Tickets are on sale for straight 8 shootout Cannes 2019
straight 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.
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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