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!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Entry forms for Regina and Saskatoon

Here they are!

If you haven't already signed up you can find the forms below (if they won't print, send us an e-mail at onetakesuper8event(at) and we'll forward them to you as pdf files. Or just drop by the filmpool (Regina) or Paved Arts (Saskatoon) and you can fill out a form there.

Drop off your entry form and fee at the Filmpool or Paved Arts by the 30th (or before 25 other people beat you to it in each city) and start making your film!

Looking forward to this year's line up!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saskatchewan, bigger than ever!

Well, the time is upon us and we are thrilled to announce the return of the One Take Super 8 Event to Regina and for the first time we will be hosting an event in Saskatoon.

We'll be accepting participants starting this week. We'll post the entry form on this blog.

Filmmakers will have a few weeks to shoot their films, and then we'll be premiering the Saskatoon participants at the Roxy Theatre on June 11, and the Regina films at the RPL theatre on June 13.

We are thrilled to be creating more super 8 films in Saskatchewan than we ever have before and are very excited to be working with new partners. All of this would not be possible without the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Paved Arts, RPL theatre and the Roxy Theatre.

Looking forward to posting more news from the events in the weeks to come.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Syracuse coming up!

We're on the verge of Syracuse's 7th annual event with over 30 new super 8 films premiered at the Bank on April 20th. Exciting list of new and returning filmmakers to the event. Sure to be worth your $5, just for the free popcorn and soda alone.

In other OTS8 news, Jaimz and Karen Asmundson will be screening their WNDX 2012 OTS8 film Citizens Against Basswood at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, which is a first for an OTS8 film! Congrats to Jaimz and Karen (and a great follow up to having their film Goths! On a Bus! screened at the Telefilm Canada's market in Cannes last year). For those in Toronto, they can see the film - playing with Winnipeg feature Special Ed - about animator  (and past OTS8 participant) Ed Ackerman April 29, April 30, and May 4.

 It will be a digital transfer screening at the festival, so seeing the original film remains a privilege to those who saw it at the Gas Station Theatre during WNDX last October in Winnipeg. And for those needing more of a super 8 fix at Hot Docs, I highly recommend seeing Our Nixon by director Penny Lane. An incredible assembly of footage shot by Nixon's aides during his time in office. The transfer looks amazing, and it's a fascinating look at how super 8 really was the original iPhone when it came to constant and instant motion picture making. And for recent super 8 filmmaking, Kelly O'brien's Softening reflects on super 8 as a home movie device in her incredibly personal and beautiful family diary film.

Big news coming later this week announcing another couple of OTS8 events :)