straight 8

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get ready celluloid dreamers…

the 20th year of straight 8 will open on december 8th 2018

limited places will be available and as ever it’ll be first come first served. anyone anywhere is welcome

want to make it into our 14th cannes film festival selection? stay tuned and if you’re not already on our mailing list, you might want to think about clicking here


the next steps following that will be

  • put 8pm london time on 8th december in your diary

  • stand by to pay the entry fee. this will be £120 * **

  • entry is only on this site and is necessary to get you your slate number to include visually in your first shot

  • entry closes approx end feb or sooner if the 150 places have been taken ***

  • there are no themes given. you make the film you want to make

  • film delivery deadline - your exposed, un-processed, un-edited film must arrive at cinelab london by 18th march 2019

  • sound delivery deadline - your 100% original soundtrack created without you having seen you film must be sent to us as an emailed link by 31st march 2019

  • cannes premiere for the selected films - approx 19/20/21 may 2019

  • london premiere for selected films - date tbc but spring / early summer 2019

  • hi-res digital files of un-selected films sent to entrants following above two premieres

  • full rules to follow

  • straight 8 2019 film duration = 3’20” or less (scans will be at 18 frames per second)

    * to give straight 8 a fair shot at having another 20 years, the price has to go up. the first 30 places for 2019 will be at the 2018 price of £88.88

    ** this excludes film, which you will be buying yourself and must be colour negative. this includes and contributes to: processing, scanning, sound synch, digital delivery, of prores of every entered film, competition entry, management, premieres in cannes and london and more for successful filmmakers. (if you’d like your original film spool back, there’s a small additional fee and you will need to organise collection in person or by courier.)

    *** there is a small chance that more places may be released, but no guarantee


AND get inspired by watching our live online premiere of new straight 8’s made by creative companies worldwide, for our other competition: shootout. // THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH AT 2PM LONDON TIME // see shootout online #1


meantime, get dreaming, writing, drawing, team-building and spread the word:

straight 8 2019 opens soon