Written by Shona Smith on Oct 18, 2019. Posted in General Interest

straight 8 shootout online 2019 to premiere at FOCUS London

Will you be attending FOCUS 2019? Do you want to put your newest creative work on our big screen? The good news is we’ve partnered with straight 8: the one-super-8-cartridge-no-editing film competition to give you the chance on our big screen to kick off the show.  

What's the catch? You won't have even seen your work yourself...

Join us at on Tuesday 3 December at the Business Design Centre, London from 10-11, where fifteen short films of up to 2.5 minutes each made entirely in camera on super 8, will be seen for the first time ever: even by the people that made them! Click here to receive your free delegate badge for the event. 

straight 8 shootout is open to any kind of creative company anywhere in the world and will be screened live online at the same time as the event at our show. The first straight 8 shootout online took place in December 2018 and entering companies in USA, Canada, Argentina, London, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Tokyo tuning in to see their work online at the same time.

Clara Le, Commercial Director, FOCUS Show Ltd & The Location Guide “We are thrilled to be partnering with straight 8 for the first time. As long-term fans of the shootout, it is a pleasure to host the next world premiere at our December show. The online shootout is another amazing way to showcase creative talents from across the global industry, so what event is more fitting for this premiere than FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production?”.

Steve Davies, Chief Executive, APA London comments “straight 8 is the most fun filmmaking competition for companies. Watching the films with the filmmakers who haven’t seen them either is compelling- they might be great, and often are, but if they aren’t, it's only a couple of minutes and you're on to the next one! The online version is even more exciting as there's no knowing how many people are tuning in.”

A limited number of companies are allowed to compete and it’s first come first served. Once entered, they have until November 22nd to deliver their exposed but un-processed cartridge of film to Cinelab London.

Check out all the details and get involved - if you’re quick enough to grab a place - at straight8.net/shootout-online.  

FOCUS the meeting place for international production in London on the 3rd & 4th of December. Click here to receive your free delegate badge.

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