Festival 2011

Best of the fest 2011 at Brighton Film Festival – 19th Nov 2011

A Selection of the ‘Best of the Fest 2011’ will be presented at the Brighton Film Festival

4pm- 19th of November 2011 – More info http://www.cine-city.co.uk/films/small-wonder-super-8/

So Long, Kodachrome
Jim Granato / 2010 / United States / 7 mins
So Long, Kodachrome is an ode to super 8, and the most beloved film stock every made. While paying huge respects to the format, this original sound super 8 short also pays homage to an American 70′s landmark film.

Putain Lapin / Bitch Rabbit
Guérin van de Vorst / 2010 / Belgium / 10 mins
Putain Lapin is about the meeting between a whore and a bear, that she thinks is a rabbit. It’s also about a desolate place where people get lost and leave by charters.

Mauricio Quiroga Kiro / 2010 / Bolivia, Argentina 9 mins
The man, the city, the machine. Once in the game, follow the instructions.

Naren Wilks / 2010 / United Kingdom / 3 mins
Using four super-8 cameras a man in a white room replicates himself. He and his clones have until the cartridges in the cameras run out before they disappear.

2011 festival winners

The winners of the 5th International Cambridge Super 8 Film Festival are:

  • Jury Choice
    Putain Lapin by Guérin van de Vorst – Belgium – 10 min.

    Funny, smart and sad. Good use of space, good sound design including score, a very compact, surreal story, well acted, shot and edited. This film had moments of both grace and wit, and did not take itself too seriously nor its characters too lightly.

  • Development Award
    Enterprisse by Mauricio Quiroga Kiro – Bolivia/Argentina – 9 min.

    Excellent use of off screen space, excellent use of sound design. This fiction film felt more like an experimental documentary, or hybrid fiction/ experimental film, one which explores the space of the story with assurance. Excellent shooting and editing. The sequence which transitions from fast carnival cuts to the slow pan down is brilliant.

  • U.K. Winner and Audience prize
    Collide-o-scope by Naren Wilks – 2010 – United Kingdom – 3 min

    Fun! Superb use of the frame, of the magical conjuring tricks of cinema. Great choreography, great sound, a smart, well-structured film.

  • Jury Mention
    • Stadtplan by Reynold Reynolds – Germany – 8 min.

      A strong entry to the city essay style, this film could be considered an expanded documentary, an experimental essay, a study in cinematic architecture. The strong visual structure lets the viewer into the film, past language. The split screen served a complex dual purpose: to divide and to connect, moving at moments from one to the other to breathtaking effect. Closely observed details, organic combination of color and black and white.

    • The Day Before Tomorrow by Daniel Villanyi – Hungary – 12 min.

      A quiet, tightly focused film filled with emotional intensity, well directed and acted. Grief, acceptance and change are addressed without a single lapse into cliche, and this self assured film moves into the story it tells with strong cinematography and sound design.

    • Trust to Chance and Windfalls by Anja Dornieden- USA/China – 14 min.

      A documentary whose style and warmth is the direct outcome of the filmmakers’ dedication and willingness to observe, learn and explore. The direct cinema style of the images contrasts nicely with the verbal interview soundtrack, as the filmmaker follows the chess group from New York to China.

Casting/Super 8 project

The winner of the 2010 audience prize Lionel Laget will shoot his new film in Cambridge next Monday and Tuesday. For his new film, he is looking for a man to play the college master part and a woman to play a student. He is also looking out for some costumes : roadsweeper + broom, college graduation gown.

If you can help or want to be involved, please contact Lionel at l_laget@yahoo.fr or come to the festival and meet Lionel there.

2nd Volunteer Meetings for 2011 festival

Wednesday 6th April (CB2 cafe at 6pm)
If you want to get involved, by joining the volunteer team, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in assisting with the smooth running of the Festival.

A few of the opportunities available include helping with administration, marketing, publicity distribution, festival events and hospitality.


Preview night 1

Even though we’re busy finalising details for this year’s festival we thought we’d take some time out and give you a sneaky peek at some of the great Super 8mm films that we have received. The fun starts at 8pm, so come and join us for a great night of inspirational shorts.
Preview night 1
Basement of CB2 cafe 

Norfolk Street

Thursday 31st March 2011 @ 8pm
Download the poster of the Festival 2001 preview night.