Promo News - 12th May 2016

After a three year break, straight 8 returns to the Cannes Film Festival, screening the pick of this year's entries to the celebrated Super 8mm competition in 2016 at a premiere on May 18th. 

Eight films have been selected from 126 entries to this year's competition by a stellar jury (Asif Kapadia, Ed Lachman, Jason Solomons, Pegah Farahmand, Hamish Mosely), and these are to be premiered at the Cinéma les Arcades, at 17.30 on May 18th. Filmmakers of the chosen films are flying in from the UK, USA, Argentina and France to see their films for the first time. And entry to the screening is free to anyone with a Cannes Festival pass, handed out on a first come first served basis.

Established in 1999 by Ed Sayers – and revived this year for the first time in three years - straight 8 works on the ingenious conceit of providing entrants with a single cartridge of Kodak Super 8 film, requiring them to make their film on the cartridge, and then return the cartridge to the competition without any editing or post production (with a separate audio track). The first time the winners will have seen their films is at the Cannes screening. 50 more entries will be shown over two nights at London screenings in June, to be announced shortly. 

Promo News - 12th May 2016

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