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 1000 films have been created for over 50 One Take Super 8 Events across North America!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Mark it on your calendar - NOVEMBER 6, 2008 - Regina Public Library Theatre
This will mark the 8th annual One Take Super 8 Event, premiering over 25 new films made by local filmmakers.

The One take Super 8 Event returns to where it all began to celebrate its 8th anniversary. Starting September 3, entry forms will be available right here, with limited spots available (Saskatchewan residents only). No previous filmmaking experience is required.

The 8th Annual OTS8 would like to thank its supporters -
The Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
Regina Public Library Theatre

Friday, August 15, 2008


Wow, when we told you not to wait to sign up for the Winnipeg edition of OTS8 at WNDX - you took us to heart. As of yesterday, they closed up their call for submissions having 30 eager participants ready to shoot their hearts out. Sorry if you missed out this year, but congrats to everyone who signed up. You've got almost 2 months to make your masterpiece, and experience the anguish of not seeing it until October 12! Looking forward to seeing all of the films.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

WNDX OTS8 Sign up!

WNDX had opened submissions for their 3rd Annual OTS8. The event is limited to the first 25 people to sign up and pay the $35 entry fee. Don't wait as these spots fill up quick. This event is limited to Manitoba residents only and the deadline to pay your fee is August 22. You can download the form here.

From their website:
For the third year in a row, WNDX will once again host the Winnipeg edition of the One Take Super 8 Event. In just a few short years, this event has become one of the most important incubators for new works in Manitoba. Films completed for prior editions of the WNDX event have gone on to be selected for screenings at Images, Antimatter, the $100 Film Festival, the Festival de Cinemas Differents in Paris, among many more.

The premise is simple. Participants sign up on a first come, first served basis and do no need to have any previous filmmaking experience. The $35 participation fee is used to cover the material costs associated with participation - film stock, processing and shipping. Films are then shot in one take (no cuts, no splices - the only type of editing this is allowed is in-camera work) and filmmakers view their works for the first time at the event final screening, alongside the audience.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summertime plans

Wow. Already August. This means we're nearing our fall roll out of OTS8 events.

WNDX is in the planning stages and will be announcing the call for submissions for their 3rd annual OTS8 very soon. I can't say enough good things about this festival. Incredible prairie avant garde films, great guests and workshops, and needless to say (but I will anyways) a very enthusiastic super 8 crowd who always shows up in a big way for our past events. Great films and a great audience, can't wait for this year's batch. This year we're tentatively booked in a new venue for the event, which is exciting. (I won't give it away, but it's a downtown theatre) After the Graffiti Gallery and film group studio, we're giving the event a bit more of a traditional cinema space. Here's hoping the films are all the more outrageous.

We're also full steam into planning our 8th!! annual OTS8 in Regina for early November. We're planning to make it a 2 night affair, showcasing our program of selected super 8 films from past OTS8s that we premiered at IMAGES this past April. It's a great chance to see some of the original films coming out of Regina, as well as films from Winnipeg and Montreal.

Speaking of the NO CUTS NO SPLICES package, we're making plans to showcase the program in Winnipeg at the cinematheque in early 2009, as well as finally reaching our super 8 grip to the far west with a screening at the Pacific Cinematheque. Once we have all this firmed up with dates and times, we'll post it all here.

And finally, we've made the press. Super 8 Today posted a review of our Oberlin show in the most recent issue. We'll have it here shortly, but if you can't wait, why not subscribe to this super 8 dedicated publication!