The Cambridge Strawberry Fair Short Film Festival 2008 was part of the Arts Area of Strawberry Fair.
The festival ran on the evening of Friday the 6th of June and from midday until 6pm on Saturday the 7th of June.
On the Friday evening we were in the Big Top Tent on Midsummer Common, Cambridge. The Friday night event was free to enter and we screened great short films from local and not so local filmmakers from 7pm till 11pm.
We introduced a competitive programme on Friday night featuring short film from new local filmmaker. We had an Audience and Jury prizes sponsored by FDMX.
Short Film: Strawberry Fair 2008
Check out this short film about Strawberry Fair 2008 featuring Strawberry Shorts.
Shot and edited by Nicolas B. MacNider, the winner of the 2008 Strawberry Shorts Jury Award.
The film starts with the Strawberry Fair parade. which always marks the opening of the Saturday event.
Stay with the film till 1 minute 50 seconds to check out the Strawberry Shorts mayhem!
La fraise d’Or:
Best Local Filmmaker Awards 2008
The 2008 jury were:
Saint John Walker: FDMX administrator at Anglia Ruskin University at the time of the 2008 film festival.
Clare Leczycki: Cinema Programmer Cambridge Arts Picturehouse at the time of the 2008 film festival.
The panel decided to highlight Pop Promos for a special mention:
Clare Leczycki: Wishing Stone (Her comment: very well shot and well edited…a film maker that shows great promise.)
Sarah Gibson: Make Out, Fall Out
Saint John Walker: Girls (His comment: Cambridge is the home of Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the Sinclair Spectrum and the notorious C5 scooter. The robots in this video are a worthy successor. The video emits fun and a lack of pretension, and is very well paced.”)
Other Films Commended
- Clare Leczycki: Adventures Close to home (Her comment: very slick, well paced and good use of imagery. Mesmerising)
- Sarah Gibson: Laughter is the best medecine
- Saint John Walker: Static (His comment: this started as a valiant attempt to describe a big hollywood subject in an alternative way, and came up with some powerful images. It ran out of steam which is a shame, but is to be applauded for the attempt.”
The Audience Award
- third place was Magnificent Revolution
- second place was Kraesy Kitchen
- first place was Video Game Violence: The Documentary
The Strawberry Fair Film Festival 2008 featured eight programmes of great short films over two days.
The first programme was our competitive best Local Film programme featuring short film from new local filmmaker. We have an Audience and Jury prizes sponsored by FDMX.
Check out the full running order below.