20 teams will be given one cartridge of Super 8 film (3 min.). The challenge is open to everybody, from any country but please pre-register, we will contact you thereafter. A participation of £23 will be requested to cover a portion of the cost for the cartridges, processing, telecine and postage.
Each contestant will have a few weeks to make a 3 minute film using a Super 8 camera around one of the following themes: the Tour de France race, cycling or bicycles. People can be as creative as they want around the themes. To inspire participants, the Cambridge Super 8 Group will organise a couple of screenings a few months before the event to inspire people. The Cambridge Super 8 will also give technical advice and lend movie cameras to newcomers. Film groups, professionals, amateur filmmakers and local schools are encouraged to enter the competition, we want to see your masterpieces ! We will provide you with one Super 8 cartridges (color or black and white) and we will then take care of the processing and the rest. You just have to make the film.
The film will have to be shot using the Straight8 rules (no editing, shot in sequence, the filmmakers don’t see the results until the public screening). More about the challenge can be read here: http://www.straight8.net
The films will be sent unprocessed to us. The filmmakers and the audience will then discover at the same time the end results in Cambridge during the Tour de France stage Cambridge to London on the 7th of July.
To add to the difficulty of the challenge, the filmmakers will have to provide a soundtrack to go with the films. The soundtrack will be provided in advance on a CD or audio file.
All participants will have their films shown (their 3 minutes of glory) and the best three will rewarded with a gold, bronze and silver camera. The best films will be shown at future events round the world !
The deadline to receive the films unprocessed will be the 1st of June 2014.