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!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nominations, Awards

A quick update on a few past One Take Super 8 Event films that are continuing a successful run at other festivals.

First off, Terry Mialkowsky and Shannon Jardine's film from the 2008 OTS8 in Regina 'Bill Seaton's Guide to Clean Filmmaking', has been nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award at the 2009 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival in the comedy category. We'll be watching on May 23, to see them take home the wheat. This may mark the first time a super 8 film from OTS8 has been in direct competition with Rick Mercer.

Alex Larose's film Artifices #1 continues to screen around the world. It seem so long ago since we premiered it at the Pop Montreal OTS8 Event in 2007. He'll be screening in a special presentation of the Intenational Experimental Cinema Exposition's 'Masterpieces of New American Avant-Garde Film' at the Austrian Film Museum. This comes hot on the heals of Alex's win of best super 8 film at the $100 Film Festival in Calgary at the beginning of March. Congratulations! This is a good time to mention that there were a few OTS8 films that screened at the $100 film fest including Cake by Gerald Saul (OTS8 Regina 2007), With Care by Kevin Bacon (WNDX OTS8 2008).

And finally in this post, the wait is almost over, next week the 2008 OTS8 DVD from Regina is available for purchase! The complete colleciton of 30 films made for the November screening are now wondefully authored on a collector's DVD with individually screenprinted packaging (limited run). More details to follow.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Syracuse Line up 2009

Tis the Season. We start the 2009 OTS8 year with a return to Syracuse , NY for their 3rd annual One Take Super 8 Event.

18 new films premiered at the illustrious underground Funk 'n Waffles. April 4th 8pm.
$3 admission

With films by:
Ashley Ferris, Phil Loeb & Mike Canale, Scott Austin, Alexey, Mark Povinelli , Elizabeth Greene, Jonny Fong & Phil Radkey, Adam Gold, Evan Ferrairo, Kyle Corea & Stone Dow, Erick Ferris & Gordon Brookes, Alex Jager, Brett Kashmere, Keech, Rose & Kohlbrenner, Kyle Corea & Mike Broderick, KVJB, Christina Kolozsvary

The films are on their way to Exclusive as I type, with soundtracks in their final stages. Looking forward to the screening and a new lot of films to welcome spring!