Connections, a 2008 straight 8 film by Steve Oram & Nick Lear
Entries are now open for this year’s straight 8 competition. For those of you not in the know, straight 8 invites filmmakers to make a film on a single cartridge of super 8 film and enter it undeveloped and unedited to the competition (with an original soundtrack). Then you just sit back and wait to discover if anything will have come out…
Black Whispers in an Elephant Sky by Oliver Ralph
This year’s straight 8 is in conjunction with Rushes and the best entries to the competition from those working in advertising will be screened at the Cannes Advertising Festival in June, with more films also shown at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in July. Rushes will also be creating digital transfers of each film so they can be compiled onto a straight 8 DVD.
The Last Trip by Malcolm Finlay
To give you some inspiration, shown here are some of the best straight 8 films of 2008. The deadline for completed entries to this year’s comp is March 30. All info is at straight8.net.
The Getaway, by David Padadac, Dermot Power & George Georgiou