Super 8 challenge film programme – Monday the 7th of July 2014

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Free screenings

A few months ago, we asked for participants for our new challenge to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Cambridge.

Six people ended up completing a film on the theme of cycling.

Bicitlan na rua by Terence Keller (Brasil)

Don’t Ask Me Why by Al Simmons (United Kingdom)

Scrap on by Krystel Brown and M Hrdy (United Kingdom)

Tex- Cycle by Andy Hazell (United Kingdom)

Home by Carsten Göttel (Germany)

100% by Simon Dickel (Germany)

The films will be premiered at the Picturehouse cinema in Cambridge alongside other Super 8 films celebrating the bike culture.

Kill Bike 2005 by Nick Golebiewski (USA)

Ski boys by Benny Zenga (USA)

Bicycle revolutionary by  Dylan Howitt (UK)

Die Selbstheilung meines Fahrrades by Dagie Brundert (Germany)

The screening will take at Picturehouse cinema,  at 1pm and 3:15pm. You can book advance tickets  here or at the Picturehouse box office.

We curated 4 other short film programmes: Bicylette, mon amie at 1:15pm , Ups & Downs of Cycling  at 2:00pm, For the love of cycling at 2:15pm, Cycling in the UK at 3pm


Super 8 Cycling Challenge – Still 2 weeks to take part

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.

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.  The Cambridge Super 8 will also give technical advice and lend movie cameras to newcomers. 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:

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. We still have some cartridges so contact us if you want to take part  Full details of the challenge can be found here.


Let there be eight – Screening Sat 22nd of Feb. 2014

As part of the e-Luminate festival, The Cambridge Super 8 group presents a screening of experimental films on the theme of light.

Saturday 22 Feb. from 8pm to 10pm at Anglia Ruskin University, Room 117 Coslett Building, Cambridge, UK

Free entrance with films from Colin Dewar, Arnaud Gerber, Nicholas Kovats, Pedro Maia, Dagie Brundert, Julian hand, Paulo Abreu, Fred l’Epee, Ian Helliwell, Charles Cauchoix and more


Screening Super 8 my brain – Saturday, 18th January, 2014


Prepare to have your blood frozen with terror! Thrill to the delights of such spooky classics as What’s in the Barn?, Leftovers, and The mail attacks
Tony Clarke will present a programme of short zombie movies and other horror stories shot on Super 8 film. Shocking and hilarious by turns you are sure to have a memorable evening.

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Where: Babylon Gallery,Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU

When: Saturday, 18th January, 2014: 7:30 PM

Price: £5/£3 (18+)
Telephone: 01353616991

Special xmas screening – 23rd of December 2013


To get in the Christmas mood, We will show short films related to Christmas. We will have also the new films from Portuguese filmmaker Paulo Abreu (the Scoudrel and Beard) . Paulo won two awards at the Cambridge Super 8 festival in the past.

at Hot Numbers coffee 

Unit 6, Dales Brewery, Gwydir St, CB1 2LJ Cambridge at 7pm

Free entrance (18 certification)

Memory project in Cambridge


Could you help tell the story of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden ?
If you do have film footage of the botanic garden you could share, please do get in touch. All film formats will be converted for digital use and the original film will be returned to you along with a digital copy. Click here for more info.

Volunteer meeting in September and October 2013

Challenge yourself with Super 8 project, fill an art space wih motion and noise, help put on showings and festivals.

We have equipment. We have projects. We have dreams.
We need friends and collaborators.
Come and meet us.

Monday 30th September 6:00pm

Wednesday 09h October 6:00pm

Wednesday 23rd October 6:30pm

at the University social club bar (downstairs) on Mill lane, Cambridge or contact us using our contact page