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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The Best of the Best @ The Portland Arms

event poster for The Best of the BestCambridge Cinema Shorts presented from its archive a small selection of The Best of the Best on the evening of Thursday the 6th of January at The Portland Arms.

At The Best of the Best the audience watch Cyberbeat to find out why rubber protection is so important after the prom, The Advantage of the Hitman to find out . . . well . . . what the advantage of a hitman is and The Gynaecologist to witness the terrible vengeance of a gynaecologist scorned!

The Outré Usherettes were on hand helping and hindering the audience to their seats. Check out the the full running order that they enjoyed below.

An awesomely entertaining night was had by all at The Portland Arms. Don’t miss out on the next Cambridge Cinema Shorts event! Click the facebook Like button in the right hand column and keep upto date on Cambridge Cinema Shorts shenanigans.

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The Strawberry Shorts Film Marquee @ Fordham Fest

Fordham Fest logoThe Cambridge Cinema Shorts Collective was delighted to run the Strawberry Shorts Film Marquee at Fordham Fest 2010.

Over the 6th, 7th and 8th of August 2010, we screened the very best and latest short films from all over the world.

One hundred and seventy five short films packed into twelve, two hour long programmes. Four documentry programmes, two animation programmes, two foreign language programmes, two comedy & drama programmes and two very late night programmes of the beautiful & the weird (warning: not for the faint hearted).

These films will make you in turn, laugh, cry and shudder with horror. Films like The End, Hranice(Borders) and Where’s Mary.

If your in Cambridgeshire at the beginning of August and you love short film, then you’ve got to get on down to the three day short film binge in Strawberry Shorts Film Marquee @ Fordham Fest on the 6th, 7th and 8th of August.

Check out the running order below.

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Strawberry Shorts @ The Arts Picturehouse Cambridge

On the evening of Friday the 26th of February 2010, we screened eight short films about the much loved one day free festival Strawberry Fair. The first film from 1977, the last from 2007, a gap of almost 30 years between them.

Seven of the eight fantastic films we screened, are available to watch online below. Dont miss Strawberry Fayre from 1977 to find out how to defend yourself from a giant inflatable martian monster, how much praise costs and what a Can Can Girls wears under their skirts!

The programme was preceded with a Potted History of Strawberry Fair with Fair stalwart John Clements. He knows more than you ever want to know about Strawberry Fair and he shares it below, including the surprising origin of the fair.

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Cut It Short!

Cut It Short! was an superb short film benefit night for The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2010.

NOTE: the Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2010 was cancelled because Strawberry Fair was cancelled that year.

Cut It Short! ran on Tuesday the 8th of December 2009 at The Boathouse and was packed with a selection of short films from the last few years of Best New Local Filmmaker competition of Strawberry Shorts Film Festival. It was also packed with the filmmakers whose films we screened.

Throughout the night we had Q&A sessions with the filmmakers in between the screening. They give a real practical insight into the filmmaking process. Check out the Q&A below Continue reading