MAKE A SHORT FILM ON ONE ROLL OF SUPER 8 WITH NO POST PRODUCTION – SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT ITS PREMIERE
founded in london, 1999
taking forward our approach of making film more accessible, this year harkat has a very special opportunity with straight 8 – to bring more indian stories onto the straight 8 map; and perhaps also make it to a screening at cannes film festival for the top 8, or a prestigious london cinema for the top 25.
if you are from india, you can enter straight 8 through us and we will be your guide, friend and access point for special benefits, camera and stock access and hand-hold you through this very exciting competition. get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of the page.
regardless of your selection in the top 8 or 25, we are also thrilled to announce that all india entries will be screened in a special program at the 16mm Film Festival 2022.
but what is straight 8:
make a short film on one cartridge of super 8mm cine film with no editing, no re-takes, no grade, no post-production. the visuals for your film are completed in-camera, shooting in story order, editing only with each pull of the camera’s trigger. every shot you take becomes your film. the film cartridge does not record sound so you then submit a separate, original soundtrack, still without having seen your film. straight 8 then gets your film processed, at world class cinelab film and digital, and then lines up your soundtrack to the first frame of picture. the first time you see your own film will be with the audience at one of straight 8’s premieres, which also live-stream globally – if it’s good enough.
india is already doing well
friends of ours have made the top 25 in the past two years, we’ve done it ourselves, and we know that with so many amazing unique people and stories in our country, we can do even better. let’s get to cannes!
watch some of our favourite straight 8 films below