OST took a trip into town last night to attend the annual London screening of the Straight8 film festival's top 25 entries at the Regent Street Cinema in London. We had an absolute ball and left feeling inspired by the talent and ingenuity that went into each and every film submitted. The Straight8 film festival tasks entrants with shooting one short film on one roll of Super8 film, which lasts for 3 minutes and 20 seconds, but NO editing is allowed. Despite the difficulty of this, every entry nailed it. On Set Tech's favourite five were (in no particular order):
an inorganic love story - lizzy mansfield
autonomat - anne fidler and declan hurley
babli - aneel ahmad
rumours - ollie birt
what a cab - jake kuhn Big shout out to Cinelab who do an excellent job of processing and scanning each of the 150 entries! We might have to give Straight8 a shot ourselves sometime...