2017 Festival January 27th to 29th at SPK Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley Street, Toronto
8X8 A regular screening series presented by the 8fest, where you can enjoy 8 films for 8 dollars with the artist in attendance, curated by Stephen Broomer. Check out previous and upcoming screenings here.
Wednesday August 10th was August Blackout where we put the fun in fundraising. An evening of projected film and live music in the back room of the Cameron Public House 408 Queen Street West, Toronto. Films by Christine Lucy Latimer, Jonathan Culp, Stephen Broomer, Andrew James Patterson and others. Music provided by Lewis Kaye, Derwatt (three-piece electro plus vocal outfit alternating between engaging danceability and frustratingly puzzling cerebrality) and Broken Puppy (a glitch pop band). 8pm until closing, admission $10. Proceeds will support the 10th Anniversary of the festival January 2017
8fest's first ever book launch: John Porter's CineScenes: Documentary Portraits of Alternative Film Scenes Toronto and Beyond, 1978-2015. Wednesday December 9th, 2015 at CineCycle. A successful, busy night with geust speakers, book signing and a screening of several of John's Super 8 films, listed below. Have a look around John's site here.
John's T-Shirt Collection (2014, 2 minutes, silent)
Firefly (1980, 3.5 minutes, silent)
Amusement Park (1978/79, 6 minutes, silent)
Funnel Benefit (1982, 5 minutes, sound on film)
Urban Underground (1985, 10 minutes, sound on film)
Added bonus: the world premiere of a 35mm film (shot entirely on a still camera) by CineCycle proprietor Martin Heath
8fest, all your friends, and pleasant strangers came out to Reelin' and Rockin' November for a night of live bands and Super 8 films. Featuring Chantelle Hope and Good Conduct with films from the collections of Jonathan Culp, Rob Cruickshank, Clint Enns, Stephen Broomer and others projected on the bands and around the back room at the Cameron House, Wednesday November 11th, 8 p.m.
EMS (Early Monthly Segments) presented a screening in support of the 8fest. The well attended night featured Marjorie Keller and Saul Levine at the Gladstone Hotel, October 26th. It was an entertaining evening of small gauge films, support for the 8fest and a celebration of Super 8's 50th Anniversary.