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!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Line ups for Saskatoon and Regina

We're excited to have all the participant names for this year's events.

This is not the final screening order (cause that's always a surprise!) but these are all the people who submitted a cartridge which are being processed as I type.

For Saskatoon!
Cameron Duff, Catherine Lemire, Dave Turcotte, Adeel Salman, Mark Ferguson, Red Smarteez, Ania Slusarczyk, Marcel Petit, Brad Proudlove, Kevin Wesaquate, Gray Myrfield, Shakey Wilson, Derk Gerwin, Alex Rogalski, Tanjalee Kuhl, Jesse Doig, Emily Kohlert, Jean-Sebastien Gauthier, Reincarnating Fred.

And Regina!
Noelle Duddridge, Sarah Huber, Mike Rollo, Gerald Saul, William Bessai-Saul, Eric Hill, Amber Phelps Bondaroff, Brian Stockton, Jay Sotkowy, Kevin Dowler, Dianne Ouellette, Nelson Mitchell, Nick Holroyd, Martin Makowski, Karen Elliott, Jori Cachene, Peter Brass, Patrick Palmer, Kristine Dowler, Gord Pepper, berni hi & Chrystene Ells, Ian Campbell, Colby Richardson, Ken Wilson

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Montréal est prête

Our cine-comrades in Montreal have been busy organizing the 5th OTS8 which is set to take place at La Salla Rosa on May 27th at 8pm.

Our great thanks to the Double Negative Collective for putting together a great group of filmmakers. And kudos to the Canada Council for supporting the event (We really should consider asking the CC to get behind the SK events someday :)

Some incredible films have come out of the Montreal events, and the screenings are definitely one of a kind.  If you are in the 514, head to the event, and join their Facebook event page.

24 films by 28 filmmakers will hit the screen, see below for a list of filmmaker names.
Jason Auger ⋅ Audréane Beaucage ⋅ Caroline Blais ⋅ Jérôme Bretéché ⋅ Charlotte Clermont
Charles-André Coderre & Claudia Garceau ⋅ Ariel Desbiens ⋅ Wassili Dudan ⋅ Hannah Fleet
Jose Garcia-Lozano ⋅ Shannon Harris ⋅ Christopher Johnstone ⋅ Anne Koizumi ⋅ Sylvie Laplante
Sarah Anita McNeill ⋅ Sonya Mladenova & Vitalyi Bulychev ⋅ Marc Pelletier ⋅ Andrés Solis
Sonya Stefan & Charlotte Bonin ⋅ Svava Tergesen ⋅ Guillame Vallée ⋅ Erin Weisgerber
Matthew Wolkow ⋅ Steven Woloshen & Alexandra Grimanis.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 poster, and films are heading to the lab!

We are very excited that we'll be doing another limited edition screen printed poster for this year's event in Saskatoon and Regina, designed by David Lariviere, and printed by Tucker's T-Shirts (but sometimes posters :). Depending on whether you're in Regina or Saskatoon will determine how you see it :) They'll be popping up around town very soon.

The film cartridges were being dropped off fast and furious in both cities today, as we near the 50 total films for the events. Excitement is definitely building toward our screenings at the Roxy and the RPL Theatre on the 4th and 5th of June respectively.

Now filmmakers are busy getting their audio tracks together, and we're thrilled that the line up of participants is a great mix of veteran OTS8 filmmakers and first time super 8 shooters. Here's hoping all the cameras cooperated for one more year. We'll announce the names of the filmmakers here soon.

The films are being shipped to Toronto and thanks to Sebastjan and his team at Niagara Custom Lab for their processing and providing us with the film stock for the event this year.
And a final thanks to PAVED Arts and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative for being great partners in providing equipment, expertise, and a place to pick up film for the events this year.