David Knight - 18th Jan 2008

straight 8, where filmmakers are invited to make a film on one unedited cartridge of Super 8mm film, has opened it's doors to the 2008 competition with a call for entries.
This year's entrants will have the option of colour or black & white Kodak film stocks to choose from, and straight 8 is offering a unique super 8 workshop day in London in February. Entrants are also offered free trial membership to Shooting People, and revised rules and straight 8 technical tips sheet and storyboard templates are part of entry.

The final deadline for entries is March 26th, with the pick of the entries are likely to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May for the sixth year in succession, followed by host of other festivals yet to be confirmed. Also this year Channel Four TV show 3 Minute Wonder will select four straight 8's to screen in their primetime slot of 7.55pm, during Cannes Film Festival week.

To enter this year's straight 8, go to www.straight8.net. The straight 8 'best of 2007' DVD, with 26 films plus making-of footage is also now available from the website.

David Knight - 18th Jan 2008

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