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!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

So Much News!

We're almost at the end of the year, and it's been a busy few months for the OTS8.

Shortly after the Saskatchewan screenings this past summer, we were fortunate to continue our partnership with Revel8 in Perth, Australia which screened 6 films made by Regina and Saskatoon filmmakers. These 6 films (you can see on youtube) received a brand new soundtrack thanks to local composers and musicians in Perth. Jay Sotkowy's Nunchuk Connection won Best International Super 8 Film!

The filmmakers who screened there included:
Shakey Wilson - Welcome to Rosthern
Kyath Battie - Prism
Amber Phelps Bondaroff - Enter the Egg
Stephanie McKay - The Last Great Gentleman
Catherine Lemire - Latin Fever

And a few weeks back Winnipeg celebrated their 11th!!!! OTS8 at WNDX.

That's a lot of Manitoba films over a decade, and we're thrilled that they are still going strong. (See list of films and filmmakers at the bottom of this post)

Florida is getting underway their with 9th annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree and announced their call for submissions. The screening is going to be at the Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale which used to be the Cinema Paradiso. This was actually the venue for the very first OTS8 in Florida way back in March 2006. This year's screening will be at 1pm on December 10th. They might consider a name change to Super 8 Cinema Matinee!

We'll keep you posted on some upcoming small gauge festivals in the new year and let you know if some OTS8 participants are screening their work again.

After more than a decade and hundreds of films, you would think Winnipegers would have run out of original ideas for super 8 films. You would be wrong. Over thirty new, never-seen- before small gauge reels will be added to WNDX’s One Take Super 8 Event canon of filmic wonder. The event has been going for long enough; some of the original films are prime for a reboot, no? With no set theme or criteria, anything can happen in these single reel, unedited super 8 films. First time filmmakers and experienced veterans face the same anxiety around their vintage cameras and creative visions. Regardless of the outcome, audiences are guaranteed a one of a kind film screening featuring local talent on the big screen adding new treasures to a long history of totally independent and budget conscious filmmaking in the peg.
Shaylyn Plett + Janelle Tougas – This Field of Grass / Cet Espace Vert
Solmund MacPherson – Crime of Passion
Brendon Yarish – Free Hugs
Alyssa Bornn – Material Test 01
Michael Butterworth + Cameron Cummings – Sad Club
Aaron Zeghers – The Salesman
Britney Kornel – The Capri Motel
Timothy Maton – this isn’t anti-art
Darren Young – Catcalls
Tavis Putnam – Clean Freak
Jenny Bisch – Danse Pas de Dudes
Cottontail Productions – Prayer Break
Kenton Smith – Gudrun at the Sea
Jnznbrk – chroma
Ian Bawa – Missing Toes
Karen Asmundson – Tasman Hates the Beach
Eric Plamondon – Positive End Notes
Colby Richardson – Convolve
Ryan Simmons – 3 minutes of pure rock
A Black Helicopter – Jelqing
Ryan Steel – Little Foot
Divya Mehra – Allow suffering to speak (I’m too sad to tell you)
Milos Mitrovic – Boring Movie
Scott Fitzpatrick – Zombie Pt. 1
Jared Adams – We Did it All
Jaymez – Anna Darvulia
Trevor Kristjanson – Roomies: The Lost Episode
Damien Ferland + Gwen Trutnau – Nightmall
Nigel Webber – Reserved Parking
Kevin Bacon – The Cold-Footed Bride