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 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.

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