Do., 20. Feb. | Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park

Sold out: Straight 8 – Best of Super 8 Short Films

Celebrating the art of shooting on film, we are screening a special programme of the best short films shot on Super 8 (8mm film) from 2019 (including 2 Berlin films), all of which defy definition and genre.
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Time & Location

20. Feb. 2020, 19:00
Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin, Germany

About The Event

Berlin Film Society & Factory Berlin present

Straight 8: Best Super 8 Short Films + Q&A  

one super 8 cartridge. no editing. 

"The magic of cinema in its purest form." – Asif Kapadia  

Since 1999, straight 8 has been challenging anyone and everyone to make a short film on one super 8 cartridge, with no editing, no grading, no post, and to see it for the first time in a packed cinema. 

Celebrating the art of shooting on film, we are screening a special programme of the best short films shot on Super 8 (8mm film) from 2019 (including 2 Berlin films), all of which defy definition and genre.  

Join us on Thursday 20th February for a very special night of filmmaking craft in its purest form!  

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Berlin Film Society members get 2 free tickets when you join, priority booking, 10% discount on tickets, invites to members-only screenings and networking events, and other special offers from our sponsors and partners.  

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18:30 – doors open & grab a drink!  

19:00 – intro + screening starts 

20:30 – Q&A with straight 8 founder & director, Ed Sayers  

21:00 – end 



Berlin Filmmakers! Time is running out to make a short film on super 8 with no editing for Cannes Film Festival this May. Enter straight 8 2020 now at: 

We're offering a special Berlin-only discount exclusively to guests at this event, with a deadline extension until March 20th, so you'll have a few extra weeks to shoot your film! 


about straight 8 

straight 8 is a filmmaking competition founded in London by director Ed Sayers in 1999. Ever since, straight 8 has challenged filmmakers to create a short film on a single cartridge of super 8mm cine film, with no editing, no re-takes, no grade, no post-production. 

The visuals for the films are completed in-camera, shooting in story order, editing only with each pull of the camera's trigger. Every shot taken will be in the film. 

Super 8 cameras do not record sound (these days), so the directors have to submit a separate, totally original soundtrack, without having seen their film, which is then lined up with their first frame of picture. 

The first time successful directors see their own films is together with the audience at one of straight 8's packed premieres, including at Cannes Film Festival where their next and 14th premiere will be held this May. 

straight 8’s 2019 competition is open for entry now and many German filmmakers have succeeded before. So this is the perfect way to get inspired and aim to be one of the talented ones to make it to Cannes in 2019. 



about factory berlin 

Factory Berlin is an international community of innovators and changemakers who empower each other to create, share, and disrupt. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York, Factory Berlin brings together the brightest minds from tech, politics, arts, and science into one dynamic and collaborative ecosystem. 

"They say you are who you surround yourself with, and at Factory Berlin we believe this couldn’t be more true. Work amongst like minded, driven, creative individuals and push yourself and your ideas to the next level." 

Find out more about joining the community and get access to Factory Berlin's co-working spaces in Görlitzer Park and Mitte here: 


with thanks to 

Factory Berlin 

Straight 8

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