Bluescreen is all about YOUR Short Films...
Bluescreen have hosted Open Film Screenings of Independent Short Films at The Cube Cinema in Bristol, England since 2001.
Screening Short Films made by Bristol based Filmmakers, from the Amateur & Pro Filmmakers alike.
No need to submit a film..... You just need to turn up with your film(s) at one of our events and we will screen them! Simple as that!
Format wise we like DVD. Bring a back up disk. Films can be up to 20 mins in length and can be about anything at all. We-like-an-eclectic- programme!
We have an Orchestra - The Cube Orchestra re-soundtracks a couple of films from the burgeoning Bluescreen Film Archive, at the start of most events now.
We have DJs - Bluescreen Hi-Fi DJ in the bar throughout the evening.
And if time, we also dig into the Archive to re-screen classic films from Bluescreens past.
We have hosted short film screenings at Festivals in the UK, Europe, USA and organised other film related events at The Cube Cinema since 2003.
We were honoured to be invited over to screen films at the R Eject Film Festival, International Film Festival, Rotterdam 2007; we helped organise the Bristol Filmmakers Festival 2008 and hosted a 10 year Bluescreen retrospective at the Encounters International Short Film Festival 2011.
2013 saw us screening films at Supernormal in Oxfordshire and at Nozstock Festival in Herefordshire.
Contact us if you have any queries about screening your films at Bluescreen or if you would like us to screen films at your festival in 2014: email@example.com
Check out Bluescreen History & Events Upcoming/Events Past Pages too.
(Loving Short Films since 2001!)
11/04/14 - May's Bluescreen
Event Page for May's Bluescreen is now up on facebook! Join, Share, Blog it! Thks all. https://www.facebook.com/events/292437874245661/?ref_newsfeed_story_
11/04/14 - Last Night
Great night at the Blitzfood première last night! Congratulations to Shed/Piski Films. A pleasure to host the event and great to see so many people down for it too. Well done all!
We are back with our regular Open Screenings May 21st, an Event Page for it should appear sometime soon.
22/03/14 - Next Event: April 10th
Bluescreen Presents...Blitzfood by Piski Films
Bluescreen will be hosting the premiere of Blitzfood by Piski Films April 10th, as part of our Bluescreen Presents.. series of irregular events, which promote Filmmakers who have screened shorts at Bluescreen and have moved into making feature length films.
Doors at 8pm. DJs and after party after the screening.
Sign up to the Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/226191800902341/?ref_newsfeed_story_
22/03/14 - Films Screened at March's Bluescreen
Films screened 19/03/14 at Bluescreen
Cube Orchestra rescore: Lyrebird Soup (2012) - Naren Wilks - 6 mins
Breakfast - Jo and Pete – 7.50 mins
Gasp - Andrzej Sosnowski & Christian Lapidge – 3.47 mins
The Shadow Remains - Ariel Pintor - 27 mins
Baffin Island Expedition 2010 - Vijay Shah - 19 Mins
Punishment (Directors cut) - Kevin – 10 mins.
In at the deep end - Diana Taylor - 9 mins.
Three documentaries kept our attention on the big screen at the Cube last night they catalogued an art show in a disused swimming pool (In at the Deep end), the thoughts of explorers on how to stop climate change (Baffin island expedition 2010) and moving testimony from adults brought up in a brutal Franco regime in Spain (The Shadow Remains). No less compelling were the rock opera (Breakfast), a comedy (Gasp) and a psychological thriller based on a story by Kafka (Punishment).
Thanks to all who brought films to share - and those who came to watch - for another memorable evening.
12/03/14 - Next Event Coming Soon!
13/02/14 - March's Bluescreen
The next Bluescreen is just over a month away! 19/03/14.
Here's our Facebook Event Page, get sharing folks :) https://www.facebook.com/events/688847227805350/?previousaction=join&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1
03/02/14 - Bluescreen Presents..
Bluescreen will be hosting the premiere of Blitzfood by Piski Films in April, as part of our Bluescreen Presents.. events, promoting Filmmakers who have screened shorts at Bluescreen and have moved into making feature length films. Congrats Piski Films! https://www.facebook.com/events/226191800902341/?ref_newsfeed_story_
24/01/14 - January's Bluescreen
Films Screened @ Bluescreen @ Cube Cinema 22/01/14
Cube Orchestra – 2006 Film rescore - 7mins
Darren Hamilton: Boxing Champion – Bear Productions TV - 15mins
The Life of Brians – Josh Gaunt - 13mins
Half Inch Sky – Ariel - 12mins
Bristol North – Diana Taylor - 3mins
Kumbh Mela – Vijay Shah - 14.30mins
Mariners – Piski Films - 5mins
The Escape – Jessica Neill/Simon Downham-Knight - 7.55mins
HeadCleaner – Simon Downham-Knight - 17mins
And what a fine selection of films there were on screen last night! Every single film engaged, entertained and all were visually amazing. Thanks for bringing them along. More of the same next time please
Unfortunately there were 2 films we couldn’t play due to there being no Films on the Disks..
Punishment (re-edit) - Kevin Cube (10.30 mins)
In The Deep End – Diana Taylor (13 mins)
Bring another copy along next time and we will give it another go.
Last night screenings were brought to you via Blu-ray Player, DVD Player and Laptop! Thanks Dani and Paul for sorting out the early glitches.
The next Bluescreen is March 19th. Can’t wait!
Bluescreen and the Portugal connection..
What Giants!? left Bristol in May 2013 to travel Europe on bicycles, we gave them some Bluescreen films compilations to take with them and they have been in contact to tell us and you that the 2012 compilation was screened in Lagos Portugal at LAC - Laboratório Actividades Criativas.! Big thanks to them and the venue for the screening.
Check http://whatgiants.blogspot.co.uk/ for their further adventures
Next Event Poster!
Next Bluescreen Jan 22nd
Happy New Year from all at Bluescreen!
Our next event is just 2 weeks away! Looking forward to seeing some more of your amazing films ;) And you can join up to our Facebook Event here....Please feel free to share.. https://www.facebook.com/events/579095082164810/?ref=22
30/12/13 - 60sec Films Deadline - Tomorrow!
The deadline for submissions to Bluescreen for The Film That Buys The Cinema is Dec 31st i.e. TOMORROW! So if you have not sent us one, then you have one more day!
Submit as follows...Up to 2k resolution (ideally high def) - via wetransfer or similar to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any technical queries please contact email@example.com.
(31/12/13 - We will be making an announcement in January of which film we have selected to be included in the 70minute Film for The Film That Buys The Cinema Project. We have had a number of entries and it wont be an easy decision to make as, not surprisingly, the quality of the films are of a very high standard.)
28/11/13 - Update: Deadline for FTBTC Extended
Submissions to Bluescreen date now extended until December 31st!
24/11/13 - The Film That Buys the Cinema (FTBTC)
"FTBTC is a 70 minute art feature film comprised of one-minute takes, no edits. Each minute is shot by contributors who have passed through the Cube and who are special to us.."
YOU can contribute to this project and in doing so raise money for the Cube.. by making a 60 second take and sending it to us here. Bluescreen will be picking ONE of the submitted takes and this will be INCLUDED in the 70 min feature.
More on the FTBTC here: http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/ftbtc/ftbtc.pl?action=home
The deadline for submissions to Bluescreen is December 2nd and just to let you know that ALL films submitted will be screened at a Bluescreen in 2014!
Delivery: Up to 2k resolution (ideally high def) - on tape, USB stick and sent to: BLUESCREEN / FTBTC to Cube address: 4 Princess Row, Bristol, UK, BS2 8NQ. OR upload to us via wetransfer or similar to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any technical queries please contact email@example.com.
IMPORTANT. Only submit material that is unique, able to be used for eternity by the Freehold project and has no strings attached.
Good luck to everyone!
21/11/13 - Films Screened 20/11 at Bluescreen
So........Here’s the list of films we screened last night at Bluescreen…
The Cube Orchestra rescored-
I Can’t Go to Work Today I’m Having an Emotional Breakthrough - Thomas Dunn 5.00 (2006)
Then we screened (in roughly this order!)..
Never Seen Burnham – Richard Broomhill 2.40
Quinzhee - Graeme Maguire 2.33
Golem – Diana Taylor 2.00
Street Storm - Richard Broomhill 6.11
Oh Boy - Parallel Madness 3.15
1962 – Diana Taylor 3.17
Best of Me - Graeme Maguire 3.30
Shelter Charity – Santo Veeranki 3.00
Lamb Me – Santo Veeranki 11.00
Punishment – Kevin 10.30
Fear and Delight – Naren Wilks 3.30
And we finished off with an old favourite…
Get Good – Francois 10.30 (2006)
Thanks for all the films and what another great selection of films they were!
And a great turnout for the last Bluescreen of 2013! Thank you.
Thanks also to those who took part in the Piski Films film shoot at the beginning of the night. The Bluescreen audience are now immortalised on film!
We will be posting links on here over the next few days to the films that were screened.
Hope you all enjoyed last night, we did
We will be back January 22nd 2014. Thanks for a great 2013!
13/11/13 - Next Weeks Bluescreen
Don't forget it's Bluescreen next Wed 20th and just to let you know that Piski Films will be shooting a scene for their upcoming feature project, at the start of Bluescreen.
So would be great if we can get a lot of people down for an audience shot.
If you are coming and you don't want to be in the filming, then you can hang out in the Cube bar, filming should take no longer than 15mins. Thanks.
13/11/13 - The Film that Buys the (Cube) Cinema - 60 Second Takes Wanted!
Bluescreen are excited to announce that we have been invited to take part in The Film That Buys the Cinema (FTBTC) and what we need from you is a '60 second Take'! Read on...
"FTBTC is a 70 minute art feature film comprised of one-minute takes, no edits. Each minute is shot by contributors who have passed through the Cube and who are special to us: film makers, musicians, poets, amateurs, wrestlers, radicals, community groups and more.
Each contributor's take is 60 seconds long. Each minute will be sequenced together to morph into a labyrinthine journey of light and sound, capturing not only the here and now but the history and future of our very special and deeply loved independent social cinema space.
From the wilfully obscure to the cult, the pop spectrum to the outer limits, from scientists to skaters The Film That Buys the Cinema will be a series of takes on life's rich pageant, bumper to bumper. An artistic time capsule.
Through associated art objects, credits and then exhibition, this film will help raise the final funds needed to buy the actual building the Cube is housed in and secure the plucky Microplex's future"
And Bluescreens part is...
Bluescreen: Contribute a Take
"...1 x 60 second take is open for sourcing. YOU can contribute by sending a take into Cube's very own Bluescreen, the 'Open Screen Independent Walk-in Film Programme' operating since 2001. Bluescreen will pick one of the submitted takes and this will be included in the 70 min feature.
Delivery: Up to 2k resolution (ideally high def) - on tape, USB stick and sent to BLUESCREEN / FTBTC to Cube address: 4 Princess Row, Bristol, UK, BS2 8NQ, or upload to us via wetransfer or similar: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any technical queries please contact email@example.com.
IMPORTANT. Only submit material that is unique, able to be used for eternity by the Freehold project and has no strings attached."
DEADLINE for submissions is December 2nd.
More on the FTBTC here:http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/ftbtc/ftbtc.pl?action=home
26/10/13 - Next Bluescreen in November
November's Bluescreen is on its way! Event Page has been set up here on Facebook, join us and spread the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/1401698396732362/?context=create#
21/10/13 - Bluescreen News Update
A few things of a Bluescreen nature to tell you about and one Bluescreen thing we would like to tell you about but cant.. just yet.. (we are quite excited though and you will be too! We will tell you soon, promise).
The Bluescreen Docu Project
Work on the project is happening! Interviews are being filmed.. and heres a message from Dominic, one of the people involved with the Project... "If anyone would like to get involved you are very welcome. If you have made a film and shown it at Bluescreen we would be interested in interviewing you about that experience." Contact Dominic here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have to bid a sad farewell to Dave, who for the past 18 months has been a vital part of team Bluescreen and has more than likely projected your film at Bluescreen in that period too! He is moving onto pastures new and we wish him all the very best and thank him especially for easing us into the blu-ray era of Bluescreen and thus less DVD issues at screenings! Thanks Dave :)
The next Bluescreen, is actually the last Bluescreen of the year! Nov 20th. Spread the word! Hope you can make it along. http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary/programme.pl?days=92#7158
05/10/13 - Septembers Bluescreen..
After Bluescreen is over films we showed stay with me…Will the superhero fly out of his 2d animation to protect the projected on cardboard city? Would he have saved the fighting couple from their unlovely marriage? Did he speed up and slow down time in Bristol? could he explain the lyrics of the obscure pop song? Was his inspiration the beautiful painted girl?
Beautiful, diverse set of films experimental, animation, pop video, cityscape. Thank you for bringing them. Thank you for coming along and thanks for joining in a discussion and chatting in the bar afterwards.. This is where you hear all about where the films came from; their origins, the serendipity of living below a musician, where the oil paintings are stored.. Bluescreen is the most interesting night.. Thanks again!
The films we showed were
Moving painting. Eva Freeman (3 minutes)
Bigger the front. Sue Elliott (4 minutes 30 seconds)
I’ll give you stag night!. Wayne Lee (14 minutes)
My bristol lapse. Pablo de las Cuevas (4 minutes 55 seconds)
Parabolic Delusions. Graeme Maguire (4 minutes)
Gron. Jonathan Brock (5 minutes).
Back November 20th, for the last Bluescreen of the year! Don't miss it!
20/09/13 - Bluescreen at Brisfest!
Call for Films! Open Screening at Brisfest on Sunday in Cinema Tent at 8pm. Bring Films! (05/10 Sorry this didnt happen in the end, problems Brisfest end)
28/08/13 - Next Bluescreen 25.09.13
The next Bluescreen is next month! And the event is now up on Facebook. Get sharing! Hope everyones had a busy summer making films :) https://www.facebook.com/events/209453162554325/?context=create
30/07/13 - Films screened at July's Bluescreen 24/07
Cube Orchestra rescore: Gordon Emmanuel - Atem (2009)
Cube Orchestra rescore: Tom Mansfield - Felix Machines (2009)
Diana Taylor - Pets in Space
Regine Babaei - The Upper Road
Richard Broomhall - Scribbled between Photons
Jez Toogood - Gravel Eye
Jez Toogood - Frome Voices
Daniel Landau - Waves
Quizmaster - Sam Haire (2012)
Z-Girl - Pete Thomas (2012)
Thank you to everyone who came to bring their films.
You brought a mix of experimental documentary, documentary, drama, music film and art installation. The films were varied and hugely captivating making for a rich and detailed evening of viewing.
Breaking from our usual format we introduced a discussion section. We chose to do this following some interesting discussions in the bar. We thought it would be good to extend this exchange of questions in private conversations to the whole audience. So after the break some filmmakers came to the front of the auditorium where they answered questions about the concepts behind their films and how they had come to make some of their decisions. Many many thanks to Regine, Jez and Dani for doing this and for everyone in the audience who asked their questions. Through this process I feel I learned so much more about the films and filmmakers and it felt very rewarding. Thanks to the Cube Orchestra for the live rescore – it was exciting and dynamic. And thank you to Tom for DJ-ing in the bar.
The next Bluescreen at The Cube is September 25th. See you there.
23/07/13 - Open Screening at Supernormal
Anyone coming to Supernormal? Wanna bring along a film? Or wanna make a film at Supernormal? Then bring them along to Bluescreens Open Screening at Pentagram Cinema on the 11th August
23/07/13 - Bluescreen Tomorrow!
This Wednesday at The Cube ! #shortfilms https://www.facebook.com/events/563571033681363/?ref=22
23/07/13 - Bluescreen out on the road part 2
Bluescreen at Wrong Directions Cinetent at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival this weekend 26th & 27th July http://www.nozstock.com/cinetent/
05/07/13 - Bluescreen out on the road part 1
Bluescreen will be doing 2 screenings at Supernormal! One Open Screening and one screening from our archive. Come join us!
05/07/13 - Next Screenings at The Cube Cinema
Bluescreen will be screening again at The Cube 24.07.13 Spread the word!! https://www.facebook.com/events/563571033681363/?context=create#
17/05/13 - Films Screened at May's Bluescreen
Wow! Thanks Bristol for another evening of great short films last night! And here’s what we screened...
Cube Orchestra rescore: Earthen – Tom Swindell (2008) - (16mins)
Black Cab To Rehab – Adam Richards & Rowdy - (4mins)
Higher Channels/One Man/Total Immortal – Benji - (4mins)
Return to Sendai – G Slater ( 12mins)
Into The Light – Declan Smith (7.07mins)
Escalation – Catarina Oliveira – (11mins)
Land of Dreams (Transpersonals promo) – Piski Films (6.34mins)
The End – Santo (10mins)
Dog End – Santo (3.30mins)
The End Point of a Circle – D Wade & R Wickings ( 13mins)
Untitled Short Film – Lukas (5mins)
Rainbow – Muscat/Southsection (4mins)
Flight of the Fly – Muscat/Southsection (4mins)
Apologies to Jammy who brought in My Farewell Ride and we couldnt get it to play; bring another copy in on dvd and we will screen it next time.
We are now off to our Bluescreen bunker to compile our yearly Bluescreen DVD compilation, so the next Bluescreen will be with you in July. See you all then and thanks all for coming down, we all enjoyed it, hope you did too :)
09/05/13 - Bluescreen is next week!
Yes Bluescreen is back May 15th at The Cube. Doors will be open from 8pm. Films on screen 8.30 +. The Cube Orchestra is back and we have Bluescreen Hi-Fi DJ Tom warming things up in the bar all night.
A reminder to bring all your films along on DVD (+ a backup disk if possible) and formatted to play in a DVD player. Films can be up to 20mins in length.
We will be putting our annual Bluescreen DVD compilation together after May's event, so if you have a film you would like considered to be included, please do bring it along. Or if you have screened a film in the last year at Bluescreen and didn't leave us a copy, also bring it along on the 15th.
We are currently talking to a couple of Festivals about screening some films at this summer, so watch this space!
Our Facebook Event Page for next week is up here:
And check in at our Official Facebook Page for regular Bluescreen updates. https://www.facebook.com/bluescreenfilms
See you next week!
21/04/13 - Next Event time!
Hello all! We got another Bluescreen coming your way May 15th.
And heres a link to our Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/499612303433332/
Please spread the word!
21/04/13 - Film Archive Lists
Over here for a look at a list of all the films screened at Bluescreen since 2001 http://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php
29/03/13 - Films Screened on the 27th @ Bluescreen
It is not a little humbling and also just so fabulous that Bristol filmmakers can provide over an hour and a half of thought provoking and entertaining films just two months after the last Bluescreen.
Huge thank you to all who came tonight. It was a total treat. You brought us/ we saw five absorbing and interesting documentaries, a beautiful and haunting animation of a folk tale that had a stronger message, a compelling music video and an unsettling and intriguing drama.
Below are the list of films. Filmmakers if you have your film on Vimeo or Youtube please do email us the link for us to be able to post your film on our page in future.
Many many thanks to you all for coming filmmakers and viewers alike – and to the fabulous Cube staff volunteers who made it all happen.
Looking forward to seeing you all on May 15th.
Andrew Williams Probing the west country. 8 minutes. (Documentary)
Dominic Wade. Decks Dance Videotape. 13.5 Minutes. (Documentary)
Piskie Films. Piper of Hameln. 13 minutes. (Animation)
Fabian Martin. A way of life. 17 minutes. (Documentary)
Fabian Martin. War Face. 9 minutes. (Music film).
Vivi Insightful donation. 20.00 (Documentary).
Santo. The End. 9minutes. (Drama).
Molly Gibney. Frog in the Water. 8 minutes. (Documentary).
20/03/13 - Bluescreen is Only 7 Days Away!
Yes! And we can't wait to see what films you have for us!
There are Event links up here..
Cube Cinema - http://www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary/programme.pl#6949
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/436877743066403/
Events in Bristol - http://www.events-in-bristol.co.uk/event-detail/Bluescreen-1166
Bristol Afterdark - http://www.afterdark.co/bristol/event/14008-BLUESCREEN
Please share and spread the word!!!
01/03/13 - Bluescreen March 27th
Bluescreen Event Page for March now up on Facebook! Join up! https://www.facebook.com/events/436877743066403/
21/02/13 - The Bluescreen Film idea!
Right then who wants to make a film about Bluescreen!?
Bluescreen has screened literally thousands of films since 2001 and as we enter into our 12th year, maybe the time is right to make a film documenting the enigma that is Bluescreen!
So we are looking for potential documenters. Anyone out there amongst all you good filmmaking folk, want to make a film about Bluescreen? There is a story to be told...
All that history.. the films, the people, the filmmakers, the djs, the
orchestra, the festivals and the Cube Cinema itself!
I'm afraid the Budget = zero. BUT you will have access to the Bluescreen archives, all the people involved past and present and 'back stage' access to future Bluescreens to document behind the scenes etc. You would have editorial control and the only stipulation we will make is that it is under 20 minutes in length. And of course you be able to screen it at Bluescreen and beyond!
There is no timescale for this project, so if anyone is interested or
wanting to know more, just drop us an email at email@example.com
20/02/13 - Bluescreen in China!
SUPERNORMAL goes East this Sunday at Zajia Lab project space Beijing, China........
‘I want to live there. And make you a workhorse for eternity.’
* Live music performance film screenings (Ugli Films) including:
- Bang the Bore
- Black Octagon
- Sly and the Family Drone
*Live improvised drum performance by Shaun Sepr & Supernormal memoir by Gary Goodman *Reading by Samfrancisco & translated into Chinese by Fang Liu.
*Screening of short documentary film (Little Matey Productions) ‘Love Each Other or Die’
*Artwork by Samfrancisco
*Visuals from Bluescreen
19/01/13 - Films Screened on January 16th
Thanks to everyone who came along to The Cube on Wednesday, particularly on such a cold night! And what fantastic films too!
So here’s what we screened…
The Cube Orchestra rescored The Cardboard Orchestra by Scott Buchanan Barden (2010).
Then we screened..
La Perida del juicio – Maria Manero
Docobanksy – Docobanksy
A Brief Comedy of Polarisation – Adam Bell
Two Detectives – Tom Betts
Exile – Adam Petruczok
Munbefenaat – Piski Films
Notorious War by Wave N400 – Pablo Mestres
Who Goes We? – Lisa Shuh
And from our 2009 Compilation, we screened..
Gordon Emmanuel - Atem
Tom Mansfield - Felix machines
Ben Dowden - Dub FX1 – Flow/Step
Tajinder Dhami - Alpha, Diagnostic, Hospitalised
Hywel George - The life and life of Horace
Andy Sowerby - Tulips
Ben Dowden - Dance Film 3
Dylan Radclyffe - Doug Tabbard, Human Curler
And the film compilation screening in the lounge was from 2005 …
The Ram Inn – Sebastian Nolan/Chris Bradford/James Atkinson
Rusty Road less Travelled – Woody James
Maja – Chris Barnett
A Royal Obsession - Dan Brown
Short Sharp Shock – Dee Kalakoti
Old Street – Jacob Parish
The Battle of Cable Street – Toby Trackman/Yoav Segal
Thanks again for bringing in your films. Looking forward to the next Bluescreen, which is March 27th. See you all again then.
08/01/13 - New Poster for 2013!
05/01/13 - Happy New Year!
2013 is here! And Bluescreen kicks off 2013 on 16th January. Join us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/537200396293015/?context=create