Chicago 8 is a small gauge film festival that is dedicated to exhibiting experimental works on Super 8mm film.
The first annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival will take place in Chicago this October 21-23, 2011. We are a film festival dedicated to exhibiting works on small gauge film with the care and professionalism they deserve.
This festival has been created to celebrate small gauge filmmaking, to offer a unique event for Super 8 filmmakers to exhibit their work in its original format, and for viewers to experience the joy of seeing S8 the way it was intended. Our goal is to keep small gauge filmmaking alive, to encourage further activity in this format, and to provide an opportunity for these rare gems to be seen by the Chicago community. By fostering a continued interest in S8 as a viable, affordable, and a uniquely personal way in which to explore image making, we hope to inspire the next generation of small gauge filmmakers.
Super 8 has an intimacy and charm that comes from its home movie history, it’s personal diaristic sensibility, its small compact size, and it’s unmistakable visual presence. Highly identifiable, Super 8 is known for its vibrant color, surface, texture, and unmistakable grain. It was the gauge that was mass- produced for the consumption of the average consumer. Projectors, cameras, and editing equipment were made for home use. The artists that use this small gauge format today intrinsically work with the knowledge of the special issues and hurdles that accompany this gauge. In a time when one is able to work with digital video readily, on a tiny device, phone, or other hand held camera, this festival celebrates one of the first film formats with the same intentions, portability, accessibility, and ease of use. We intend to offer a platform for those who bravely continue to work in this delicate celluloid format.
With your donations we will:
Secure the use of multiple professional grade Super 8 projectors
Produce a festival catalogue and other print media
Cover operational costs and to secure venue rentals
To learn more about us please visit Chicago8fest.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jul 7, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011 (45 days)
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A high five & our thanks!
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Your name on our festival website as a supporter, a festival button, and 1 free ticket.
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Your name on our festival website as a supporter, a festival button, a festival catalogue, poster, t-shirt and a festival pass to all the screenings.
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All of the above, and a 3 minute Super 8 film made by either Karen Johannesen, Josh Mabe, or Jason Halprin, your choice!