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Companies Go Head-to-Head in Celluloid Short Filmmaking Challenge Straight 8 Shootout

The APA and Cinelab Film & Digital present ‘straight 8 shootout 2024’ with additional support from SHOTS, Warner Chappell Production Music, and MACHINESHOP. 



Everyone is welcome at this unusually upbeat event where an amazing line-up of companies are competing, having made a short film, edited entirely in-camera, on just one roll of super 8 film! Every film will be shown - no matter how, or even if, it came out. A live vote in the auditorium and trophy ceremony will be the climax of the show - not to be missed if you’re in Cannes.


The line-up

AFFECT SOUND // AGILE STUDIO // HUMANT LIFE // KAUS // IMAGINE THIS // IRIS // MAD COW FILMS // MR+POSITIVE // NOT JUST ANY // ODELAY FILMS // OUTSIDER // PRESENCE // RSA // SQUIRE STUDIO // THE&PARTNERSHIP // VCCP


The main event

  • Cinema Les Arcades, 77 Rue Felix Faure, Cannes on Friday June 21st. 

  • 10-10:45 am - Petit Déjeuner en pleine air - sponsored by SHOTS. 10.45am - Doors open. 

  • 11am - Rolls the films! 

  • 12:45pm We’re wrapped - after voting and award ceremony in the cinema. Cannes tickets are available here. No festival pass required. 


For Londoners not going to Cannes there’s an opportunity to see the event re-run at The Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square at 6pm on Thursday June 27th, followed by nearby after party.


Buy London tickets here


Partners

straight 8 shootout is supported by APA, Cinelab Film+Digital, Warner Chappell Production Music, SHOTS and MACHINESHOP 


Any kind of creative company is invited to take the straight 8 shootout challenge: to make a 2.5 minute short film created entirely in-camera on just one cartridge of super 8mm film. Every shot is taken in story order, with no opportunity for re-takes or editing. Any visual effects, colouring and titling must be done the old-fashioned way: as part of the shoot, with the camera. Super 8 doesn’t record sound, so soundtracks are made ‘blind’ and must be original.


Entrants send their exposed but un-developed film cartridges to straight 8 partners Cinelab Film & Digital who will process and scan the films. straight 8 will then line up each soundtrack with the first frame of the film. It’s that ‘simple’. 


Find out more information here

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