Next Event @ The Cube Cinema, Bristol:
Wednesday May 18th 2016 @ 7.30pm
We are all about YOUR Short Films...
Bluescreen have hosted Open to all Film Screenings of Independent Short Films at The Cube Cinema in Bristol, England since 2001 and 2016 is our 15th Birthday!
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 and Blu-ray..
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.
Films on Blu-ray - Should be Video disk and not Data disk.
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 2016: email@example.com
Also check out our Bluescreen History & Events Upcoming/Events Past Pages too.
Loving Short Films since 2001!