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Straight 8 teams up with Sheffield Doc/Fest

Straight 8, the international Super 8 short film fest, has teamed up with the Sheffield Documentary Festival to present its first-ever doc program on Nov. 6.
September 20, 2010

Straight 8, the international Super 8 short film fest, has teamed up with the Sheffield Documentary Festival to present its first-ever doc program on Nov. 6. Straight 8 challenges filmmakers to create a three minute and 20 second film in sequence on one roll of film and then send the undeveloped film to organizers who develop it and show the finished film for the first time at the screening event. Unlike recent straight 8 events, every film submitted will be screened, no matter how it turns out. ‘Having a guaranteed cinema audience is liberating and terrifying in equal measure,’ says straight 8 founder Ed Sayers. ‘We hope it drives people to make the film that they want to make and to make it the best that they can.’ For full details including deadline info, visit www.straight8.net.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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