Fr., 08. Feb. | Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park

Straight 8 x Berlinale Special: The Best Super 8 Short Films

Fri 8th Feb – drinks reception + premiere + Q&A with straight 8 founder, Ed Sayers, and Berlin Film Society founder, Jack Howard
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

08. Feb. 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, Lohmühlenstraße 65, 12435 Berlin, Germany

About The Event

Straight 8 x Berlinale Special: The Best Super 8 Short Films

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 20 years of Straight 8 and the art of shooting on film, the Berlin Film Society is bringing a special 'Greatest Hits' programme to Berlin, featuring 20 unforgettable short films shot on Super 8, all of which defy definition and genre.

Join us for a complimentary drinks reception before the films start from 18:30-19:30, courtesy of our partner, Jameson Irish Whiskey.



18:30 – complimentary drinks reception

19:30 – intro + screening starts

20:40 – Q&A with straight 8 founder & director, Ed Sayers

21:00 – end


about straight 8

straight 8 is a filmmaking competition founded in London by Ed Sayers in 1999. For 20 years, 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 becomes will be in the film.

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

The first time the directors have seen their own films is together with the audience at one of straight 8's packed premieres, including at Cannes Film Festival each year.


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

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

Hotel nhow Berlin




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