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straight 8 2018

see all the films from straight 8 2018 in just one minute in our teaser trailer

then see the full results below that

the straight 8 2018 cannes film festival selection

8 films will hit the screen for the first time ever at cannes film festival - 8.30pm - may 14th - cinema olympia, cannes


alone, my friend - jason bradbury  (london, uk. filmed in dubai, uae)

dear frankie - megan marie connolly, claudia krogmeier & nate gilbert  (chicago, usa)

flicker and fade - the kommandants  (darwin, australia. filmed in cambodia)

in love - candice nachman  (los angeles, usa)

monolith - gabriel bullen  (doha, qatar)

satan’s bite: or the foolishness of the witchfinder thomas eastchurch - dean puckett  (london, uk)

what a drag - jake kuhn  (atlanta, usa)

winter of my life - roger & remy batteault  (beaune, france)


congratulations to these 8 films and their makers.  we don't do outright winners.  these 8 are the creme de la cannes of straight 8 2018.

see them in cannes or later in london or at other screenings around the world tbc (please contact us if you'd like to put one on)

if you can come to the premiere in cannes, rsvp here:


the straight 8 2018 london selection

global premiere to be held in london - date and venue tbc

the cannes film festival selection will be included in the london screening


bbb - the beast, the beauty, the beast - michel a. chappuis

ctrl-z - annette schneider, andré wlodarski, matthias kasparick, robert neumann, marc holtbecker 

film stars don’t do super 8 - john dodds

fisherman’s end - grace garwood

heliotrope - michael krieger

if… - mario martinez coboz

no vacancy - don't shoot films

roundabout - mazlaya carolena papanoodokolic

sarah - joeri de jongh

senior moments - paul saunders

sleep - christopher egw thom

song without words - jonathan eve

stumbling up - devin goundry

super 80 - jeneffa soldatic

swings & roundabouts - alex sultan

telepathic exchanges - jeff zorilla

the journey inward - eliaz rodriguez

the last last supper - louis bhose

this is not who i am - alisyn ghivizzani

vanishes - rebecca louise tiernan


congratulations to all these teams too. there was an incredibly high standard this year and some very good films have been made that have not made these selections. thanks to every single person who got behind everything needed for every single frame of the films made this year. without your bravery and efforts and imaginations and action these pages and more screens would be black

straight 8 is open to anyone anywhere. we don't even mention diversity. never have. never needed to. oops - just did

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see you in cannes, london or somewhere else soon - that'd be gr8

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