The Peoples Experimental Film Festival

The Peoples Experimental Film FestivalWe are a group of people with a passion for Short Films. Based in Cambridge we have been showing both local and international short films at our Strawberry Shorts Film Festival and at a host of other local venues since 2001.

Short films, because of their time and budget restraints, are often honed to the essence of film making, pared down to produce exquisite jewels of the craft, cut and polished until a couple of minutes of no budget short can outshine the latest 3D Hollywood blockbuster.

Every year we receive hundreds of film submissions of every genera. Dramas, animation documentaries experimental, Si Fi and horror which we screen at many venues in and around Cambridge.

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OMG: An Evening of Short Film

OMG: An Evening of Short FilmCambridge Cinema Shorts in conjunction with Strawberry Fair and the Arts Picture House are delighted to present an evening of short films. This is a Strawberry Fair benefit event but entry is free and the only call on pockets, should the mood take you, will be for the café bar and a voluntary contribution when the hat is passed around during the evening. We have a superb selection of films to offer from our extensive archive and discussion and comment will be welcome.

The event takes place on Thursday 17th April at the Arts Picture House, Cambridge in the café bar which is, of course, open all day but screening will begin at 9.00pm after audiences for the main films have left for their auditoriums.

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Through The Keyhole

CB Cinema: Through The KeyholeCambridge Cinema Shorts Presents

 DOCUMENTARIES ARE REALLY BORING!

 WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG!

 Documentaries constitute some of the best short films in our archive.

 Got an issue to air? Make a short documentary. Got a passion to share? Make a short documentary. Just want to stand and stare? Do it holding a camera. The result? Its a documentary.

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts Presents
A Night Of Unmitigated Horror

CB Cinema: HorrorWe have a new venue!

A nice snug cellar, loads of atmosphere, a great café upstairs, and right in the middle of town. Perfect! And to celebrate we are running a regular, monthly programme of events screening a juicy collection of themed nights. All films sourced from our huge back catalogue.

First off is a night of horror. Just right for a cellar don’t you think?

So please, come along to CB2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge on Thursday 20th February. Doors open at 7.30 and we start screening at 8.00pm, or turn up earlier and treat yourself, the CB2 café offers a great range of meals snacks and drinks.

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HOT OR NOT?

CAMBRIDGE CINEMA SHORTS PRESENTS

HOT OR NOT?

BE ON THE JURY
BE A JUDGE

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE OPEN UP PROGRAMMING THE

STRAWBERRY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO THE PUBLIC.

RUN AS A SHORT FILMS SLAM WE SHOW A SELECTION OF THE 2014

ENTRIES TO DATE. THE BEST OF THE EVENING GOING FOREWARD

FOR SHORTLISTING

RECENTLY RECEIVED BUT ALL AS YET UNSEEN WE WILL BE

RANDOMLY SELECTING AND SHOWING WHICHEVER IS PICKED. SOME

WILL BE DOGS OTHERS GEMS. ALL WILL BE COMMENTED ON AND

VOTED FOR.

NOISY INTERVENTION AND OPINIONATED INTERJECTION WILL BE

WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED.

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts @ The Romsey Art Festival 2013

Saturday 3rd August 2013

The Big Weekend 2012 event posterWe are a group of people with a passion for Short Films. Based in Cambridge we have been showing both local and international short films at our Strawberry Shorts Film Festival and at a host of other local venues since 2001.

Short films, because of their time and budget restraints, are often honed to the essence of film making, pared down to produce exquisite jewels of the craft, cut and polished until a couple of minutes of no budget short can outshine the latest 3D Hollywood blockbuster.

They come in bite sized chunks and are easily digestible so please do come inside for a taste. We promise you will not be disappointed and it could be the start of a passion that will brighten your life.

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Good News and Bad News

Cambridge Cinema Shorts presents a Pop Up Cinema

Reworks 2012 event posterThe Reworks Studio in Harvest Way (between Newmarket Rd and New St, Cambridge) is closing

Sadly a victim to the developers, this engine of creativity is is being bulldozed next week so a farewell event is organised for Saturday the 24th of November 2012.

For our part we are running a POP UP CINEMA, starting at 2.00pm with a children’s programme.

Later we will be running a multi faceted event through to the early hours with programme from our own extensive back catalogue of international, award winning short films with a dedicated slots for local film makers, some of whom are also award winning, and some of whom will be in attendance and up for question and answer sessions.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS . . . Our programme is flexible so if you have something you would like to show get in touch, or, just show up on the day.

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts @ The Big Weekend 2012

Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July

The Big Weekend 2012 event posterCambridge Cinema Shorts has been invited by The Cambridge Film Trust, to screen two free family friendly short film programmes as part of The Big Weekend 2012.

Each programme is about an hour long and packed with awesome family friendly films, check out their full running order below.

Our first programme consists of awesome animation from around the world and screens at 15:00 on Saturday 7th July in The Big Screen Cinema marquee on Parker’s Piece.

The second programme again consists of films from around the world but features the work of local filmmakers. The screening is at 13:00 on Sunday 8th July in The Big Screen Cinema marquee on Parker’s Piece.

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Oxjam Cambridge Takeover mini short film festival

Saturday 22nd October: 2pm – 6pm

Oxjam Cambridge TakeoverCambridge Cinema Shorts in partnership with Oxjam presented a mini short film festival.

An afternoon of watching a great selection of short films from the extensive collection of Cambridge Cinema Shorts.

From the quirky horror of Where’s Mary to the wonderfully observed The Charcoal Burners these films are beautifully crafted examples of the art of short film making.

Screened in the comfort of The De Luca Restaurant, 83 Regent St, upstairs bar, the audience watch, comment, discuss and enjoy an afternoon of alternative entertainment.

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David Rimmer Retrospective @ The Portland Arms

event poster for David Rimmer RetrospectiveCambridge Cinema Shorts presented a retrospective of celebrated Canadian experimental short film maker David Rimmer.

Twice nominated for the Canadian Govenor General’s Award in media arts, Rimmer has produced over 40 films over 30 years, from experimental to documentary, to dance, to music, to portraits of artists

The evening was personally curated and hosted by David Rimmer who introduce and discuss a selection of his short films. Check out the video of Davids informal Q&A with the audience at the bottom of this page.

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