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News on our Short Cuts film project

Friday, July 22nd, 2011


We’re delighted to learn that ‘Tick Tock’, one of the 3 films made in our Short Cuts project last year is to be shown nationally across all 20 of the BBC Big Screens from tomorrow, Saturday 23rd July.

The films will be part of the regular new content showcase on the Big Screens at midday Saturdays, 1230 Fridays and 1800 Wednesdays until the end of August

The two other films, ‘Frank and Chris’ and ‘Counterpunch’, will be screened on our neighbouring Bristol Big Screen.

Counterpunch has also been selected for the Co-operative young people’s Film Festival 2011 in October.


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Short Cuts films

Monday, March 21st, 2011


We’re delighted to announce that the three films made for our Short Cuts project have been signed off by First Light which means we can now share them with everyone.

The three films are ‘Tick Tock’ made by Fast Forward with Young Bristol, ‘Frank and Chris’ made by The Foyer with Connexions West, and ‘Counterpunch’ made by Digital Fish at Knowle West Media Centre.

Watch these films below and let us know what you think by submitting a comment.

Some of the films have already been shown at a BAFTA youth mentoring showcase on 17th March and we hope the films will now be submitted for festivals both by First Light and by the young filmmakers’ mentors.  News about these developments will be posted here.

Counter Punch, produced by Knowle West Media Centre

Frank and Chris, produced by Bristol Foyer

Tick Tock, produced by Fast Forward

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Short Cuts films – premiere event at Watershed

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010


After seven months, all the hard work by our 3 groups of young filmmakers was showcased at a special event at Watershed on Sunday 21st November. The 3 excellent films, Counterpunch, Frank and Chris, and Tick Tock were well received by an enthusiastic full house of friends, family and project supporters. The event was part of the Fresh Flix strand presented by Watershed and Encounters International FIlm Festival. Amongst the audience were two BAFTA mentors – courtesy of the Media Trust – who provided some valuable feedback to the young filmmakers,  great to have media industry professionals seeing top quality work made by Bristol’s young creatives.


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Short Cuts Film project

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Short Cuts script workshop

The Short Cuts programme is working with up to 45 young people (aged 14-18) across Bristol to help them to develop, plan, produce, edit and showcase a short film.  Partnering with Watershed to deliver the programme are Knowle West Media Centre, Young Bristol, Connexions West and Encounters International Short Film Festival.

As funding from First Light has come through “Film Nation”  – a project run by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the project will produce three short films (< 5mins) that explore the Olympic themes of “friendship”, “respect”, and “excellence”.


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