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, March 21, 2016


Syracuse hosted their 9th OTS8 over the weekend and premiered a new swatch of films from the 29 submissions. The Daily Orange provided a great article about the event and interviews with its participants. I love the irony that the headline says 'videographers produce a film'. too funny, it used to be the opposite problem of 'filmmakers making videos'.

A big congratulations to Jason and Briana Kohlbrenner on staging another fantastic event and their commitment to providing an opportunity to first time filmmakers to create new work and share it locally.

Meanwhile, both Montreal and Vancouver filmmakers have picked up their cartridges and are in the middle of production on their various one take projects. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out, with some really experienced filmmakers taking part in both cities.