straight 8

straight up filmmaking since 1999

one super 8 cartridge no editing / iphone linear filmmaking

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we help people get films out of their heads and onto a screen

if you have a straight 8 in you

we want to see it

enter

straight 8 is open to anyone anywhere - entry to straight 8 2016 is now closed - join our mailing list to be the first to hear about straight 8 2017

/// and if you're looking for information about the straight 8 industry shootout - go to our shootout page ///

you could be seeing your own as yet un-conceived film for the first time ever at its premiere at cannes film festival

here's how it works...

entry is on this site only - see key dates

we mail you your cartridge of super 8 film (there's no ios app competition yet)

you shoot your film on it - it doesn't record sound

you send the cartridge back to us in london by the film delivery deadline

you send us your original soundtrack digitally by the sound delivery deadline

we get your film processed and scanned

we sync your sound to your film's first frame

(we don't grade or edit or anything your film)

we watch it

we announce which films made it to which premieres

the first time you can see your film is at its packed premiere

if your film doesn't get selected, we offer full and frank feedback (optional)

it's pure, it's raw.

it's scary, it's legendary

see testimonials

faq - frequently asked questions

rules - you must read and accept the rules before you enter


straight 8 2016 entry

entry open from feb 8 to feb 29 - entry to straight 8 2016 is now closed - join our mailing list to hear future announcements first

£88.88 - uk, europe or worlwide incl vat and postage

 

includes:

entry into competition

1 x kodak vision3 200t super 8mm 7213 cartridge shipped to you by standard postal service

free dvd of past awesome straight 8 films and making ofs

processing & scanning & soundtrack lay

digital download file of your film with your soundtrack and official straight 8 slate on head after all premieres

physical mailing of spool back to you (standard shipping by postal service - send appropriate addressed packaging to us with your exposed cartridge)

one free ticket for every screening your film is shown at

 

excludes:

cost of sending exposed cartridge to us in london

additional screening tickets

travel to events

festival passes and other access requirements

 

you must read and accept the rules before you enter below

straight 8 2016 is only available in super8mm form, not using the straight 8 ios app

*if you're super-keen to shoot a different kodak negative super 8mm stock, please contact us

 

entry to straight 8 2016 is now closed - join our mailing list to be the first to hear about straight 8 2017