the8fest is a festival for anyone using small-gauge to create rough little gems on film. A unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, personal, handmade, experimental, animations, diaries, essays, collage, cut-ups, performance/film, music/film and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes.

the8fest is made possible through the generous support of: The Canada Council for the Arts,
The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council as well as our generous community sponsors and partners.

Take a look at the8fest’s 2018 schedule!

tickets: screenings $8 // festival pass $40

Accessibility and Venue

the8fest takes place at Beverley Halls SPK (Polish Combatants’ Hall). The address is 206 Beverley St. Toronto, ON – the entrance is on Cecil street, and there is an elevator to the festival space.

There is an all-gender accessible washroom. We will have care attendants available, and some artists have provided dialogue transcripts of their work.

If you have any access concerns, please contact us at the8fest@gmail.com!

Volunteer with us!

the8fest is always looking for a helping hand. If you’ve got some free time, we’d love to have you! Please contact us by email.