David Reviews

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STRAIGHT 8'S CANNES SHOOT OUT

There's a lot at stake for the companies competing in the Straight 8 Industry Shoot Out this Friday. Organiser Ed Sayers has persuaded some of the best known companies in the world to throw their hats into the ring and each and every one of them will be hoping they have created the winning film.

Straight 8 is a unique challenge. Entrants are sent a single cartridge of Super 8 film which they must use as their canvas. Because the film has to be returned to the organisers before it is developed, the competitors have no idea how well their shoot has gone until it is shown on the big screen. Worse still, there is no editing and no post production... everything must be done in sequence and in camera. The sound is created separately... generating a further opportunity for things to go awry.

There are still tickets available (just £10) for the screening in Cannes which is being held at Cinéma Les Arcades on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 11:00 with all ticket proceeds going to the Fireflies' chosen charity Bloodwise.


That sounds terrifying. Doesn't it though? Can you imagine how it feels to watch your film on the big screen for the very first time, surrounded by your friends and rivals, with your boss eager to know how well you have represented your company.


Gulp. But with all proceeds going to charity, and a wonderful spirit of camaraderie among the competitors, it'll all be worth it in the end.


All of the films - the good, the bad and the ugly - will be screened for the very first time ever, even to the people that made them - it’s raw, it’s pure, it’s scary.

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Time for DAVID REVIEWS to step up to the plate and take a swing? Well, you never know. But this year, DAVID editor Jason Stone will just be watching alongside all the punters so - if you're in Cannes - then pop along on Friday morning. The screening is at 11.00 but you can enjoy a chat and a cheeky Bloody Mary if you get there when the doors open at 10.00.

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