St8 of the Art 2022: First international Super 8 competition at Filmfest Bremen.

Current short films on Super 8

While Super 8 was primarily used by amateur filmmakers in the first decades after its introduction in 1965 to document vacation trips and family celebrations, the narrow film format is now particularly popular with film professionals and artists due to its special aesthetics. All over the world, short and funny films are still being made with Super 8 technology, but there are also artistically and technically demanding productions. Some of the best and most original films, shot either on classic Super 8 material or on negative film, made up the programme for the international Super 8 competition “St8 of the Art”. At the end of the event, the audience decided on their favorites by ballot.

The Super 8 competition “St8 of the Art” took place on April 22, 2022, 9 pm, at City 46 (Kommunalkino Bremen) as part of the 7th Filmfest Bremen in cooperation with Filmbüro Bremen and City 46 and the support of Kodak Deutschland and Click & Surr, the analogue fiIm shop in Berlin.

Fotos: Vera Bröske und Matthias Adloff
 

Winners

St8 of the Art

1st Prize

ZYKLUS by Eva Matz, Jonas Schmieta
DIRTY SALLY by Ross McClure

2nd Prize

ACHTERHAUS
by Gunnar Grah, Andreas Kersten, Florian Rau 

3rd Prize

LAP DANCE by Alex Beriault
PAKT by Marlon Math

Competition entries DIGITAL

Lap Dance
Alex Beriault (Austria)

Close up
Michel Maxime (France)

come up
Stefan Möckel (Germany)

Moi et le 
Boff Zen, Dagie Brundert (Germany)

Trash&Crash
Jim Zimmermann (Germany)

One Day in Lim Chu Kang
Michael Kam (Singapur)

ZYKLUS    
Eva Matz, Jonas Schmieta (Germany)

Dirty Sally
Ross McClure (UK)

Competition entries ANALOGUE

It’s like going back to yourself
Veranika Khatskevich (Germany)

Little Jack has Bean    
Michel A. Chappuis (Switzerland)

La femme disparue
Lars Kemnitz (Germany)

Pakt
Marlon Math (Germany)

ZETA
Etienne Piergiovanni (Switzerland)

rotating stones
Michael Dietrich (Austria)

Achteraus
Gunnar Grah, Andreas Kersten, Florian Rau (Germany)

Inventaire
Joeri De Jongh (Belgium)

Was von mir bleibt
Luis Anversa (Germany)

Im Nebel
Klaus Schreier (Germany)

So Sachen
Dagie Brundert (Germany)

Conditions & Awards

Audience Awards

1st Prize: 500 EUR, endowed by City 46 (Kommunalkino Bremen)
2nd Prize: 1 Super 8 camera, endowed by Click & Surr
3rd Prize: 7 Super 8 cartridges, endowed by Kodak

Terms and conditions

All Super 8 films that meet the following criteria are allowed:

Production year: 2019/2020/2021
Length: max. 15 minutes

It is projected both analog and digital so that all usable narrow films as well as the negative film can be presented.

Submission

A pre-selection committee selects the submitted films in camera and compiles the programme. All submissions will be viewed by at least two independent persons. There are no legal claims to participate in the festival. The three prizes are awarded by the viewing audience.

The visit of the filmmakers of the selected films at the festival is very welcome. To register for accommodation, please contact sifrin@filmfestbremen.com.

St8 of the Art is supported by