Join us for the 15th edition of the8fest

Online, On-Demand programs at AND in-person events!

August 5th - August 11th


In-person workshops:

Super 8 How-To with Mivan Makia: July 30th (sold out)

Phytograms with Franci Duran: August 6th (sold out)

Projecting and Editing with Alexi Manis: August 7th (sold out)


Special Live In-Person Film Event:

Home life during WWII and Canada at mid-century

Presented by the Home Movie History Project

August 7th, 8:30 PM EDT
In-person at Polish Combatant’s Hall Parking Garage
206 Beverley St, Toronto, ON


Online Artist Spotlight:

The Poetics of Space: Spotlight on the Super 8 Films of Steph Gray

Curated by Milada Kováčová

Online, on-demand, August 5th to August 11th at

Sponsored by The Images Festival

LIVE ARTIST TALK with Steph Gray in conversation with Milada Kováčová via ZOOM

August 11th at 7:00 PM Eastern (ASL and live closed captioning will be available)

Check out soon for the Zoom link


Online and On-Demand Programs available everywhere at

August 5th - August 11th:

Bageroo Fifteen, Volume 1

Volume 1 presents works by Gerald Saul, Calla Moya and Patrick Clancy, Justin Clifford Rhody, Laura Pitkanen, Eva Claus, Rich Fedorchak, Morgan Sears-Williams, and Sandy McLennan.

Featuring commissions from Katelyn Galucci, Midi Onodera, and Maximilian Suillerot.

Sponsored by Pleasure Dome.


Bageroo Fifteen, Volume 2

Volume 2 presents work by Eva Claus, William Bessai-Saul, Suzanne Moreau, Lenore Maier, Lauren Fournier, Tetsuya Maruyama, Lea Rose Sebastianis, Hali Autumn, Sandy McLennan, Charlie Egleston, Boris du Boullay, and Alina Tretinjak.

Featuring commissions from Mivan Makia and Nada El Omari & Sonya Mwambu.


The Archive as Commemoration

Guest Curated by Mahlet Cuff

Presenting films by Hagere Selam (shimby) Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, Sonya Mwambu, Nesanet Teshager Abegaze, and Akosua Adoma Owusu.

“Radical thinkers who tirelessly imagined other ways to live and never failed to consider how the world might be otherwise” - Sadiya Hartman

Sponsored by Archive/Counter-Archive.


Where Do We Go From Here? 15 Years of CFMDC and LIFT at the8fest

Curated by Jesse Brossoit at CFMDC and Cayley James at LIFT

Presenting films by Alexandre Larose, Kara Blake, Eva Kolcze, Lisa Nielsen, Martha Davis, Scott Miller Berry, Kika Thorne + October Group, Graham Hollings, E. Hearte, Jaene Castrillon, Marcos Arriaga, Zoe Heyn-Jones, SoJin Chun, Madi Piller, and Keith Lock.

Sponsored by CFMDC and LIFT.

the8fest is funded by the Canada Council of the Arts and Toronto Arts Council.