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 at one of our events and we will screen them! Simple as that!
From 29/05/19 - New 2 hour Bluescreen! Read on… We’ve been chatting and think we need to put a limit on the number of films we receive in at an event. Reason being, over the last year we have had several nights, where we have had 2 -3 and a half hours’ worth of films in, which on one hand is great but it ends up being a very long night for all and the last few films shown only have the filmmaker and friends left watching. So to make it fairer for all, we are going to trial limiting Bluescreens to 2 hours total screening duration, and also to restrict one film to one filmmaker. This will then allow all films to be screened at a reasonable hour and also give the opportunity to the audience to stay and watch them too. SO WHAT WE ARE BASICALLY SAYING IS, IF YOU GOT A FILM, GET DOWN EARLY!
Formats and formatting: we love DVD & USB and screen mainly from these formats these days......
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. Some highlights.....
We were honoured to be invited over to screen Films at the R Eject Film Festival at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2007.
We were involved in helping to 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!?
20/04/19 - New 2 hour Bluescreen! Read on… We’ve been chatting and think we need to put a limit on the number of films we receive in at an event. Reason being, over the last year we have had several nights, where we have had 2 -3 and a half hours’ worth of films in, which on one hand is great but it ends up being a very long night for all and the last few films shown only have the filmmaker and friends left watching. So to make it fairer for all, we are going to trial limiting Bluescreens to 2 hours total screening duration, and also to restrict one film to one filmmaker. This will then allow all films to be screened at a reasonable hour and also give the opportunity to the audience to stay and watch them too.
SO WHAT WE ARE BASICALLY SAYING IS, IF YOU GOT A FILM, GET DOWN EARLY!
31/03/19 - Films Screened 27/03 @ Bluecreen A busy night at March's Bluescreen… 21 Films screened and over 2 and a half hours of screentime!!
And heres what we watched… Cube Orchestra Rescore 10mins Cassandra – Ed Hipkins 13mins Spring Loaded – Richard Whittaker 13mins Morris By Himself – Ryan Morris 5.15mins Beast – Chris Norman 7mins Love in a Lift – Owen Lewis 7mins Life’s A Bench – Owen Lewis 12mins Idiosyncratic – Jake Graves 3mins Ember – Nick Gaven 3mins Observation – Rebecca Orton 10mins Death By Design – Jason Larkham 20mins The Factory of Youth – Rebecca Orton 7mins Raven’s Gate – Kristian Baxter 7mins Mos /First Acts – Kristian Baxter 3mins Fiver – Ross Tatham 9mins Now Sleep – Richard Edkins 4mins Jingo Balls – Peter Harris 6mins Umbrella – Harriet Aston 4mins Reed Bed – Harriet Aston 1.20mins Jeff – Dan Templeton 4.57mins Bluescreen Im Sorry – Sam P 1.30mins Salesman – Ash 2.40mins
Thanks all for coming down and especially the Filmmakers, we were treated to yet again a very special evening of great films, well done everyone!
Unfortunately, we had to turn a couple of films away, which we really don’t like doing but we were oversubscribed but do come back to the next Bluescreen and we will screen it for sure then.
And anyone with any links to their Films screened last night, please send us the link and we will re-post the films on here and on our Twitter/Vimeo/Youtube sites too.
And lastly, we welcome Dom to the ever expanding Bluescreen team, who finished off introing the films last night.
3/03/19 Next Bluescreen 27/03 Hi All Just a quick reminder that its not long now until our next Bluescreen screenings, in fact 2 weeks today! Here's the links to our Cube Cinema programme Page and Facebook event Pages, and all you need to know about the event. Please view and share with like minded filmmakers/film viewers! Cube Cinema Page: https://cubecinema.com/id/10269/ Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/330221634269795/ See you on the 27th! Thanks Steve, Tess, Ben, Dom Bluescreen
10/02/19 - Epigram review of Nov 2018's Bluescreen Bluescreen had a visit from Bristol Universities Independent Student Newspaper, Epigram at last Novembers Bluescreen and here's what they discovered about Bluescreen... epigram.org.uk/2019/02/09/bluescreen-short-film-bristol/ Big thanks to James @ Epigram for the kind words.
31/01/19 - Films screened at Bluescreen last night Another great night at Bluescreen last eve! And heres what we screened… Cube Orchestra Rescores 15 mins The Thing What Came From Outerspace – Oscar Harding 12 mins Pushing Buttons - Sam Pilbeam 10 mins Water – Ellen Purse 4 mins Space Water – Tara Cooke 5 mins Progression - Kris Griffin 4 mins Cave – R Mills 17 mins NFA, No Fixed Abode – Joel Chima 16 mins Man Looking at a Puddle – Lucia Sellars 5 mins Still – Josh Dunsford & Jordan White 6 mins
Thanks all for coming and yet again, thanks for bringing in a great selection of films. If you have any links to your films, let us know and we will re-post them for our Page. Bluescreen is back March 27th, see you all then! Link to next event: https://cubecinema.com/id/10269/
19/11/18 - Films Screened 28/11 at Bluescreen At a very busy and sold out (!) Bluescreen last night, we screened these Films…
Cube Orchestra Rescores/Intro – 15.00 minutes Then.. Masha & Dasha: 2 Hearts in One – Diana Taylor 15.00min Not a Tall Tale – Agatha Jackson 3.54mins Count to Three – Merlin Goldman 5.00mins Comedy Club – Jacob Hughes 7.00mins Rainbow Valley: The Quest for a TV – Miro Caminade 17.00mins Overload – John-Paul Gibb 19.53mins Purple Man – Sofia De La Torre 3.00mins A Fiery Tradition – Burnham Arlidge 4.00mins Ghost In Films – George Leith 5.00mins To Be Like - Luz Gallardo Franco 3.32mins Eviction – Oswaldo D Gutierrez 6.33mins Kids (x 4) – Matt Brierley 5.00mins Blessed Be the Fruit – Emily Dunlop 4.30mins Saudade – Simone Casimiro 7.00mins Redfest 2018 – David Nowan 3.00mins
Firstly, thanks to everyone for sticking with it last night, it was a long night and we had a lot of films to squeeze in and a busy Cinema. Thanks to all the Filmmakers for bringing their Films along last night, over 2 hours of Films brought in!! And thanks to everyone else who came to view, support the Filmmakers. And of course the ever wonderful Cube Staff too.
What a bunch of amazing films, well done everyone involved in making them.
Apologies to Sam Pilbeam for not screening his film Pushing Buttons, but we tried every which way to get it on screen but unfortunately we couldn’t in the end. Sam, bring another copy to Januarys Bluescreen and we will put it on first up.
One thing to note: We have had a few problems screening Films that have really big file sizes, we can do it, but just takes longer to setup. So the smaller the file size, the easier it is for us to screen your films.
And we can now reveal the screening dates for 2019 Bluescreens.... Jan 30th March 27th May 29th July 17th Sept 25th Nov 27th
See you on the 28th! Bluescreen x
04/10/18 - Bluescreen Screenings last week... Hi All A busy week in Bluescreen land last week..... :)
On 26.09.18 we screened these Films at Bluescreen @ The Cube Cinema.. Cube Orchestra rescore 15 mins The Gravedigger – Jamie Thomas 17.30 mins Still Waters – Kim Head 3.20 mins
And from our Bluescreen compilation from… 2003-2005 Bluescreen Presents: BS DVD 2.0 (55mins Total running time) Attack of the Giant Killer Robot – Jim & Alex (5.05) Jamm TV – Chris B (7.46) Libido – James Pounce (1.33) Artificial Intuition – Matt Freeth (1.04) Again and Again – Oscar Stringer (5.37) Hob Blob – Simon Adcock (4.19) Microfilm – Chris B (1.06) Pinhole - David Richardson/Alex Holmes (2.34) Adverts (Macs/Toon Army/6 for 5 Cans/Toys R us) – Punch Drunk (5.47) The Man who woke up – Angus Barr (1.27) Dewi’s Hat Trick - Matthew Walters (1.12) Saving Grace - Alasdair Ogilvie (1.30) VJ Blue Rinse – Rob Creet (5.30) Tales for the Rest of us – Carmel Doohan (5.14) Ou etais-tu? /Il faut y revenir – Francois Marry (2.47) Charley Harrys Wondrous Nothing – Esther May Campbell (5.07)
A quieter than normal Bluescreen, but none the less full of great films! A couple of Films brought in on the night, the Cube Orchestra on form rescoring a Film screened at a previous Bluescreen and we also had chance to screen our first ever Bluescreen compilation from 2003-2005! So as ever, thanks to the Filmmakers who brought in the Films and for everyone who made it down and to the Cube staff as well.
Then on 29.09.18 we screened these Films @ Encounters Short Film Festival @ the Watershed - a tiny proportion of the 1000s of films brought into Bluescreen over the last 17 years... 1 BLUESCREEN The DOCUMENTERY Dominic Wade 00:15:43 2016 2 Gentlemen Graeme Maguire 00:02:35 2014 3 Ordered Numbers David Hopkinson 00:03:11 2015 4 Me and Reg Lee Matthews 00:08:14 2012 5 Wheres My Spleen James Pendlington 00:01:00 2004 6 1000 Voices Tim Travers Hawkins 00:08:40 2016 7 Collide-O-Scope Naren Wilks 00:03:08 2010 8 Felix Machines (Part Deux) Tom Mansfield 00:02:45 2009 9 The Cube Danae & Sigi 00:04:44 2011 10 El Griffini: Portrait of the Genius Kristen Griffin 00:02:38 2010 11 Dewis' Hat trick Matthew Walters 00:01:12 2003 12 Asbo Shepherd Woody Morris 00:05:35 2016 13 Scars & Bars - Ruckus Collective Mark Ashford 00:04:30 2017 14 Picking Sides Beatriz Pinto & Dotty Kultys 00:01:30 2017 15 Mr Smokey Miro Caminade 00:10:12 2017 16 Off Track Victoria Bromley 00:01:30 2017 17 Land of Dreams - The Transpersonals Piski Films 00:06:34 2013
Thanks to everyone who came down, especially the Film makers, without whom there would be no Bluescreen. Great feedback on the Films and about Bluescreen in general. So well done everyone! And thanks to Encounters for inviting to be part of their Festival.
22/09/18 - Stop Press! Bluescreen @ Encounters Film Festival Sept 29th @ 16.30! Hi All We've got not one, but 2 Bluescreen related events coming up next week! We have our usual bi-monthly Opening Screening event at the Cube Cinema on Wednesday 26th. Doors at 7.30....
And the other... is something we have been working on with the Encounters Film Festival. We have programmed an event happening at the Watershed, next Saturday 29th at 16.30, as part of the Festival: Bluescreen Presents: 17 Years of Open Access Film Screenings.
We will be doing a brief intro and then screening a bunch of Films we've selected from past Bluescreens, celebrating the last 17 years of Bluescreen.
Hope you can make it, as you are all part of Bluescreen too!
18/07/18 - Films Screened at Bluescreen Endoscope – David Hopkinson/Cube Orchestra Rescore 10mins (?) to Co-exist – Divas 1.50mins Reflection Omnibus – Maria Teresa 3.00mins Enough Cotton – Polly Barton 8.00mins Stem Of Sadness – Polly Barton 3.30mins Jurassic Priest – Sam Buchanon 1.30mins Invisible – Arthur Cauty 8.00mins Caswell The Cat – Matthew Whistance 10.00mins How to spill the Bagov (?) - Vivian Barcon 2.59mins Have a Good Time – James Barlow 4.00mins Burning Money – David Hopkinson 5.00mins
Another fine selection of Short Films screened! Thanks all for coming and bringing in your Films!
Apols if we misspelled some of the above, but couldnt read some of your handwriting! Let us know and we can amend.
If you have any links to your Films online, please send us a link, and we can repost.
We will be back Sept 26th. See you then.
And we will also have some exciting news soon about what we are doing at Encounters Short Film Festival, watch this spacel!
30/05/18 - Films screened 30/05/18 At Bluescreen @ The Cube Cinema..
Cube Orchestra Rescore. Then..
Milano – Maria Teresa 3.46 minutes Man Of Sorrows – Kristian 3 mins Living The Dream – John O’Hare 5 mins Sofia – Dinis/Justina 1 min Mr Max – Miguel Fonseca 5 mins Return Of The Kite – Dylan Evans 9 mins Corn – James Barlow 4 mins Underlies – Charlotte Nind 6 mins Amelia Love – Jacob Bacon 4 mins Full Spectrum Dominance – Richard Edkins 2 mins Black Shirts – Richard Edkins 2 mins Call Me Back – Hercules Efthymiades 2 mins Smoking Kills – Hercules Efthymiades 3 mins A Tribute to the Dull Corners of Bath – Hercules Efthymiades 5 mins Oceanik – Lucia Sellars 6 mins
And we finished off the evening with a few films from the Bluescreen archive from 2007.
Thanks all for bringing in the films and to everyone who came down last night, and special thanks to Dom, for stepping in to host Bluescreen last night!
Normalish service will be resumed July 18th July.
If you have any links to your Films online please let us know and we can re-post them and add them to our Vimeo and Youtube sites.
Thanks again for coming and we will be back July 18th!
04/05/18 - Bluescreen 30/05/18 is coming! We have another Bluescreen coming to you this month and its happening on Wed 30th..
Please feel free to share on your social networks!
Poster By Elena
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.
And heres some related info things to view and share with your friends and other interested parties >>>
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.