CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: the8fest 2017

INTRODUCTION
the8fest seeks your 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm or other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 2017 festival being held January 26th to 29th, 2017.

Films can be:
- Experimental, animated, personal, handmade
- Diary and essay films, documentaries
- Live performance and music mixed with film
- Films from everyday culture - historical footage, home movies

the8fest exhibits all work on film. Works selected for the festival, therefore, must be finished on small-gauge film (8mm, Super-8, Ultra Pan 8, 9.5 mm). We do not exhibit projects on video or digital.

the8fest uses professional small-gauge projection equipment including Elmo GS-1200 and ST-1200 models. Our technicians and programmers have many years experience specializing in small-gauge film formats and technology. The greatest care will be taken in handling, previewing, and projecting films.

Online submission form available here

DEADLINE: September 30, 2016

GUIDELINES:
No Submission Fee!

For installations or performances: Please include detailed technical requirements and any equipment needs. We have limited resources for non-projection equipment (e.g. lights, multiple mics, etc.) - the more information the better!

SEND YOUR COMPLETED SUBMISSION FORM + FILM OR PREVIEW + OTHER INFORMATION TO:
the8fest Small-Gauge Film Festival
408 Queen Street West, #7
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A7
Canada

**Please send all original films/previews by a postal service with electronic package tracking.
U.S. and international submissions please attach an accurate customs declaration, such as” Preview material for film festival. No financial transaction."
Please do not send submissions from the U.S. via UPS (United Parcel Service)

CONTACT AND QUESTIONS:
(E) the8fest@gmail.com
(T) 001 + 416 - 703 - 2236



the8fest 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, community partners and our audience.