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, November 11, 2008

8th annual a SUPER success

We've wrapped up another incredibly successful One Take Super 8 Event in Regina, SK, with a sold out audience at the Regina Public Library Theatre. With 30 new films premiered it was a great night for local cinema, and 25 of the filmmakers were in attendance for the screening (some making it down from Saskatoon to catch their premieres).

A huge thank you to everyone who made a film and came out for the screening. Especially the help from berny hi, Jemma Gilboy and Tricia Martin from the Filmpool who made sure everything got done in advance to make the night a success. Also, thanks to Daniel Suchoboki at the RPL Film Theatre (for keeping us from getting a fire code fine!) robert.daniel.pytlyk. for handling our soundtracks (including last minute switches), and Trevor and Katherine for handling the door, while getting the programs out and selling buttons. This event only works because people are committed to the idea and willing to give their time and energy to make it a success.

Can't do the posting without mentioning the films. The only drawback (and it's really a positive) is that the projection booth at the RPL is so soundproof you can't hear the response to the films. But there were definite highlights. Returning filmmakers, Shawn Fulton, Tyler Banadyga, Jemma Gilboy and Berny Hi all turned in great efforts that continued to show their super 8 prowess. We also had some great films from first time filmmakers including Lexi Rennebohm, Matthew Yim, Brent Braaten and Helder Carjaval. All the films really showed what super 8 is capable of, and we're excited to get them on the DVD and ready to watch them all over again.

We'll be uploading photos from the evening soon, as well we'll post the cover story on the OTS8 from this week's Prairie Dog Magazine. We also had a feature story in the Leader Post that will be here in the coming days. In the meantime, keep checking back for more announcements as this OTS8 season winds down we'll be planning some retrospective screenings for the new year.

Monday, November 3, 2008

3 days to go!

We're almost on the eve of our 8th Annual One Take Super 8 Event.

We've got a record 30 films ready to play this year, and they're back from the lab ready to be reeled up.

Excitement is definitely growing as we get closer to the premiere.
There's no doubt we'll have a packed house at the RPL, so if you plan on coming, show up early to get a seat!

Also, make sure you look out for the upcoming issue of the Prairie Dog. We are going to be on the cover! The Leader Post also did an interview with us, we're looking forward to seeing the article.

It's going to be a great year, looking forward to seeing everyone there!