straight 8

one super 8 cartridge
no editing


straight 8 2019 is now open

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once again we say to anyone anywhere: if you have a straight 8 in you we want to see it

you could be seeing your own as yet un-made film, for the first time ever, in may, at its premiere at the cannes film festival

here's an overview of how it works... (nb - this does not apply to shootout)

  • enter on this site only, from december 8th at 8pm london time

  • there is a maximum of 150 places and it's first come, first served. the first 30 places are at a reduced price, so get in quick

  • once entered we'll email you a unique entry number to include visually in the first three seconds of your film

  • you source your own cartridge of colour negative super 8 film yourself - see our growing list of film outlets

  • you shoot your film on that one cartridge. it doesn't record sound. we scan at 18fps so you have 3m 20s to make your cinematic mark. you can make it shorter, not longer though

  • you send the cartridge back to us in london by the film delivery deadline - see dates

  • you send us your original soundtrack digitally by the sound delivery deadline, with your submission form - see dates

  • we get your film processed and scanned

  • we line up your soundtrack to your film's first frame of picture (we don't grade or edit or anything your film)

  • we watch the films and shortlist

  • our jury will select the 8 for cannes

  • we announce which films made it to cannes, london or any other premieres - see dates

  • the first time you can see your film is at its packed premiere - see dates

  • if your film doesn't get selected, we offer optional full and frank feedback's pure, it's raw. it's scary, it's legendary it’s the 20th year... join in

/// see testimonials /// see frequently asked questions ///

we hope to see you in cannes or somewhere else, with your film lighting up the night

straight 8 2019 entry fee: £120 - uk, europe or worldwide incl vat ; first 30 spots at a reduced fee of £88.88

includes: entry into competition // processing & scanning & soundtrack lay // digital download file of your film with your soundtrack and official straight 8 slate on head after all premieres // one free ticket for every screening your film is shown at //

excludes: film // cost of sending exposed cartridge to us in london // additional screening tickets // travel to events // festival passes and other access requirements // return shipping or preparation of your film spool for collection //


!! the button to enter straight 8 2019 is at the bottom of the full rules page which is: here !!


let's do this

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