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..
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.
DVDs should be playable in a DVD Player (ie. not a data file) and bring a back up disk if you can.
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 2015/6 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 2018: firstname.lastname@example.org
29/03/18 - Films Screened at Bluescreen 28/03 Last night we Screened… Cube Orchestra Rescore – 10 mins And Action/?/One Love/White Harte – Jon Stanley 18 mins I Put A Spell On You – Naren Wilks 3 mins Larger Than Life – Matt Nesbeth 15 mins Convent Close – David Price 14 mins Suburban and Toothless – Joseph Radnedge 3 mins Jasper’s Garage – Daniel Edwards 6 mins The Donut Made Me Fucking Do It – Ian Williamson 11 mins Could Heaven Ever Be Like This! – Henry Pope/James Hopkins 3 mins Low Payments – Courtney Prokopas 3 mins Killer – James Barlow 4 mins
Another fantastic night of Films! Thanks all for coming down and if you have any links to any of the above Films, please let us know and we will re-post on FB and on our Youtube/Vimeo sites too.
We will be back on May 30th, good filmmaking all!
24/02/18 - Next Bluescreen is 28.03.18 Just over a month away until Bluescreen No 2 of 2018, takes place at the Cube Cinema, Bristol.
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11/01/18 - Films screened at Jan Bluescreen Great night at Bluescreen last night, thank you and for your Films! And here’s what we screened… Cube Orchestra Rescore 10 mins Harfords Testimonies (x 5 Films) – Frances Harford/Dan Gardner 20 mins Raging Cock – Syd Barker-Jukes 6.27 mins Bees in my Brain – James Barlow 2.30 mins Faces of Ashley Vale – Chris Bowles 19 mins Arnal Snow – Julian Misciali 2.45 mins Subverted (Scenes 9,10,46,57,71) – Mark Ashford 11.35 mins Table Vid – Henry Pope 2.00 mins A Fetish made of Crystals and Electricity – Ian Williamson 10 mins If you have any links to any of the above films, please send us a link on Facebook and we will re-post and also add them to our Vimeo/Youtube sites. We screen again March 28th, thanks again and see you all then!
14/12/17 - New Jan Bluescreen Date Hi All The bad news is we wont be doing a Bluescreen on Jan 24th.... BUT the good news is that we are are doing it a whole 2 weeks earlier on Jan 10th instead!
Cube Orchestra rescore – Rock Pools by Martin Urmson & Henry Burnett 15.00mins Cascade – Laura Aish 2.20mins Ghost Storey – Dave Pearse 8.00mins Ghosts & Ghouls – Tom Hall 9.30mins Stewy, Joe Orton & Leicester – Dominic Wade 9.00mins Christmas Number One – Davide Buchanan 11.00mins Bobby & Meryl - Ian Williamson & Tori Carr 10.00mins Kayfabe - James D. Hopkins 5.00mins Factual Rain – Henry Pope 8.00mins Doo Dah Dayo – Charlie Swan Pullin - 3.00mins The Road To Middle England – John OHare & Tom Phipps 4.00mins Julian Misciali – 2 x Films 5.30mins Hideaway By Cloud Boat – David Petch 4.00mins A – Z - Oli Scotton 4.00mins Chaman Taita Juan – Pablo de las Cuevas 10mins Believe – Pablo de las Cuevas 4.00mins
That’s all for a great night! If you have any links to your Films, please post them on our FB Page Its been a great 2017 here at Bluescreen thanks to all of you! We are back Jan 10th, see you then!
13/09/17 - Bluescreen Screened.... Comedy, drama, documentary and the absurd.. just another night at Bluescreen.
On Wednesday the 13th September you showed: Action Camera: Marcus Valentine Redfest 2017: David Newman Steel is Real but Carbon is Quicker: Dominic Wade Finnegan’s Puddle: Sean Bailey Food City: Dan Anderson Majestic: Dan Anderson Romania – Perische Project: Josh Williams
Apologies for only showing one name next to each film as I know some of the films involved many makers. And it was great to see so many people involved in making the films musicians and actors and producers on Wednesday.
So thank you for bringing your films. And thank you to all the Cube volunteers and the Cube Orchestra for making another interesting night of film watching at Bluescreen. We have to say we managed without Steve for one night but it wasn't the same without you. Last Bluescreen of 2017 is Nov 22nd! See you there!
07/09/17 - Sept 13th Poster! Poster by Elena
20/07/17 - Last Nights Bluescreen Here's what we screened last night at bluescreen…..
Cube Orchestra rescored x 2 films 10 minutes Subverted Indiegogo – Mark Ashford 4.36 mins Ghost & Ghouls – Tom Hall 7.45 mins At The Vanishing Point – Stephanie Scheubeck 11.38 mins No Rest For The Fluid – Nathan Hughes 15.22 mins Washed Up (Crowdfunder Trailer) – Nathan Hughes 3.36 mins The Claw (Screened for Jane) – 12 mins Finnegans Puddle (Ep 1) – Sean Bailey 6.47 mins Mr Smoky – Miro Caminade 12 mins Sonar – Isaac Cochrane 4 mins Free To Party – Phil Clarke Hill 4 mins
Another great night of films! Thanks to everyone who brought in their films and to all who came down to support and watch too. We couldn’t do this without you!
If anyone has any links to their films, drop us a link and we will repost on our Facebook/Twitter pages.
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.