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shootout@cannes2018

straight 8 shootout CANNES 2018 - read the story / see the films - all below

the morning of 21st june saw the 3rd straight 8 industry shootout in cannes flicker to life on the huge screen at cinema les arcades

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22 companies from around the world were competing and the standard, attendance and number of sober people was all super-high

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with the usual straight 8 rules, they each had made an in-camera-edited film on one cartridge of super 8. they were competing for charity, pride and honour. and these trophies...

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the relief was palpable as the makers of these fab films finally saw their own work for the first time ever

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the entered companies voted for gold, silver, bronze but not for their own film. the audience volume after the films was scientifically measured and the audience award was for the film with the loudest reaction (aside from the trophy winning films).

and the results are:

gold
     i am justin waite - iris worldwide 
          £1000 goes to wateraid

silver
     répetez s’il-vous-plait - the producers brisbane (australia)
           £500 goes to médecins sans frontières

bronze
     in transit - 18 feet & rising (uk)
          £250 goes to stonewall


audience award
     if - skin and bones (canada)

massive congratulations to the winners. many of the audience remarked on what a strong selection of films they had just seen

 from left to right - 18 feet & rising (3rd), the producers (2nd), iris worldwide (1st), aarti mahtani from cinelab and ed from straight 8

from left to right - 18 feet & rising (3rd), the producers (2nd), iris worldwide (1st), aarti mahtani from cinelab and ed from straight 8

thanks to everyone who came, and of course to the filmmakers and all their cast and crew. the companies who took part were:

partizan london - annex films - forever beta - electric theatre collective - moxie pictures london - havas singapore - le berg - iris london - the producers co melbourne - rothco - chief productions - taiyo kikaku co. (twice!) - ls productions - the producers co brisbane - the local production company mallorca - rock hound - 18 feet and rising - skin and bones film - snapper films - iconoclast (twice!!)

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we then screened the reel again, at the regent street cinema in london on friday july 6th - people came again and more members of the teams came to see thier work for the first time and lots of people from the industry and the public came out of curiosity and to be entertained. it was a great morning...

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watch all the films in competition for straight 8 industry shootout CANNES 2018, exactly as they played in the cinema, here

thanks to everyone who got involved in this shootout - the biggest one yet

we are planning more shootouts all over the world - to get involved or to help put one on join our mailing list or contact us

and last but not least, massive thanks again to the partners of straight 8 industry shootout cannes 2018