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, June 30, 2014

One Week Away! and WNDX call for submissions.

Things are moving along very nicely to our 2nd Annual Screening in Saskatoon. The films are being processed today in Burbank, and should make their way back to the great white north later this week.

In the meantime, our friends at the Roxy have kindly illuminated us on their marquee.

WNDX has announced their call for submissions for their 9th annual OTS8 (where did the years go!!!) This event has become a proud offspring of our SK institution, with films from it garnering accolades across the globe. Even if you are not making a film for it, it's a great festival and the films are always a hit.

And speaking of proud offspring, our friends in Syracuse keep on rollin' (super 8) with their successful event that continues to build community year after year in the salt city, NY state.
they're moving to a new venue (St. Clare Theatre) which looks pretty fancy, and they've also found their color stock with Pro8mm (who we are using this year) which has made it possible for the OTS8 events to continue! We'll keep you posted here when they announce their call for submissions.

Looking forward to a lot more small gauge film on screen in the coming months.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saskatoon poster

Voila! Here it is, the 2014 Saskatoon event poster. Thanks to David Lariviere for the design (points to anyone who caught the resemblance to the old Super 8 motel logo).

Also, thanks to Tucker and John Vaughn at Tuckers Tshirts for help in printing up the posters (and giving me a chance to try my hand at screen printing). You'll see these one of a kind prints up around Riversdale and the rest of Saskatoon over the next couple weeks.

We're also printing up some t-shirts for the event with this poster design. If you are keen to get your hands on one, make sure you drop us a line before July 4 to get details.

The films got sent south of the border today to Pro8mm to be processed. Fingers crossed they make it back in time for the screening.

Thanks to the Roxy Theatre as well. It's always exciting to see our event displayed a big marquee.

We'll be posting the full line up of filmmakers in the next few days. It's going to be a great group of 24 films here in the bridge city!

Verb Article

Adam Hawboldt did a great write up in Verb Magazine previewing the Saskatoon screening and Jennifer Sparrowhawk who has been a multiple event participant (in both Saskatoon & Regina).

We're also very happy to announce that Shift Development has joined the event as a sponsor this year, being a great supporter of 20th Street culture and the revitalization of Riversdale. We're excited to be a part of the neighbourhood and have great partners involved.

The films are off to the lab, anxious to see what returns from Pro8. 24 films this year, doubling last year's event. 

And finally, we'll be screen printing our posters tomorrow with generous help from Tuckers Tshirts. (another great Riversdale partner). We'll post the image here soon. It's another one of a kind screen print in a limited edition. You'll see them around town, and if you're lucky you can pick one up at the screening.

Monday, June 16, 2014

In Production!

Saskatoon films are rolling as we speak. As everyone has about a week left before we send all the reels back to Burbank to be processed. It sounds like people have really taken up the challenge this year, with over 22 participants signed up, many of them First-time OTS8 participants. One production over the weekend started early on a Saturday morning, and concluded at 5am on Sunday!!! that's commitment. Looking forward to seeing the final result.

We're in the middle of designing our poster and getting it printed, you'll see it up around Riversdale in the next week or 2.

Excitement is building, and we're very grateful to partner with PAVED Arts and the Roxy Theatre in bringing this event back to Saskatoon for the 2nd straight year.