The Third Annual Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival

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The Third Annual Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival
October 18-20th 2013 @ The Nightingale
Call for entries

The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival focuses on providing an opportunity to exhibit a wide selection of Super 8 experimental films from around the world created by new, emerging, and professional filmmakers. Our goal is to keep small gauge filmmaking alive, to encourage further activity in this format, and to provide an opportunity for these rare gems to be seen by the Chicago community. We realize how delicate and impermanent S8mm & small gauge filmmaking is, now more than ever. We feel it is of upmost importance to share these films with you and along the way we hope to encourage, inspire, and support those who bravely continue to work in these small formats.

In our first two years we’ve shown over 120 films by 85 filmmakers from the US, Canada, Argentina, Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, and, The Netherlands.

Please send your completed submission form by email to: [email protected]

Send your preview DVDs to:

Chicago 8 Fest
1315 N. Greenview Ave #1R
Chicago, IL 60642

Please label your DVD with your name, film titles, and email address.


You may submit via online by sending us a link to view your films, along with your completed submission form to [email protected]

Deadline for entries must be received by: September 15th, 2013

There is no entry fee. Work from any year will be considered. Preview DVDs will not be returned. Final exhibition must be on film. Final exhibition formats accepted: Super 8mm, Single 8, and small gauge blown up to 16mm.


Filmmakers will be notified by October 1st.


If selected, please have your* film* print/original set to arrive no later than October 10th, 2013. Shipment to the Chicago8fest is the responsibility of the filmmaker. We will pay for return shipment only.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]


Submission Form:

Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival October 18-20th 2013

Film title:____________________________________________
Running time:________________________________________
Date Completed:_____________________________________
Your Name:__________________________________________
City, State, Zip:_______________________________________
Exhibition format: ______Super/Single 8mm ______S8 blown up to 16mm
Frames Per Second: ______18FPS _____24FPS


Please list any technical specifications, requests, etc:

Please send us a film synopsis of 50 words or less.

Although we will handle your film with the upmost of care Chicago 8 fest, or anyone associated with this festival is not liable for any loss or damage to your film or materials during shipment or during exhibition.
Our goal is to project small gauge with the upmost of care and quality that this vital medium deserves.


Saturday, September 14, 2013 (All day)