Bring Your Own Cushion: A Night of Short Films

Thursday 18 July, 19:00 onwards

Prompted by the continuing shift towards video capable DSLRs and the explosion of online video content, many more photographers are now shooting digital video and making their own short films. To celebrate this, ‘Bring Your Own Cushion’ is an evening of short films made by photographers, videographers, directors and artists who are looking for an opportunity to show their work on the big screen, in front of an audience of film and photography enthusiasts.

If you’d like to submit, there are no rules, no themes, no red carpets and certainly no best seats in the house. We only ask that the film is a maximum of 20 minutes in length and HD quality (at least 1280×720). Submissions will be reviewed and artists notified if they are successful within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Taking place in the Photofusion Studio, the event will be relaxed and informal, refreshments will be available, and you may want to bring your own cushion to make the evening a little more comfortable!

To have your film considered for the event, there is a small submission fee, and then all you have to do is send a DVD to Photofusion marked ‘BYOC’.

Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013
Submission Fee: £10 (Photofusion Members £5)

This is the first in a series of what we hope will be a long-term programme of moving image events including screenings and exhibitions. If you’d like to be more involved we are interested in hearing proposals for curated themes for future events and screenings. Please contact [email protected]


  • Entries should be the sole original work of the entrant. Any evidence of plagiarism may result in the entrant being removed from the competition/event.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film complies with the legal and copyright laws of the UK. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film does not contain any material that is obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring that their film does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual.