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The Third Annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival

An annual experimental film festival dedicated to exhibiting small gauge film formats.

The Third Annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival

An annual experimental film festival dedicated to exhibiting small gauge film formats.

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Last updated September 3, 2013

About

The Third Annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival takes place this October 18-20th, 2013.

The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival is an annual film festival exhibiting moving images on small formats. It's a volunteer run film festival.

In our first two years we've shown over 120 films from all over the world including, Japan, Argentina, The United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, The Netherlands, China, and from across the United States. 

Filmmakers in past years have included: Steve Polta, Tomonari Nishikawa, Janis lipzin, Saul Levine, Tony Gault, Pablo Marin, Rick Bahto, Tony Wu, Julie Murray, Robert Todd, Luther Price, Paul Clipson, Bill Stamets, Brian Frye, Jaap Pieters, Chuck Kleinhans, Tara & Gordon Nelson, Chris Kennedy, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Robbie land, Stephanie Wuertz, Mie Kurihara, Sheri Wills, an many others.

In 2013 a program of films from the festival traveled to San Francisco Cinematheque, CalArts, Otis College of Art & Design, and Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles. Traveling with a program of films from the festival is a new dimension and something I endeavor to accomplish on a yearly basis.

The C8FF champions those who continue to bravely work in delicate, hard to obtain, small film formats. Our goal is to keep small gauge filmmaking alive, to encourage further activity in these formats, and to provide an opportunity for these rare gems to be seen by the Chicago community and beyond. By fostering a continued interest in Super 8 as a uniquely personal way in which to explore image making, we hope to inspire the next generation of small gauge filmmakers.

The Chicago 8 Festival needs to raise funds for:

  • Operational costs: Return shipping, mailbox rental, film rental fees,  back up projector bulbs & belts. 

  • Print Media: Festival Posters, Catalogues, & Program notes
  • Screening fees for all filmmakers! 
  • Filmmaker Honorarium! 
Chicago 8 Festival Button
Chicago 8 Festival Button
2011 Festival Poster. 12 in. x 18 in. Various colors
2011 Festival Poster. 12 in. x 18 in. Various colors
2012 Festival Poster. 12 in. x 18 in. Various colors
2012 Festival Poster. 12 in. x 18 in. Various colors
2013 Festival Poster. 8.5 in. x 18 in. Final poster will have additional text.
2013 Festival Poster. 8.5 in. x 18 in. Final poster will have additional text.
2011 & 2012 Festival Catalogues
2011 & 2012 Festival Catalogues

Risks and challenges

Presenting a festival of moving images on a delicate medium like Super 8 can be a challenge. This festival will be my third time producing this endeavor, and every year I learn something new while working to overcome challenges, deadlines and unique obstacles. Directing this festival affords me the opportunity to support small formats that are in risk of becoming endangered.

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