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


what's happening when - and also what's been before


now - enter straight 8 2019. we opened on dec 8 and are only open until all places have been taken. this is our annual open competition for anyone anywhere to have a shot at seeing their straight 8 film for the first time ever, at our prestigious and raucous premieres at cannes film festival, in london and more places

  • april 23 - judgement day - our shortlist will be viewed in secret bunker by our jury - no announcements accompany this

  • by april 26 - straight 8 2019 results announced - all who entered will be emailed regarding selection or otherwise

  • may 20 - premiere of cannes selected films at cannes film festival - olympia cinema, cannes 20:30h. prompt start. 250 seat cinema

  • may 26 - london premiere of cannes films + more selected films from 2019 collection

  • may 28 - straight 8 shootout @ CANNES 2019 film deadline - enter here

  • june 4 - straight 8 shootout @ CANNES 2019 sound and submission form deadline

  • june 20 - straight 8 shootout @ CANNES 2019 premiere - get tickets here

upcoming screenings:

straight 8 2019 cannes premiere - may 20

straight 8 2019 london premiere - may 26

straight 8 shootout @ cannes 2019 premiere - june 20 @ 11am - get tickets here

///// if you’d like to set up a straight 8 screening - email us - and let’s do it ////

most recent screenings:

watch straight 8 shootout online #1 - now from anywhere! - we live streamed a premiere for the first time ever: THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH 2018 2PM LONDON TIME - creative companies worldwide were competing at straight 8 rules for charity. this straight 8 shootout format has raised thousands of £/€/$’s for numerous charities the world over. see shootout. people watched the films premiere from the comfort of their own home or work internet connection, anywhere in the world, at strange times of day. you can watch it now for free here - at a time that suits you!

adfest - we screened the highlights of the straight 8 shootouts of 2018 at this great festival held annually in thailand. see

feb 13 2019 - 19:30h - Base Milan. straight 8 shootout @ cannes 2018 - 3rd ever global screening! 22 creative companies battled at straight 8 rules for charity. more info here. plus bonus films TBA. hosted by air3 directors guild of italy . click for the facebook event

feb 7&8 2019 - berlin film festival with berlin film society - see facebook event ***BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT*** screening the 20 straight8est hits vol1 for the second time ever.

jan 13 2019 - 8pm - straight8est hits vol i. to celebrate the start of our 20th anniversary year. we screened this awesome selection of 20 straight 8’s including some classics remastered as never seen before, at the regent street cinema as part of the london short film festival.

dec 16 2018 - a curated selection of straight 8 films as a collaboration with the 16mm film festival, mumbai, india. for fb event click here

///// if you’d like to set up a straight 8 screening - email us - and let’s do it ////

other recent screenings:

straight 8 2018 london premiere - august 4 bfi southbank

straight 8 2018 cannes premiere - may 14 cinema olympia, cannes (250 seats: full)

straight 8 2018 industry shootout - cannes - june 21 cinema les arcades, cannes

straight 8 2018 industry shootout - cannes > london - july 6 regent street cinema, london


straight 8 says hello chicago - jan 26, - hosted by straight 8 veterans megan marie connoly & eliaz rodriguez

a selection of straight 8s to inspire chicago - including megan marie's and eliaz's own films

screening details


straight 8 says hello scotland - feb 4, glasgow - hosted by 'the forest of black' - 2017 cannes straight8ers who made the awesome 'hard coffee'

a selection of straight 8s to inspire scotland - come on scotland, if you have a straight 8 in you we want to see it

screening details

facebook event

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