***the8fest exhibits all work on film. Works selected for the festival, therefore, must be finished on small-gauge film (8mm, Super-8, Ultra Pan 8, 9.5 mm). We do not exhibit projects on video or digital.***
Films can be:- Experimental, animated, personal, handmade- Diary and essay films, documentaries- Live performance and music mixed with film- Films from everyday culture - historical footage, home movies
the8fest uses professional small-gauge projection equipment including Elmo GS-1200 and ST-1200 models. Our technicians and programmers have many years experience specializing in small-gauge film formats and technology. The greatest care will be taken in handling, previewing, and projecting films, but standard wear on prints is to be expected with any exhibition on celluloid. By submitting your film, you agree to waive the8fest of any liability for minor damage to the submitted film. Each work will be inspected upon arrival and departure from our custody, and any notable issues will be communicated to the filmmaker's contact.
GUIDELINES:- No Submission Fee!- Submission deadline is October 15, 2017.- First-time filmmakers, youth & under-serviced communities welcome!- Submissions can be sent either on film or online preview video (sorry we can't accept video files by email or file transfer at this time). If you have any accommodation needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org- PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition is on film only!- Our New Works program is limited to films from the past 5 years, but we’re always curious to include older projects in other programs. Please feel free to get in touch if you have older work you think we would be interested in previewing.- Please include film/project description, artist biography and filmography.- Artist fees (screening fees) paid to all selected films/projects.- Application requires the film/project be available for exhibition in Toronto January 25th to January 28th, 2018
- Sound on film, separate sound CD/cassette and live performance/narration can all be accommodated. For separate or “wild” sound, please record the soundtrack so that it cues at first image, or provide clear instructions as to when to start the sound.- MP3, AIFF, WAV, or other compressed audio (sound) files can be sent by email.- Cueing instructions should be included and clearly stated.- Filmmakers with separate sound should not expect exact audio synchronisation with their picture.
- Please note that the8fest will screen what is sent to us. The leader with the film will be removed, unless the leader is itself part of the film. the8fest’s projectionist assembles the accepted films into sequenced programmes, so applicants should make it clear where the projectionist can or should cut.
- For installations or performances: Please include detailed technical requirements and any equipment needs. We have limited resources for non-projection equipment (e.g. lights, multiple mics, etc.) - the more information the better!
Please fill out and submit this form online. If mailing a preview to us on film, please fill out this form and send us an email at email@example.com to get shipping information.