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, September 30, 2010


Join us tonight at the RPL theatre at 7pm, as we have a filmmakers' cocktail with light snacks and refreshments to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

We'll be premiering 24 new films at 8pm to what we're anticipating will be another very anxious, excited capacity audience. Stay tuned for a review of the show tomorrow as we highlight the films, and hopefully (fingers crossed) get through another year without a catastrophic projector malfunction. (Don't worry we have a back up or 2)

See you tonight! If you're killing time waiting for the films tonight, check out Greg Beatty's preview of the event at the Prairie Dog.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Poster!

Well, here it is. Our lovingly screen printed poster is on its way to billboards and lightposts near you Regina. Merchguy has done a bang up job again, with this original design. It's a great way to celebrate our first decade of super 8 films.

I managed to compile some statistics from our first 9 years which are quite impressive.

Since 2000 , The Regina OTS8 has screened 226 original super 8 films (add on this year's 25 and we crest the 250 mark!)
Of those 226 films, there were a number of repeating filmmakers (only a few of who have participated all 10 years). In total 113 different artists helped created those 226 films. This does not include the numerous individuals who undoubtedly helped create the masterpieces. If you have any favorite OTS8 memories that you want to share, please do so in the comments field (favorite film, soundtrack, audience interaction). Looking forward to loading up the projector in Regina for the 10th time. Stay tuned for full program details.


To celebrate our 5th anniversary at WNDX, the OTS8 is proud to be the presenting partner of our 1st (not really an) invitational mini-golf tournament.

We have a limited capacity for entrants, but for those keen on a Saturday morning tee-time, we'll be kicking things off at 10am at U-Puttz (I think that name is endlessly funny). E-mail us if you're interested in participating. It'll set you back $10, and prizes will be awarded. We might even have celebrity guests. It'll be 18 holes of black light golf madness.

If you want to check out the lay of the land, you can visit their site here. No caddies provided. Must carry your own ball and putter (which are included in the price :)

Monday, September 20, 2010


Here's the line up of filmmakers for the 10th Annual OTS8 in Regina.

Some familiar names, and a number of new ones. One thing is guaranteed. All the films will be fresh, and ready for a hungry audience.

Dianne Ouellette, Lesley Farley, Sarah Abbott, Nick Holroyd, Jael Bartnik, Peter Stinson, Don Best, Brian Ganong, William Bessai-Saul, Gerald Saul, Yvonne Abusow, Cory MacLean, Eric Hill, Katherine Skelton, Alex Rogalski, Rob Hillstead, Marcel Petit, Dave Turcotte, Tricia Martin, Charlie Hill, Ryan Hill, Jade Duckett, berny hi, Krystal Lewis, Dan Suchoboki.