DUNTON, England - Cannes in a Van, the four-wheeled film festival featuring Transit Custom, visited Dunton Technical Centre to give free viewings of award-winning short films.
More than 100 employees watched a selection of independent movies, screened on a 55-inch plasma screen mounted in the back of the vehicle.
Andy Greenhouse, co-founder of Cannes in a Van, said: “The employees here at Dunton seem really interested in what we do, and it was good to talk to the many film lovers and even film makers that work here.”
Tony Lowe, programme engineer, Small Diesel Engines, commented: “I think it's a novel use of the vehicle - something that would get the brand well known.”
Paul Wraith, design manager, Ford of Europe Design, added: “The Cannes in a van concept is excellent. I love it!”
Cannes in a Van is the brainchild of two UK film buffs who decided to showcase independent films at the Cannes Film Festival – from the back of a Ford Transit van.
The first trip took place in May 2007, and the journey has become an annual pilgrimage ever since.
In 2011 the group organised the first of the legendary Van d’Or Independent Film Awards. Now the 2013 competition has gone line and entries are invited from across Europe.
The winning films will be announced at a ceremony in London in September and then screened at locations throughout Europe this year.