M Shed 'Bristol Music" Competition Winners
Not long ago, we were excited to be able to put on our first film competition.
In conjunction with Bristol's flagship museum, M Shed, we were on the lookout for short films that in some way addressed Bristol's vibrant, colourful and world-famous music scene.
We received a variety of fantastic entries. They were beautiful, funny, personal and informative. Sadly, we could only pick four from the competition to be exhibited as part of "Bristol Music", an upcoming exhibition at M Shed in late May, so a few hugely talented filmmakers had to miss out on this occasion.
As the chosen four will be part of an exhibition, our winning selection is designed to play well as a set, playing off one another and working side-by-side. They all have different qualities and take a variety of approaches, but combined say something about the dynamic and constantly evolving nature of music in Bristol.
In order to watch them, plus a few surprise commissioned films, you'll need to come to the exhibition at M Shed, which opens to the public on 19th May and runs until 30th September. We'll see you there!
First of all, we have the gorgeous simplicity of Play Me, I'm Yours by Diego Velasco Gil, which showcases the pianos scattered around Bristol locations, capturing the variety of Bristolians stopping to play them.
Next, we have the energetic A Night in the Life of... by Stephen Lyle and Raoul Marquez, which is a wonderfully personal tribute to the Bristol music scene from the perspective of a musician new to the city.
Then, we have the fearlessly experimental Buzz by Yasmin Berndt, which is an impressionistic film aiming to recreate the blurry, buzzy feeling of losing yourself to a live gig.
Last of all we have the amazingly comprehensive mini-doc What is Bristol to You? by Patch de Salis, charting the current Bristol music scene from a multitude of angles, while serving as a warning that it could become irreparably damaged by the recent spate of venue closures across the city.