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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.