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One Take Super 8 🎬 Registration

June 30, 2022

The One Take Super 8 Event is back again for its third edition on Vancouver Island.

Get your name on the list for this fun, non-competitive, community-driven filmmaking and screening opportunity for curious newbies, hobbyists, artists, or even professional filmmakers. No experience necessary!

Super 8 film took the world by storm in the 1960s and 70s as an accessible way to make “home movies.” Today, the format remains an analogue escape from our digital world. The One Take Super 8 Event began in the year 2000 in Regina SK, and since then it has inspired the creation and screening of over 1,000 films in more than 50 locations around the world.

This is an open call for YOU to participate in our 2022 edition. Discover the nostalgia and joy of celluloid film by making your own 3-minute Super 8 movie. We’re keeping this retro analogue format alive – for the sheer fun of it!

Registration is restricted to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands area, as participants will need to access the film, camera, and local screening in Victoria BC. Limited spots available — registrations will fill up fast!

⚠️ Please note that registrations are now full and the participants are gearing up for some filmmaking this summer. Stay tuned for screening information coming soon. ⚠️

Registration Deadline:
June 30th 2022

Registration Fee:
$25 CineVic Members
$50 Non-Members

October 2022 (TBA)

Registration includes:

• One Super 8 film cartridge, your choice of colour or black & white, approximately 3 minutes long
• Access to a Super 8 camera from CineVic for one week (or use your own!)
• Watch a Super 8 webinar recording, to learn some “one-take” tips and tricks
• Film processing and digital scan, final copies provided to you after the screening
• Artist screening fee (we pay you to show your work!)
• Public screening event in October 2022

What does “one-take” mean?

• You may choose to film your movie in one continuous shot, or plan it all out scene-by-scene, or simply create a collage of images.
• No editing and no re-takes. If you shoot it, we see it — in the same order it was shot.
• Super 8 film does not record sound. You are encouraged to create and submit a separate digital soundtrack that will be played alongside the film projection. Note this will be a live, manual process and sound might not sync perfectly with your images during the screening. Silent films are okay too!
• No peeking – you will see your finished film for the first time along with the audience.

Check out a few examples from past events:

Ersatz Cats by Suzanne Moreau
Woo Woo! by Tyson Laidler
79 Summers by Ella Privet
G.G. Music Video by Joan Bessie
• Attic Playroom by Gerald Saul
• 45 by Charles-André Coderre
• Goths! On the Bus! by Karen & Jaimz Asmundson

Have a Super 8 Summer!

Cameras will be available after your registration is submitted and approved, for one-week loan periods in July and August. All CineVic camera bookings are available on a first-come first-serve basis. After your registration form and payment are complete, we will contact you to arrange pickup of your film cartridge and camera from CineVic headquarters in downtown Victoria. Cameras may also be borrowed from elsewhere, or dig your own out of that box in the basement!

Timeline of important dates:

• Thursday June 30th 2022: Registration Deadline
• July/August 2022: Pick a week to shoot your film (pro tip: dates are first-come first-served, so the earlier the better!)
• Monday August 29th 2022: Deadline for returning all films and cameras to CineVic (no extensions!)
• Friday September 30th 2022: Deadline for submitting digital soundtrack file (soundtracks encouraged but not required)
• October 2022 (date/time TBA): Public screening premiere in Victoria!

Please note: Films must be submitted by the deadline, as they will immediately be shipped away for processing that same day. Late films will NOT be processed or screened, and your artist screening fee will be forfeited.



Thank you to our event sponsors:
Niagara Custom Lab
MediaNet / FLUX Gallery

Antimatter Media Art Festival

CineVic acknowledges and respects the long history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.

CineVic gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Victoria, Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service.


June 30, 2022
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