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Super 8mm competition straight 8 is back - entry deadline is Feb 29th
straight 8, the Super 8mm film competition that requires entrants to make their short films entirely in-camera, is back with a new competition for 2016.
Entry is now open to the scheme which offers the ultimate pre-digital filmmaking challenge: films have to be made on a single reel of Super 8mm film, then submitted to the competition before the film is processed. Winning films are then shown at premiere screenings taking place at the Cannes Film Festival in May - the first time the filmmakers will be able to see their own work.
Upon entry to this year's competition, entrants will be sent a single cartridge of Kodak Super 8mm film upon which to make their films. Filmmakers must record their soundtracks separately. The cost of entry includes the cost of the Super 8mm cartridge and film processing.
Once the completed films are delivered back to straight 8, then processed and screened by the organisers, entries that are chosen to go through to the premieres taking place at the Cannes film festival (w/c May 16) will be announced. The premieres in Cannes will be the first time that the filmmakers will be able to see their films.
straight 8 is the brainchild of Ed Sayers, who has seen over a 1000 films submitted to straight 8 since the scheme began in 1999. There is also now a straight 8 ios app, free to download from the Apple Store, which allows you to take the straight 8 approach to filmmaking on an iPhone.
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