One Take Super 8 Event

The One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8) began in 2000, with 20 filmmakers each shooting a single reel of Super 8 film, which then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All the films were shown as shot. No cuts. No splices. The popularity of this non-competitive festival has allowed it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. To date over 750 films have been created for the One Take Super 8 Event!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bonjour mes amis!

Montreal, your time has come.

Our good friends and comrades in celluloid, Double Negative collectif, have launched their call for submissions for their One Take Super 8 Event this spring. Check out details on their facebook page. It's been a couple years since their last event, but you don't want to miss out. Whether you're a maker or a watcher, some of the most impressive super 8 films have emerged from their events.

Registration dates have passed, but you must lock May 27th in your calendar to see these works premiere at La Salla Rosa.

For super 8 fans in Saskatchewan, big news about to break. hint. mark off the first week of June in your calendars. Makers, dust of your cameras.

Image credit: Marie-Douce St-Jacques

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Florida!

So it's become clear I'm doing a bit of catch up, but so many great OTS8 related events last year, I'm finally getting around to posting them here.

The 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree (what a fancy title, no?) ended our super 8 season on December 5th last year at Jump the Shark (formerly The Bubble), which has hosted the event for many years now.

Organizer Shane Eason rounded up another great set of filmmakers, and you can see pics from the event on their Facebook Page (follow them if you are not already)

and see below for the list of films

Syracuse poster

Should have posted this a while back, but better late than never!

Syracuse hosted their 8th! event last November, with a great line up of films.

You can check out their blog here.

See what they did with the reels and film in their poster.... of course you did :)

2015 celebration plans!

Happy New Year everyone!

We are very excited for the upcoming year, as we look forward to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of super 8 film, and the 15 year since the One Take Super 8 Event had its first event in Regina at the Antechamber.

We recently received the great news that we have support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Festivals Grant to stage two OTS8 events in Saskatchewan this year. Details will be coming soon, but the goal is to create 50 new super 8 films that will premiere in Saskatoon and Regina (25 new films for each city). Following up on our success from 2013, when the 2 cities staged successful events, we are thrilled to repeat, with Saskatoon having a growing super 8 filmmaking community, it will be exciting for both these centres to showcase their skills in the small gauge format.

We're also very grateful to have the continued support of PAVED Arts and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative who will be lending equipment support.

Stay tuned for details as we get closer to launching our call for submissions and confirming dates for our events.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Syracuse wrapping up shooting. Anticipation builds!

The Salt City is getting near its screening as production wraps up on its super 8 films to screen at their 8th annual event (my how the years pass, I can recall the first event so clearly, waffles and all). 

You can keep up to date with them here, and join them when they screen their latest creations (which look pretty great judging from the production stills).

And in another bit of good news, it looks like our friends in Montreal are getting ready to put forth another OTS8 in the new year. We'll keep you posted here!

Fort Lauderdale 7th annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree

The OTS8 season keeps rolling along with Florida announcing the call for their 7th annual event.

From their site:
"It's that time! Ready your camera and get some film! The 7th Annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée is approaching. Screening is scheduled for Friday December 5th, 2014 at Jump The Shark "Official" formerly "The Bubble". Doors open at 6 p.m. with screening beginning (approx.) at 7 p.m. More info to come. Deadline is about a month away. Ya dig!"

 If you're planning your winter vacation from the great white north, I can't think of a better time and reason to head to the Sunshine State. Looking forward to seeing the films from the event while the snow blows here.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNDX 9th annual OTS8 line up and wrap up

Another great year is wrapped at WNDX with fantastic films and great audiences. Wish I could have stayed longer, but nice to catch up with everyone on the whirlwind trip. The 9th annual edition showcased a lot of new faces and many returning. A shout out to Cecilia Araneda who moves on from WNDX after founding and fostering the festival for so long. 

Many hits throughout the night, including Ian Bawa & Markus Henkels' hitman ghost story, and Curtis Weibe's sequel to his popular Rocket John.

Stephane Oystryk retuned to the OTS8 with a beautiful VIA train travelogue that was breathtaking and sublime, and Scott Fitzpatrick's documentary on historic Winnipeg homes was emblematic of what is possible with a plan, some research and creative limitations of a single cartridge.

And for all out visual epicness, Aaron Zeghers, Darren Young and Jim Pomeroy packed incredible visual impact into small gauge wonder. They looked amazing on the big screen and can't wait to see those works travel to other festivals soon.

Thanks for another great year WNDX, looking forward to the 10th anniversary next year!

Reel 1
Nicholas Taylor
Delf Gravert
Karen Asmundson
Thane Carr
Milos Mitrovic
Caroline Barrientos
Fabian Velasco
Ryan Simmons

Reel 2
Rory Fallis
Fernando Dalayoan
Eric Plamondon
Darren Young
Ian Bawa & Markus Henkel
Stephane Oystryk
Gwen Trutnau
Curtis Weibe

Reel 3
Damien Ferland
Kimberly Melnyk
Ian Yorski & Jennifer Juno
Scott Fitzpatrick
Aaron Zeghers
Kevin Bacon
Jim Pomeroy