Cambridge Cinema Shorts @ The Big Weekend 2016
Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July

The Big Weekend 2016 posterCambridge Cinema Shorts has been invited by The Cambridge Film Trust, to screen two free short film programmes as part of The Big Weekend 2016. The Big Weekend is an annual free festival held in the heart of Cambridge, which runs from Friday the 8th till Sunday the 10th of July.

Each programme is under an hour long and packed with awesome award winning short films. The running order is given below.

The screenings will take place in the Picturehouse Cinemobile, a beautiful mobile 100 seat cinema.

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The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2015 Commendation Screenings

The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2015 Commendation ScreeningsCinema Shorts presents … an evening of excellent, international short films, presented as part of our program of Strawberry Shorts 2015 Commendation screenings.

Films from around the globe. Glances into lives unimagined. This is the territory of the short film. Sit back in the comfort and conviviality of CB2’s excellent cellar and let us entertain you.

Also, we do apologies for the short notice, (not a pun), but, well, at least you have less time to forget about it.


  • location: CB2 Restaurant Café
  • date: Thursday 19th November 2015
  • Doors: 7:30pm
  • Screening: 8pm
  • Price: £3

The Cambridge Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2014
Commendation Screenings

The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2014 Commendation ScreeningsGuilt gnaws at our soul. Every year Strawberry Shorts receives literally hundreds of entries for the film festival and every year we show around twenty! We do our best at other times to shine the spotlight on some of the others by presenting themed screenings or the best of the rest etc, but in general we are rather distressed that so much talent and effort rarely sees the light of day again.

Its not as if they are bad films, in fact some are the source of everlasting joy, sparkling gems, works of near genius, as worthy of screening as any shown at the festival, but perhaps a film is maybe a little too long to fit into a two hour programme where quantity is a consideration or we already have enough of a particular genera, or even that we cant quite see how they will fit in with the rest of the festival. So they go back in the box where they wait, like Cinderella, to maybe, be re-discovered some time in the future.

However, we have come up with a plan to give these films the recognition we feel they deserve by awarding them a Strawberry Shorts Commendation. A list is published in the festival programme and to complement this further we are holding carefully considered and well publicised screenings of all those that appear on the list.

These events start in October with the first screening being held in the Arts Picturehouse bar, a fine and prodigious venue for any film. Entry for the first event is free, drinks and snacks are available and the films as good as they get.

Check back here for date, time and location of additional commendation screenings in the months to come.

PREVIOUS COMMENDATION SCREENING ARE GIVEN BELOW


FIFTH COMMENDATION SCREENING:


FOURTH COMMENDATION SCREENING:


THIRD COMMENDATION SCREENING:


SECOND COMMENDATION SCREENING:


FIRST COMMENDATION SCREENINGS:

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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