straight 8

straight up filmmaking since 1999

one super 8 cartridge no editing

we help people get films out of their heads and onto a screen and into other peoples’ heads

(or what’s the point?)

if you have a straight 8 in you

we want to see it

straight 8 2018

our global open competition where we ask anyone anywhere to make a 3'20" film on one cartridge of super 8

over 100 films were made for straight 8 2018. people all over the world took our challenge to make a film about anything on just one cartridge of super 8mm film, editing only in camera. they sent us their exposed cartridges for developing at cinelab london. they sent us their original soundtracks which they'd made 'blind'. and  they waited

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the best 8 were selected by our wonderful jury and were screened at our straight 8 2018 premiere at the cannes film festival in may. a further 20 were selected for our london premiere, together with the cannes 8, held in NFT1 at BFI Southbank on august 4 2018

// big thanks to old blue last beer for oiling the wheels of the apres screening in london. boy were people thirsty and we still didn't run out. so those golden cans of beer were a real treat. merci mille fois //

 


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the straight 8 2018 cannes film festival selection

8 films hit the screen for the first time ever at cannes film festival - 8.30pm - may 14th - cinema olympia, cannes

alone, my friend - jason bradbury  (london, uk. filmed in dubai, uae)

dear frankie - megan marie connolly, claudia krogmeier & nate gilbert  (chicago, usa)

flicker and fade - the kommandants  (darwin, australia. filmed in cambodia)

in love - candice nachman  (los angeles, usa)

monolith - gabriel bullen  (doha, qatar)

satan’s bite: or the foolishness of the witchfinder thomas eastchurch - dean puckett  (london, uk)

what a drag - jake kuhn  (atlanta, usa)

winter of my life - roger & remy batteault  (beaune, france)

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congratulations to these 8 films and their makers.  we don't do outright winners.  these 8 are the creme de la cannes of straight 8 2018

if you didn't see them in cannes...

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and please contact us if you'd like to help put on a straight 8 screening


straight 8's ed sayers and becca wolff, producer of the straight 8 2018 cannes selected 'satan's bite', chatted with robert elms on bbc radio london, about making a film in one of the hardest ways on earth, just prior to the london premiere - have a listen...


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the straight 8 2018 london selection

global premiere in london - bfi southbank nft1 - august 4th 2018

the 8 straight 8's selected for our cannes film festival premiere screened again at the london premiere with these 20 great films ..

congrats to everyone...

 

bbb - the beast, the beauty, the beast - michel a. chappuis

ctrl-z - annette schneider, andré wlodarski, matthias kasparick, robert neumann, marc holtbecker 

film stars don’t do super 8 - john dodds

fisherman’s end - grace garwood

heliotrope - michael krieger

if… - mario martinez coboz

no vacancy - don't shoot films

roundabout - mazlaya carolena papanoodokolic

sarah - joeri de jongh

senior moments - paul saunders

sleep - christopher egw thom

song without words - jonathan eve

stumbling up - devin goundry

super 80 - jeneffa soldatic

swings & roundabouts - alex sultoon

telepathic exchanges - jeff zorilla

the journey inward - eliaz rodriguez

the last last supper - louis bhose

this is not who i am - alisyn ghivizzani

vanishes - rebecca louise tiernan

 

there was an incredibly high standard this year and some very good films have been made that have not made these selections. thanks to every single person who got behind everything needed for every single frame of all the films made this year. without your bravery and efforts and imaginations and action these pages and more screens would be black

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straight 8 is open to anyone anywhere. we don't even mention diversity. never have. never needed to. oops - just did

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see you in cannes, london or somewhere else soon - that'd be gr8

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