THE TRANSIT VAN D’OR AWARDS RETURN THANKS TO FORD

With the recent news that the Ford Motor Company have come to the rescue of the popular and unique ‘Cannes in a van' event, the organisation has just opened up early bird nominations for its Van d'Or awards 2012.
Every year the people behind Cannes in a Van make the journey to the glitzy awards ceremony, with a view to helping independent filmmakers promote and showcase their films: all from the back of a Ford Transit van. The Cannes film festival may be more associated with celebrity and glamorous premieres, but in recent years more and more people have been enjoying the experience of Cannes in a van.
Alongside the Cannes event, a new awards ceremony has taken flight, the Van d'Or awards. The awards are taking place in London, for the second year running now, with winners and newly submitted films up for more awards. The independent films will be gaining a spot at Cannes in the new Ford van, sponsored by the motoring giants.