Submit your work to 8fest 2018 January 25th to the 28th.

The 8fest 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

The 8fest presents films from Toronto, across Canada and from small-gauge creators and communities around the world. Showcasing the 70+ year history of small-gauge film – from artists' work in the form since the 1950's and 60's, to it's wider cultural use in home movies, instructional loops and beyond - the 8fest provides a forum for filmmakers who want to show their work on small-gauge and for people who want to see this work in its original formats. The 8fest is committed to keeping the exhibition of small-gauge film a viable presentation medium. Our first annual festival was held in February 2008, check out the archives


Coordinator: Daniel McIntyre, contact: the8fest(at)

Board of Directors: Stephen Broomer, Milada Kovacova, Christine Lucy Latimer, Cameron Moneo, Aliya Pabani & Kate Wilson

the 8fest tient à remercier ses partenaires : Le Conseil des Arts du Canada, Le Conseil Des Arts De L’Ontario et Le Conseil des Arts du Toronto, ainsi que par des commanditaires et partenaires locaux.

the 8fest is made possible through the generous support of: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, as well as our sponsors and community partners.