CineMe is a film festival running quarterly through the year screening the best of film by independent filmmakers. Indulge yourself in multiple genres, stories and characters through the evening in an amazing craft beer pub in the heart of Bristol, United Kingdom.

The event plays film selections over the evening in three categories: films local to Bristol, national films and international films. Each section is 35 minutes long so we accept films up to a maximum of 15 minutes in duration. Starting at 8:00pm, the event finishes at 10:30pm.

It is a great evening to network and meet other contacts in the acting, producing and filmmaking scene. People gather in the bar after the event to discuss the films they saw, so it's a great opening to test your creative ideas with others, and seek suggestions or advice about how to put your next project together.

We aim to screen a film programme that is based as much on creative concept and story-telling value as on technical production or financial budgets behind the project. We actively seek to screen material from as broad a range of filmmakers as possible. We heartily encourage entries from people of all religious faiths, racial backgrounds, sexualities and nationalities to show as wide a perspective of the world and our imaginations as we can.

All films have an upper duration limit of 15 minutes in length. Films up to 20 minutes long will be considered at the Festival Director's discretion depending on other submissions for that event. There is no guarantee of any film submitted being screened at the event.

There are three categories for entry.

Films Local to Bristol: An element of the film project must be strongly connected to Bristol. A key crew member could be from Bristol, or part of the film was shot in the city. The story could also have been developed while living in Bristol or editing or music composition and recording happened in the city.

Films From Across the UK: This is for all films made from filmmakers across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which don't have any attachment to Bristol.

Films from Around the Globe: This is for all films from any country other than the UK.

Overall Rating
  • Chocolate Bear

    We were really pleased to screen alongside such talent. A great evening run with passion and insight - we look forward to the next one!

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much. It was a joy to screen your work. Till next time!

  • Screened at CineMe in February 2018. Great platform for local filmmakers to showcase their work and network with fellow creatives. Highly recommend applying!

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    It was great to screen your film Rob, as it needed to be seen. Thank you for coming along and we look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Paul Holbrook

    A small local screening but was a pleasure to be joined by lots of enthusiastic filmmakers. The lead programmer is great too and has lots of ideas for the future of CineMe :)

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Paul, it is great for the new venue to have been embraced so well by CineMe regulars. It was great to screen your film and we look forward to seeing you next time.