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One Take Super 8 Event

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$5 – $75

Announcing Vancouver Island’s first-ever One Take Super 8 Event!

The One Take Super 8 Event began in 2000 in Regina and since then it has inspired the creation and screening of over 1,000 films in 50 locations around the world!

This is an open call for YOU to participate. Discover the nostalgia, creativity, and joy of celluloid film by making your own 3-minute Super 8 movie. No experience necessary! Only 25 spots available, and registration is first-come first-serve. Spots WILL fill up quickly!

Registration includes: One black and white Super 8 film cartridge, Super 8 camera rental, workshop, film processing and digital scan, screening fee, and a ticket to the screening event on April 5th.

Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline: Monday January 28th
>> Click Here to Register on Eventbrite >>

What does “one-take” mean?

• No editing and no re-takes.
• You may choose to film your movie in one continuous shot, or plan to shoot scene-by-scene in proper order, or simply create a collage of images.
• Super 8 film does not record sound. You may choose to separately create a digital soundtrack (but note that it might not play in perfect sync with your images). Silent films are okay too!
• No peeking – you will see your finished film for the first time along with the audience at a community screening!

Check out a few examples from past events:
• Hat Trick by Kayla Jeanson
• Attic Playroom by Gerald Saul
• 45 by Charles-André Coderre
• Goths! On the Bus! by Karen & Jaimz Asmundson

FREE Super 8 workshop!

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend a free workshop on February 2nd to learn the ins and outs of Super 8 film and cameras, as well as tips and tricks to stage your one-take production. Camera bookings are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Cameras may also be rented or borrowed from elsewhere, or dig your own out of that box in the basement! This event is a not only a fun way to test the creativity of indie filmmakers, but is also a great way for beginners to try out analogue film and show your work in front of an audience!


Mon Jan. 28th: Registration deadline + film cartridges distributed
Sat Feb. 2nd: Super 8 / One-Take Workshop at CineVic at 12:00 noon
Fri. Mar. 1st: Films DUE at CineVic by 2:00pm (no extensions!)
Tues. Mar. 26th: Soundtrack files DUE at CineVic by 2:00pm (not required)
Fri. Apr. 5th: Screening at Metro Studio Theatre at 7:00pm ($5 admission)

Stick around after the screening for a short reception to launch our 7th annual Short Circuit film festival!

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

Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline: Monday January 28th
>> Click Here to Register on Eventbrite >>

CineVic acknowledges and respects the long history of the Lekwungen people, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.

Many thanks to our event partners:
MediaNet / FLUX Media Gallery
Antimatter [Media Art]

Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Niagara Custom Lab
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

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


April 5
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$5 – $75
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Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2L2 Canada