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!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Running Super 8 Back to Saskatoon

We're very excited to announce the 2nd One Take Super 8 Event in Saskatoon! (the pic is from last year's event)

Due to popular demand and a generous host in The Roxy Theatre, who will open their stunning cinema to our super 8 films on July 8, 2014, we are now accepting entries for this year's event.

For an entry form, please email and we will forward you the pdf to fill out and return.

The event is open to any Saskatchewan resident.

As always the first 25 participants to sign up and pay the fee are included. We are closing registration by May 30 (and you will have until June 20 to shoot your film.).

Stay tuned for updates, and we'd like to thank our partners, the Roxy Theatre and PAVED Arts for their support in bringing this event back to Saskatoon.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Will the real Dave Barber Please Stand Up

After his debut at WNDX with the crowd favorite 'Will the Real Dave Barber Please Stand Up' in October 2013, Dave took his movie on the road to the prestigious Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto.

With Dave in attendance, it was a great festival screening. Seeing the film blown up on the big screen at Cineplex was a thrill and sharing the film with yet another big audience. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

CONTEST and Saskatoon news!

Hi all,

Just like a bear I went into hibernation for the past 6 months.

But spring is upon us, and my phone is ringing, as Saskatoon is eager to take up the super 8 challenge once more! We'll be providing details in the next week. But the venue is booked. July 8th is the date, next week we'll be launching our call for submissions. So keep a keen eye open. We are going to have colour reversal film available which is exciting, as last year this time, it seemed like we were saying farewell to the format.

Also, in the meantime super 8 fans (from all our events) if you have your one reel film sitting around collecting dust on the internet, check out this contest. is hosting a contest with some prizes. The deadline is May 19, so don't delay!

From their site :
Together with Indi we are challenging you, the filmmaker, to create a short film on any subject on a single roll of Super 8mm film. The Judge's Pick prize will be a brand new Super 8 camera-the Rhonda Cam-a special camera inspired by Rhonda Vigeant, Head of Marketing at Pro 8mm. The Jury selecting the Judge's Pick will consist of Pro 8mm staff, the Founders of the Super Gr8 Film Festival and award-winning filmmakers Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett who have shot Super 8 campaigns for and featuring Smashbox Cosmetics, Paris Hilton, Guess, Smart Girls Rock, Chase Bank and Anthony Mackie ("The Hurt Locker", "Gangster Squad"). So grab this opportunity to shine - there's nothing holding you back.

  • Prize Details: 1st place vote winner receives $250, 2nd place vote winner $100, 3rd place vote winner $50. See contest rules for details.
  • Guidelines: Please review the Director's Notes below along with our submission guidelines.
  • Submission Ends: Mon, May 19, 2014 12:00 PM PST
  • Voting Starts: Mon, May 19, 2014 12:00 PM PST
  • Voting Ends: Mon, May 26, 2014 12:00 PM PST

Directors Notes:

  • Submit a creative project or short film shot on a single roll of super 8 film.
  • All edits and titles need to be done on camera.
  • We would be honored if you would showcase your talent!