It’s that time of year again – the sign up for the annual WNDX One Take Super 8 Event is upon us! No movie will ever be easier to make!

The OTS8 is one of the most important incubators for new works in Manitoba. Films completed for prior editions of the Winnipeg event have gone on to be selected for screening at Cannes, Hot Docs, The Images Festival, Antimatter, the Artifact Film Festival, the Festival dé Cinemas Différents in Paris, among many more.

For the 2023 OTS8, sign-ups will be open for a 2-week period from May 23rd – June 6th inclusive. After this period is closed, a lottery will be held on June 7th to determine which filmmakers will receive the 30 highly coveted spots! Running our sign-up this way helps us ensure that at least half of our spots are reserved for filmmakers with underrepresented genders.

The participation fee ($65 for colour film / $50 for Black & White film) is used to cover the material costs associated with participation: film stock, processing, shipping and digital transfer. Films are then shot in one take (no cuts, no splices – the only type of editing that is allowed is in-camera work) and filmmakers view their works for the first time at the event final screening, alongside the audience.

Your shot Super 8 cartridge has to be submitted to the Winnipeg Film Group Production Office, 304-100 Arthur Street by Monday, August 21st (no extensions).

Super 8 Film will be available and camera rentals will commence on June 12th, 2023.

REGISTER FOR THE LOTTERY HERE: https://forms.gle/9WoUsw8nwR6QSy5F9



May 23 – June 6, 2023: Register for the OTS8 lottery

June 7, 2023 – 30 Participants chosen via random lottery and will be notified

June 10, 11, 2023 – Super 8 Orientation with Kristiane Church at the Artspace Boardroom

June 12, 2023 – Super 8 camera rentals and film pick-ups (or later if Kodak order isn’t in yet)

June 12 – August 21, 2023 – Participants shoot their OTS8 between this time frame (camera rentals up to 7 days per participant)

Monday, August 21, 2023 – All films handed in to the WFG, 3rd floor Production Office to be shipped for processing in Toronto – no late submissions will be accepted.

Tuesday, August 22 – films shipped to Niagara Custom Labs