STRAIGHT 8 2018 IS NOW OPEN
MAKE A FILM ON ONE ROLL OF SUPER 8
SEE IT AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
17 JANUARY 2018, LONDON:
Global Super 8 film competition, STRAIGHT 8,
announces annual competition open for 2018.
straight 8 invites anyone, anywhere to make a short film on one 3 minute 20 second
cartridge of Super 8mm cine film with no retakes, no editing and no post-production.
Soundtracks must be original and are uploaded ‘blind’.
The first time successful entrants will see even their own films is at the straight 8
premiere at Cannes Film Festival, May 2018.
Entry is open now at straight8.net and is strictly limited to 150 places, first come,
2018 will mark the 13th year that straight 8 has screened at Cannes Film Festival. The
competition receives 100-200 entries for its annual competition from all over the
world and has enjoyed stints on Channel 4 broadcast TV and appeared at many
The jury selecting the 8 x 2018 straight 8’s to be shown in Cannes includes Asif
Kapadia (Academy, BAFTA and Grammy Award-winning Director, SENNA, AMY),
Justine Wright (Editor, DENIAL, LOCKE, TOUCHING THE VOID, ONE DAY IN
SEPTEMBER), Hamish Moseley (Head of Distribution, Altitude Film Distribution, THE
FLORIDA PROJECT, MOONLIGHT, LADY MACBETH) and, chairing the jury, Jason
Solomons (British Film Critic, Broadcaster and Author).
straight 8 founder, Ed Sayers, says: “Offering people the cinema screen for 3 minutes
20 seconds, with no creative brief, no re-takes or edit, and only analogue
technology, is always a pure joy. It never ceases to amaze us, the lengths that people
go to and the raw creativity that comes back, year on year.”
Key dates & info:
Entry open: Now, only at straight8.net
Film delivery deadline: Monday March 19th 2018
Premiere at Cannes Film Festival: Mid-May
straight 8 began in 1999 when director, Ed Sayers, asked friends to have a go at
making a short film on one cartridge of super 8 each - with no waste, at a 1:1
shooting ratio. The films were screened in London’s West End to a packed audience,
projecting off Super 8 with the audio playing from cassettes.