The Strawberry Shorts Film Festival takes place annually the day before Strawberry Fair. As well as being an integral part of the Fair for the last thirteen years, the event is now also an established film festival in its own right and receives national support and international recognition.
Run by Cambridge Cinema Shorts, this years Strawberry Shorts will take place on Friday 31st May at the Cambridge Festival Theatre. As well as lots of film screenings, there will be awards for Best Overall Festival Winner and Best Local Short Film, with two awards – The Audience Award and The Jury Award – for each category. Last years Festival saw over 250 films enter the competition and the closing date for this years entries was 20th April, with preparations now well under way for the festival itself in just three weeks time.
Tomorrow night sees a special Strawberry Shorts benefit screening taking place at Cambridge Art Salon. There will be a number of films shown, including ‘longer’ films that are slightly too long for the festival itself (the limit is 20 minutes) but which are excellent in their own right and deserve a screening. The night starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available on the door priced £3 – with all proceeds going to Strawberry Shorts. I am also reliably informed that there will be tea, coffee and cake!
Strawberry Shorts benefit screening – Friday 10th May, 7:30pm
Cambridge Art Salon, 29 Cromwell Road CB1 3EB. Tickets £3 on the door.