmmakers, motion designers and animators across Europe. For full details of how to enter, visit

Cannes in a Van - the four-wheel film festival is pleased to announce the launch of this year's Van d'Or Awards for Independent Film which will take place on 14 September 2012. Submit your film, music video, animation, motion graphics experiment or feature.
To enter go to:

Entries are invited from across Europe to compete for one of 15 categories, including the coveted Van d'Or Award for Best Film and the new Student Film in Transit Award for best 1-3min short based on a brief.
New sponsor Ford came on board this year which Cannes in a Van to reach a wider audience, promising more coverage than ever for the lucky winners.

All-in all, the 2012 Van d’Ors will be an awards like no other. 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.

Submission deadlines
12 July Special rate Screen Social submissions open
16 July Early-bird submissions open (via Withoutabox & The Van d’Or Awards site)
27 July Early-bird submissions deadline
17 Aug General submissions close
31 Aug Extended 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
Shooting People Grass Roots Award
Screen Social award for Best Music-based film
The Student Film in Transit Award

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

Keep up to date with latest developments on:
Twitter - #vandorawards2012
Facebook -

Thanks to Sparetime Films for our great call for entries animation.