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, February 25, 2010

OTS8 Represents at $100 film Festival

This coming weekend is the 18th annual $100 Film Festival in Calgary, AB. It' s a great chance to see celluloid projections on screen.

The One Take Super 8 Event has a strong presence at this year's event. Of the 44 films being shown at this year's festival 11 of them were made for past One Take Super 8 Events in Regina and Winnipeg (that's a third of all Canadian films in the fest).

So, if you haven't had a chance to see these super 8 originals since their premieres back in 2008/09, here's your chance. (If you can't make it to the festival, I've included links to some that are posted online. )

berny hi & Jemma Gilboy - Cinema Scelta (Regina 2008)
Brent Braaten - Typewritus Oceana (Regina 2008)
Daniel Suchoboki - Untitled 2 (Regina 2008)
Helder Carvajal - Beez in the Hood (Regina 2008)
Jeannie Straub & Jayden Soroka - Waaa? (Regina 2008)
Lexi Rennebohm - Composition (Regina 2008)
Peter Brass - Breakfast (Regina 2008)
Terry Mialkowsky & Shannon Jardine - Bill Seaton's C.L.E.A.N. Filmmaking Guide (Regina 2008)

We're also thrilled that these past participants of OTS8 events are screening films at the festival this year. Congratulations to Philippe Leonard, Solomon Nagler, and Alexandre Larose.

Monday, February 1, 2010

OTS8 @ IMAGES Festival 2010

So, we've finally arrived at the moment of big news for 2010 (that we've been hinting to for a couple months). It's now official, we'll be having our first OTS8 in Toronto! To make that news more exciting, we're holding it in conjunction with the esteemed Images Festival.

Want to know how to take part. READ ON!

25 new super 8 films will premiere at the 23rd Images Festival, running from April 1 to 10, 2010, and you could be the director of one of them. The 25 filmmakers will be selected by an open call lottery.

If you want to be included as one of the potential filmmakers, send your name, phone #, and film stock desired: Ektachrome (colour), Tri-X (b/w) or Plus-X (b/w) to with the subject line heading 'IMAGES OTS8'.

The Images Festival One Take Super 8 Event is open to any one interested in making a film, but limited to GTA residents only. No experience is required (but creativity always appreciated). If you are unable to provide your own working super 8 camera, arrangements can be made if you are one of the selected filmmakers.

You can enter your name in the draw until Friday, February 12 (only one submission per person), at which time 25 names will be randomly selected and notified.

Those selected 25 filmmakers will pay a $40 registration fee and receive 1 cartridge of film (reversal stock only), processing and a premiere to a wildly excited Images audience! Filmmakers will have 4 weeks to shoot their film and return it for processing. What is shot, is what is shown. Filmmakers will not have a chance to preview or edit their film previous to the Images Festival screening.


DEADLINE FOR ENTRY Friday February 12th, 2010