Filmmakers of Bristol, read on…

From BFMF2008 HQ..
“On the weekend of 14/15th June, the Bristol Filmmakers Festival 2008
comes to the Watershed and the Arnolfini, an event which gathers
together and celebrates the independent film community in the city.

Organised by three local film exhibition and network outfits:
Cineformation, Bluescreen and the Misfit Collective –
BFMF2008 will be screening a variety of the independent film work
created in the city, somewell-funded, some barely funded and some that
come in under a tenner.

The weekend will feature a host of special screenings and provide the
chance for independent filmmakers to meet, swap ideas and knowledge.

More information will be released closer to the event, but we are
currently calling out to independent filmmakers in the city to send
in their films so that we can select the strongest programme to screen.

The criteria is that the films must be submitted on DVD along with the
submission form that can be obtained by emailing –
also the address to direct any questions.
The deadline is Monday 26th May, and films should be sent to:
BFMF2008, C/o The Misfit Rising, 82 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BB.

We are also inviting filmmakers to submit material to the Sweded Classics
section of the Festival. Following on from Michel Gondry’s feature film
Be Kind Rewind, we are looking for ‘sweded’ films, where a classic popular
feature film or extract is refilmed with DIY inspiration and resources
(and at much shorter length). Can you swede the whole of Terminator in 6
minutes? There is a later deadline for Sweded Classics: Saturday 7th June
at the above address.”

Also there will be a BLUESCREEN special at the Festival on Saturday 14th June. As usual
with Bluescreen, you bring your films on the day and they are screened there
and then. At BFMF2008, if you want to drop your film into the Bluescreen
programme, please take them to the Watershed Box Office drop point between
10am and 12 noon on Saturday 14th. They will be screened on a first-come,
first-screened basis.

This month’s bluescreen at the Cube (28/05), is proud to present the premiere of ‘SHAMBALA’.
The 3O minute documentary from The Small Storytellers, which presents a window into British festival culture, that asks what our idea of Paradise might be and what are we trying to escape from? More at
And of course we’ll have the usual pick n mix of film shorts to follow.

Further news updates at:

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