Presented by the APA, in association with Cinelab London and CICLOPE Festival, the straight 8 industry shootout is a global industry battle – a company to company showdown – to produce the best film on one super 8 cartridge, without editing or post-production according to straight 8’s strict rules.
ALL of the films – good, bad or ugly – will be screened for the very first time, even to their makers, 5:30pm local time on Thursday October 26th, at Kino International, Berlin as part of the CICLOPE International Festival of Craft.
There are 16 companies, from 13 countries and 5 continents have taken up the challenge:
WCRS (Lon, UK), EL RIO (Buenos Aires, Arg), ELECTRIC THEATRE COLLECTIVE (Lon, UK), FRAMESTORE PICTURES (Culver City, USA), BLACK RABBIT (Warsaw, Pol), SMUGGLER (Lon, UK), THE LIFT (Mexico City, Mex), RED RAGE (Dublin, Ire), STELLAR FILMS (Tallinn, Estonia), MOONWALK (Paris, Fra), TFC JAPAN (Tokyo, japan), SMILE (Barcelona, Esp), CINE BRAZIL (Sao Paolo, Bra), CZAR (Amsterdam, Hol), CAB FILMS (Cape Town, South Africa), RADICAL MEDIA (Lon, UK)
There’s no creative brief, so anything could happen. Audience vote will decide the winners and the winning companies donate prize-money to the charities of their choosing.
The winners will be announced globally on twitter @straight8 at approximately 8pm BST.