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!

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!

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