straight 8

one super 8 cartridge
no editing


because we turned 20 in 2019, we’ve made a double album of our greatest hits from the first 20 years. to watch ‘straight8est hits vol 1’ - click the album cover. +++ ‘straight8est hits vol 2’ is coming soon! +++

remember: each straight 8 film is made entirely in-camera on just one cartridge of super 8mm cine film lasting up to 3 minutes 20 seconds. with each pull of the trigger, each shot taken goes into the final film, in the order taken, like it or not. there's no chance for editing, post-production effects, colour-grading or sound-synching... because we get the films processed and then we just line up first frame of picture with the original soundtrack each entrant supplies blind

think about that when you watch these films. these people have done a great job of straight 8, one of the hardest ways on earth to make a film... and without them, this website would be a load of black pages…

the very first time successful straight8ers see even their own film is with the audience at its packed premiere - at cannes film festival and other great screenings

+2000 films have been made for straight 8 this way since 1999. we salute everyone who's been part of making one, from the triumphs to the disasters, because you can't make an omelette without cracking eggs. see more great straight 8 films on our vimeo and youtube channels and see how some great straight 8 films were made on our making-ofs page

watch the straight 8 2018 & 2019 collections here to see how you measure up and whether you think you could make a film good enough for our cannes selection or our longer selections that premiere in london and beyond…