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 shootout is our format for ad industry companies to compete at straight 8 for charity

up to 20 companies can compete, putting their company name to their film. every film gets played at the premiere, regardless of how - or whether -  it came out. it's scary and raw. the rules are the same as straight 8 - in-camera editing on super 8, no post-production - but the max film length is 2.5 minutes. winners are voted for live at the premiere and the winning companies get to donate prize money to the charities they choose

AND NOW... we are excited to announce the first ever live-online-premiere global straight 8 shootout… open now.

click here for details

watch previous entries to straight 8 shootout for inspiration


just some of the companies that have braved straight 8 shootout so far:


thanks to all our previous straight 8 shootout partners

some of the charities that previous straight 8 shootout winners have donated their prize pot to include: