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You loved it last year? You’ll love it this year! 


Factory Berlin is once again partnering with the Berlin Film Society to bring back the Straight 8: Best Super 8 Short Films using one super 8 cartridge and 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!



6:30pm: Doors open & grab a drink!
7:00 – 8:30pm: Intro and screening starts
8:30 – 9:00pm: Q&A with straight 8 founder & director, Ed Sayers

About the Berlin Film Society

BFS is a registered association with the aim to promote great films and new directors, international film and culture, and bring about cultural exchange. BFS desires to establish a multicultural dialogue among members of diverse cultures, religions and nations.


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 2020 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 2020.


For limited free member tickets please send an email to sara.koller-alonso@factoryberlin.com.


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February 20

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


5th Floor Cinema, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park


Partner Event