straight 8

one super 8 cartridge
no editing


a small selection of great straight 8 films

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. each shot taken will goes into the final film in that order, like it or not. there's no 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... [cont below the film gallery]

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

+1000 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