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 "You're not an artist, Peggy. You solve problems." Don Draper.

STRAIGHT 8 GOES TO CANNES 2022
12 June 2022

The best show in Cannes this year will be on the morning of Friday the 24th at the Cinema les Arcades when the twenty-one Straight 8 films entered in this year's Industry Shootout are given their premiere.

The event kicks off at 11.00 on the dot, and you can register for your ticket here.

Founded in 1999 by Ed Sayers, Straight 8 is a competition like no other.

The films being handed Lions statuettes in the Palais throughout the week will have been tweaked by an array of perfectionists, each adding a layer of sheen to an already shiny piece of overthinking. In contrast, the unpolished films being watched in the Cinema les Arcades won't even have been seen by those who made them.

While the Cannes Lions winners operate in an environment with so many safety nets they've been knitted together to create an enormous comfy mattress... the intrepid film-makers of Straight 8 are riding naked on a broken unicycle across a threadbare tightrope with a yawning chasm beneath.

Ed Sayers himself will preside over proceedings, and his impressively laid-back style is the living embodiment of the wonderful competition he created all those years ago. The opportunity to to join him is literally the only reason why DAVID would contemplate tolerating the self-important shitshow of Cannes.

If you're heading to the Festival this year and you want to come away with a memorable positive experience then get yourself along to the Straight 8 show, and witness the magic of pure creativity.

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