straight 8, the hugely successful short film competition where entrants shoot on super 8 film and edit in-camera, is holding its first ever major retrospective screening.

The event will celebrate straight 8’s 20th year and will be held at the London Short Film Festival this Sunday night [January 13] and, lucky you, some seats still remain.

The show will be an extraordinary collection of impressive shorts - all made on super 8 with not a single splice - from the straight 8 competition since its inception in 1999.

The 20 straight8est Hits Vol.1 line-up will be revealed on the night, and some of the early films have been re-scanned from the original celluloid by Cinelab London so will be seen as never before.

"So many cinematic mini-masterpieces have been a big part of the straight 8 journey since 1999."

“If you like your visual storytelling as raw as it gets, you'll love this,” said Ed Sayers, the founder of straight 8 [pictured top]. ““It was seriously hard to choose just 20 straight8est hits hence we’ve called it vol.1. So many cinematic mini-masterpieces have been a big part of the straight 8 journey since 1999. This really is one of the most solid collections of shorts you will ever see.

“Congrats to all who made these wonders - straight 8 is indebted to your creative bravery. The big screen at Regent Street Cinema may actually catch fire.”

If you’d like to celebrate the start of the 20th anniversary year of straight 8 at London Short Film Festival and meet many of the makers then a limited amount of seats remain.

You can check availability and book tickets by visiting this ticket link.

It’s also the perfect way to get inspired for straight 8 2019 because entry for this year’s competition is open nowwith places going fast.


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