Straight 8 is a film project that began in 1999 with the intention of inspring super 8 filmmaking.
you shoot a film on the single cartridge of super 8mm film that we send to you. you can only edit in-camera. then you hand back your un-developed film to us for processing. and upload an original soundtrack
the film we send you is the actual one you shoot and we show. if it’s good enough… the first time you see your film is with a packed cinema audience
the projectionist will simply play your soundtrack when he sees the first frame of your film. no written instructions to our projectionist allowed – it is very dark in there. he doesn’t care anyway. well, he does. a lot actually. but you get the idea
this is about you making the film you want to make”
And a BBC report on Straight 8 screenings at the 2007 Cannes festival