Bluescreen have hosted Open to all 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!
Note: If we have a lot of films in, we may only have time to screen one film per filmmaker, but feel free to bring in more than one film to screen.
A couple of pointers re Formats and formatting: we love DVD & USB..
DVDs should be playable in a DVD Player (ie. not a data file) and bring a back up disk if you can.
Films on USB (PC or Mac) - Digital Film Files should be clearly marked with your name, film title and our name - BLUESCREEN, so it can be quickly found by our projectionist.
Please do not bring Hard Drives, as they tend to cause problems when downloading films.
To get the best screening experience at Bluescreen, we suggest your film should be formatted in H264 (.mp4) video compression, with AAC compression for audio. And limit the data rate to 15,000 kbits/sec and films should be no larger than 2.5 GB per file.
https://handbrake.fr/ is a great free program than can help you with this.
Films can be up to 20 mins in length and can be about anything at all. We do 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.
Since 2003 we have hosted short film screenings at Festivals in the UK, Europe, USA and have organised other film related events at The Cube Cinema as well. We were honoured to be invited over to screen films at the R Eject Film Festival at the 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. 2014 saw us screening films at Supernormal in Oxfordshire and at Moviement at Hamilton House, Bristol and there were some Bluescreen films screened at LAC - Laboratório Actividades Criativas, Lagos, Portugal, courtesy of our friends What Giants!? 2015 we provided a couple of Compilation DVDs to the Groovy Movie Picture House folks who screen films at lots of festivals and again to What Giants!? who are now holed up in Germany.
Please contact us if you have any queries about screening your films at Bluescreen or if you would like us to come and screen some films at your Festival in 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are still posting Films screened at May's Bluescreen on our Twitter and Facebook Pages.. Tune in!
25/05/17 - Bluescreen Thanks! What we screened last night 24/05… Cube Orchestra rescore 10 minutes The Sea – Martin Urmson 10 mins Platypussy – Keef Chemistry 5.30 mins TDGAF – Mark Ashford 3.40 mins Waiting For The Jay – Helena Baumgaermer 7 mins Yew Trees – Alice Buckee 9 mins Winston’s Wishing Bumhole – Ted Rayner 0.30 mins Bluebeards Doors – Robert Mills 17 mins 114 Missing File – Jack & Tilly 3 mins King & Dai trailer – Ben E 2.16 mins Transcendental Astronaut – Dan Moxham 12.26 mins Santiago DC Chile – Carla Vega 5 mins Hank – Miro Caminade 12.04 mins The Twisted Death Of A Lonely Madman – Will Terran 20 mins Love & Coffee – Howard Gardiner 3.34 mins Bewitched – Kristian Ward 11 mins
Apologies to Denis Skachidub, who brought in Theory of Carnival. We went to play your film but realised you took it back and left before we had copied the file over.
Another busy Bluescreen! 16 wonderful Films screened and over 2 hours of screentime! Thank you for the Films and for coming down.
We will be doing this all over again on July 19th, see you then! But before that...
15/03/17 - Bluescreen Thanks & Films screened Wow what a night! 22 Films screened! A rammed to the rafters Bluescreen! And thanks to those stayed with us to the very end. Oh and what a bunch of great films we screened too...thank you... speaking of which...
Films screened at Bluescreen 15.03.17 Cube Orchestra rescores.. 10 minutes+ Meanwhile – Keef Chemistry 5.36 mins Pulse – Rebecca D’Andrea 8 mins A Slice of Egg Pie Lane – Steve Astronaut 9 mins Painting with Light – Simon Kitson & Chris Dickson 17 mins MET – James Pepper 4 mins Subverted 1 – Mark Ashford 3.30 mins Subverted 2 – Mark Ashford 2.45 mins Penrose Stairs – Loki Cao 17 mins King & Dai – Ben E 2.16 mins Off Track – Victoria Bromley 2 mins Season of Change (Stone Foundation ft. Bettye LaVette ) – Richard Edkins 4 mins Puppet – Thomas Yang 14 mins Los Campesinos! // 5 Flucloxacillin – James Hankins 4 mins The Ring – Miguel Fonseca 5 mins The Hunchback & The Swan – Dotty Kultys 9.35 mins Picking Sides – Beatriz Pinto & Dotty Kultys 1.30 mins Tunnel – Shuang Chen & Hazy Gao 5 mins Friday Night, Saturday Morning – David Newman 12 mins The State of Greenock – David Newman 10 mins Tiny Hands – Alice Adlide 2 mins
Thanks for coming and bringing your films! We're off for a lie down! Any links to your films, shoot us a message on Facebook or email us.
Our next Bluescreen is May 24th. See you then!
05/03/17 - Poster for March 15th!
21/01/17 - Films Screened 18/01 Great night! Fantastic Films! Thanks for coming!
And here’s what we screened…
Cube Orchestra Rescores - (11.89 Minutes) Apologies Accepted – Zac Ioannidis (2015) Reign – Jason Baker (2015) The Machine – Laura Aish (2015)
Then.. Development/Photographer/Just Like A Song/Tinnitus – Martin Urmson (8.71 mins) Video Dub Plate #4 Trailer – Alexander Cohen (2 mins) Gage – Keith Wilhelm Kopp (15.38 mins) Formation–Drugs – Ben Williams Butt (4 mins) Robin At Castres Market – Dom (3 mins) E-Coli Levan Polka – Naren Wilks (3.16 mins) London Town – Adam Bell (1 min) The Lion – Sam Buchanan (8 mins) Everything We Do Is Noted – Keef Chemistry (10 mins) Finnegans Puddle – Sean Bailey (4 mins) The Game – Loki Cao (5 mins) Never Worn – Dave Shuttleworth (9 mins) Scars & Bars (Ruckus Collective) – Mark Ashford (4.30 mins) New Housemate – Jake Ryan (6.30 mins) Drones – Diana Taylor (10 mins)
As ever if you have any links to your films let us know and we will add them to our Youtube & Vimeo sites.
Films Screened 16.11.16 at Bluescreen Rescore - Cube Orchestra 15 mins Wimpy - Diana Taylor 3 mins Elizabeth - Jess Cox 12 mins Below The Neck – Sam Wiggins 7 mins New Art – Thomas Yang 6 mins Lemonade – Thomas Yang 5 mins Finding – Loki Cao 5 mins Game Trail – Ewan Wilson 6.30 mins Unbearable Lightness Of Being – Adam Polhodzik 2 mins Where The Wild Things Are – Keef Chemistry 6 mins No Seville Oranges – Solomon Kelly 18 mins Bearpit/Fearpit – Victoria Williams 11 mins A Beautiful View – Jack Li 4 mins
Not Screened Xi Sheng – Yawen Kang/Cindy 10 mins Problem with film, we tried every which way to screen it but sadly just wouldn’t play. She said she will bring another copy back to January’s Bluescreen.
A great way to end a great (15th) year for Bluescreen, with a busy night of great films! Thanks everyone for coming and to filmmakers for bringing in your films. Bluescreen is what you bring in to screen :)
18/09/16 - Films Screened 14/09 Here's what was screened at Bluescreen on 14/09/16 Strange - James Hankins 8 minutes Snail Party - Richard Edkins 3.5 mins The Stack - Wayne Lee 20 mins) Stokes Croft 2010 - Katy Bauer 3.33 mins Ballet - Katy Bauer 1.30 mins Worlds of Sounds - Soloman Kelly 7.10 mins Enough to Get By - Kieran O'Donovan 8.5 mins An Adaptation of West Side Story - Jasmine Rider 10 mins William - Ted Rayner 0.30 mins Up Kinder Scout - Ted Rayner 2.30 mins Sleeping - Miguel Fonseca 3 mins The Ring - Beatriz Pinto 5 mins I Like Grave - Jamie Mcloughlin 2 mins
As ever, thanks for coming and screening your Films!
Links to the Films to follow on Facebook this week...
And our next Bluescreen and the last of 2016, is November 16th, see you then!
14/09/16 - Bluescreen Tonight!
27/08/16 - Next Bluescreen - Sept 14th Here's a coupla links to Sept 14th event:
21/07/16 - Films at Bluescreen last night Wow what a great night that was!
So many great films...Thanks to everyone who came down and thanks for bringing your films along :)
No Cube Orchestra last night but we had 15 Film in totaling 1 hour and 43 minutes worth of films on screen and here's what we screened...
Whispers - Sam Haire 1.30 minutes Dog Not Man – Ben Thomas & Robyn Hobbs 6.00mins In The Age Of Apathy – Ben Thomas & Robyn Hobbs 4.00mins Barcelona Hyperlapse – Ian Skriczka 5.00mins Cityscape – Diana Taylor 3.45mins Mr Wellbys Cross – David Price 8.00mins Kabul Sunset – Graham Egar 16.00mins Don’t Call Me Baby – Dane Rayment 8.00mins Paranoia – Glen Pearson 15.00mins West Side – Jasmine Rider 12.00mins Den Sniffe – Matthew Nesbith 1.30mins Broken – Nick Stiddard 15.00mins Pinch-Get Up – Tom Mansfield 4.04mins Radeks Chocolate – Tom Mansfield 2.24mins Simple Print Studio – Tom Mansfield 1.12mins
19/05/16 - Films at Bluescreen 18/05 Bit of a quiet Bluescreen last night... but it did give us the excuse to put on one of our sought after DVD compilations! which we almost never have time to do anymore. But big thanks to all who came along last night and we will be back on July 20th.
So here’s what we screened… Found Footage – Cube Orchestra 15 minutes Ex Demiurgus – Oliver Paglia 10.26 mins Man of Phenomenal Normality – Bradley Ayres 5 mins False Wake – Finn Waterman 5 mins
And 2011 Compilation… Burly - Rob Turner 0.28 mins Lyrebird Soup - Naren Wilks 3.33 mins Bristol 24 Hour Time Lapse/ Beside Myself – Microfilm 7.03 mins Deconstruction - David Lander 2.56 mins Portrait of a Frenchman - Sam Haire 5.14 mins Test - Claire Alberie 4.28 mins Drained - Sarah Jayne Learmonth 2.15 mins Optimum – Southsection 4.11 mins Recycled Teenagers - Zibi Ambroziak 9.58 mins The Cube - Danae & Sigi 4.44 mins El Griffini: Portrait of the Genius - Kristen Griffin 2.38 mins Ruby (The Wurzels) - James Reed 3.34 mins
14/05/16 - Bluescreen This Week!
30/04/16- Bluescreen:The Documentary! Yes, someones made a documentary about us! Thanks to Dominic Wade for all his work in getting this made and to all who were interviewed or helped out in any way.
Here it is...
30/04/16 - Bluescreen Thanks! Huge thanks from Bluecreen aka Steve/Tess/Ben to everyone who came out and celebrated 15 years of Bluescreen on Wednesday! For those of you who couldnt make it, here's a picture of our Birthday Cake, which tasted as good as it looked! Special thanks to Dominic for the documentary about Bluescreen, I think it caught the essence of Bluescreen :) Also thanks to the Cube Orchestra and Bluescreen Hi-Fi DJs and all the folks at the Cube and lastly and firstly all the Filmmakers who have screened at Bluescreen, without whom... Here's to the next 15 years!
27/04/16 - 15th Birthday Films Screened! Last night you came and you saw.... (Films/Directors/Orig Date Screened)... Art Films - Cube Orchestra 26-Apr-16 Bluescreen Docu - Dominic Wade 26-Apr-16 We're Going To The Moon, Then Coming Back Again - Keef Chemistry /Cube Orchestra 26-Apr-16 A Trip In The City - Steve Parsons 26-Apr-01 The Battle Of Cable Street - Toby Trackman/Yoav Segal 30-Mar-05 Bad Dad - Tasha Hollywood 23-Apr-03 Jamm TV - Chris Barnett 18-May-04 Wheres My Spleen - James Pendlington 15-Sep-04 Land of Dreams (Transpersonals promo) - Piski Films 15-May-13 Charley Harry's Wondrous Nothing - Esther May Campbell 17-Mar-04 Mandogs - Oliver Purches 28-Nov-07 DIG DEEP - Muscat/Southsection 13-Jul-05 Me and Reg - Lee Matthews 25-Jan-12 Dewis' Hat trick - Matthew Walters 2003 No Sunday of Rest for the Wicked - Philip Head 25-Mar-09 Collide-O-Scope - Naren Wilks 27-Jan-10 Doug Tabbard: Human Curler - Dylan Radclyffe 30-Apr-08 1000 Voices - Tim Travers Hawkins 20-Jan-16 I dont want to fall in love.. - Kid Carpet/Wrongboy 02-Jun-08 Ordered Numbers - Mr Hopkinson 20-May-15 Felixs Machine - Tom Mansfield 25-Mar-09 The Cube - Danae & Sigi 30-Mar-11 Gentlemen - Graeme Maguire 10-Sep-14 Asbo Shepherd - Woody Morris 23-Mar-16
Once again we thank you for all the films from the last 15 years! We will be posting up some of these films over the next week for you to enjoy again on Facebook.
Bluescreen is back May 18th!
10/04/16 - 15th Birthday Party Tickets! Roll Up Roll Up! Just a few weeks until we celebrate 15 years!
24/03/16 - Films Screened at Bluescreen 23/03 And here’s what we screened last night at Bluescreen: Starlings - The Cube Orchestra 9 minutes Heaven: A Documentary – Bertie H Smith 4.30 mins This Is My – Callum Rothwell 5 mins Outlawed Vineyards – Joaquin Fernand 19.59 mins Steel Is Real But Carbon Is Quicker – Dominic Wade 1 mins Praze & Beeble (Part 1) – Phil Whitmore 11 mins Praze & Beeble (Part 2) – Phil Whitmore 12 mins But The Paint Comes Through – Niyaz Saghari 19.58 mins In Deaths Valley – Diana Taylor 2.04 mins Cube Orchestra Trailers – Keef Chemistry 1.30 mins Asbo Shepherd – Woody Morris 5.35 mins
Over 90 minutes’ worth of films brought in last night! Well done all and thanks for the films! And thanks to all who attended, supported and the Cube Volunteers who make Bluescreen happen every time. Our next open screening is May 18th, but before then…
April 26th… Happy Birthday to us… Bluescreen will be 15! And we are throwing a party! Expect Films from the last 15 years, the premiere of a documentary about Bluescreen, something special from the Cube Orchestra, Bluescreen Hi-Fi Djs old and new, and… Cake! Tickets available now online via Cube website, so hope to see you all then :) http://www.cubecinema.com/programme/event/bluescreen-is-15,8552/
23/02/16 - Bluescreens 15th Birthday! April 26th - On exactly this day 15 years ago Bluescreen was born! To celebrate this happy event we’ve put together a programme of films that represent the many wonderful creations we have received and screened at Bluescreen over the years. Plus the world premiere of The Bluecreen documentary. Expect some friends from Bluescreens past. And Cake! The Cube Orchestra will kick off the event with a special rescore and Bluescreen Hi-Fi spinning tunes in the bar all evening. And in a first for Bluescreen.... Tickets will be on sale prior to the Event! Look out for the Ticket link... coming soon
10/02/16 - Upcoming Events Our next event will be with you on March 23rd and then...
On April 26th we will be hosting Bluescreens 15th Birthday Party! Celebrating 15 years of screening short films.. more details to follow soon!
22/01/16 - Films Screened 20/01/16 at Bluescreen: Cube Orchestra Rescore - The Soft Side Of Heavy – Yuyu Zhang/Ben Williams-Butt 7 mins Dirigo Film Festival trailor – Dirigo Film Festival 1.30 mins Screen Test – Becki Couch 4 mins Untitled – Laura Aish/Angela Piccini 11.10 mins Helsinki – Lizzy Holbrook 3.25 mins Cranes, Trains & Heritage – Dane Rayment 8 mins Nightmare – Graham Egarr 8 mins 1000 Voices – Tim Travers Hawkins 8 mins Bastogne – Mark Ashford 3.30 mins One Night Only - Issa Pevuigvino 15.30 mins Time Out – Dominic Wade 3.50 mins The Long Way Home – Isaac Cochrane 15.00 mins Countdown Fractal – Pablo Cuevas 5 mins Wild & Almost Extinct – Pablo Cuevas 4 mins Sir Pip and Carp Khan – Ted Raynor 45 secs
15 Films, nearly 100 minutes of screentime!
Thanks everyone for your films last night, it was a great way to start off 2016 and also our 15th Birthday year!
If you have any links to your films please let us know and we will post them on our Facebook/Twitter pages.