Written by Shona Smith on Jun 19, 2019. Posted in Awards and Festivals

Tickets are on sale for straight 8 shootout Cannes 2019

Presented by the APA and Cinelab London, the straight 8 shootout premiere is back in Cannes for the 4th consecutive year and the lineup has been annpounced. Tickets are on sale now

straight 8 shootout cannes 2019 screening flyerstraight 8 shootout is a company-to-company showdown to produce the best 2.5 minute film on super 8 without editing or post-production, seeing it for the first time at its premiere in Cannes.

The premiere will take place on Thursday June 20 at 11am at the Cinema Les Arcades, 77 Rue Faure, Cannnes. A free breakfast for ticket holders hosted by Madam Films will take place before the premiere at 10am.

Steve Davies, APA Chief Executive comments “We are delighted to be part of presenting straight 8 in Cannes again this year. It’s the most exciting- because the film makers see their films for the first time at the Cannes screening- and creative- make a three minute film with no editing- event of the week.”

straight 8’s rules dictate that every shot is taken in story order on a single cartridge of super 8 film, with no opportunity for retakes or editing. Any visual effects, colouring and titling mist be done the old-fashioned way: as part of the shoot, with the camera. Entrants send their exposed film cartridges to straight 8’s partner Cinelab London to process and scan. Because super 8 does not record sound, soundtracks are made by entrants without actually seeing their film, and are original.

The first time that anyone sees even their own work is at the premiere where straight 8 line up the soundtrack with the first frame of each film. A live vote follows the screening, with the top three winning companies awarded trophies.

Check out these BTS shots for a glimpse of what some of them have been up to.straight 8 shootout cannes 2019 BTS montage

This year, fifteen teams from creative companies all over the world have all made films with no creative brief, in a bid to win the showdown in Cannes and donate prize money to their selected charity.

The lineup for straight 8 shootout at Cannes 2019 is:

Rattling Stick, London, UK

Curious, Auckland, New Zealand

Rankin Film, London, UK

Director’s Guild, Helsinki, Finland

Iris Worldwide (Gold Winner 2018), London, UK

Motherland, Dublin, Ireland

Rock Hound, London, UK

Airbag (x2!), Melbourne, Australia

Taiyo Kikaku (Gold Winner shootout online 2018), Tokyo, Japan

Forever Pictures, London, UK

The Producers (Silver Winner 2018), Melbourne, Australia

British Arrows Doorway, London, UK

Society, Los Angeles, USA

Partizan, London, UK

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