Pro8MM On-line One Roll Super8 Film Challenge.

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The classic One Roll Film Challenge has been around for many years. Filmmakers take one roll of Super 8 film and make a short, all edits done in the camera. No one sees the film prior to their premiere at a festival. AudFest just hosted one and it was the usual nail-biting experience, for sure! These incredibly creative short films have delighted and amazed audiences. No matter the genre, they are the foundation of filmmaking at its best. One-take wonders! Filmmakers seeing their work for the first time live with the audience, many times with live musical accompaniment.

Pro8mm wants these incredible films - many of which are seen at festival but nowhere else - to be available to a wider audience. We thought it fitting since we’re such big fans, to host a “BEST OF” challenge with Audience Awards where you could submit previously made films or make an entirely new film with that “best of” idea that’s been floating around in your head. For previously made films, this gives your work - which may have had the chance to go through some post-production process since its premiere - a chance to live online and be seen by thousands (and your Aunt Martha). For new work, you get the chance to compete with the best of the best, and of course, we provide the opportunity to purchase a complete Super 8 film kit here:

Submissions are open to everyone! Formats accepted:  8mm, super8mm, double 8mm (NO VIDEO OR DIGITAL FOOTAGE) Maximum Length of Film:  3 min 20 seconds

Filmmakers who’ve competed at festivals like Pro8mm One Roll Film Challenge, Pro8mm Think Big, Shoot Small One Roll Challenge, Attack of the 50 Foot Reels, Super Gr8 Film Festival, Straight 8 or Time Code NOLA and other such festival are all encouraged to participate! (Your film can even be uploaded with music and titles. Whew!)



Jul 10, 2017 at 11:59am MDT (America/Denver)


Jul 11, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Jul 18, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Jul 25, 2017 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


10 Jury Selections: Advance to Finals Round


10 Audience Selections: Advance to Finals Round


1st Place Jury Award: Scan 800 feet of Super 8 Film to 2K + a Swag Bag

2nd Place Jury Award: 5 Super 8 Film Kits + a Swag Bag

3rd Place Jury Award: 2 Super 8 Film Kits + a Swag Bag



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