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‘Super 8 Day’ Film Festival 2008 – Moving Image Coalition.

January 8, 2008

For anyone who laments Super 8 as a dying visual medium… you’ll be very happy to know that there is still a Melbourne cinema club devoted to that lovely grainy atmospheric stuff: there are people who make this kind of film and others (this blogger included) who love to watch beautifully filmed super 8.  This Super 8, 16mm and film-making-generally collective is called The Moving Image Coalition .  I’ll let them describe themselves, as they do very well indeed on their website

Moving Image Coalition is based in Melbourne, Australia. It invites independent/alternative super 8 film, 16mm, VHS (PAL format only), mDV, & DVD image/soundmakers to present their works at our quarterly screenings. Contact us now and spread the word. There are no joining fees or exhibition fees involved.The main impetus of the Coalition is to see that each film/video is screened in its original format/medium. As each work will be part of a screening we request that works be of a reasonable length, i.e around 20 mins or less.The strength of any coalition is its generosity of spirit, the sharing of the workload and the creative input by each coalition member, not taking for granted that someone else would do this or that.If you’re interested in joining the coalition and having your works presented at our screenings, contact via movingimagecoalition@hotmail.com or phone 03 9419 6504.

If you have a mind to make  some super 8, 16mm or other kinds of film – this club is for you.  If you want to see some local Super 8, there is a screening coming up  in the tiny town of Chiltern from the Moving Image Coalition in 2008: 

Wednesday 25th April 2008 – Film Day Deadline for May 4th Film Day (see Below)

Deadline for Film Entries to Super 8 Film Day, Chiltern, VIC. VHS and DVD can be sent in NTSC or PAL, but must originate from Super 8 transfer. (also any original Super 8/ Single 8 films must be registered by Post, to avoid being lost). All original films sent in will receive a DVD transfer.

NO ENTRY CHARGE, but if you want your video’s or Films returned then you must send stamps or International Postal Coupons for Return Postage. All entries not returned will be put into the AWMIC Archives. AWMIC c/o Rodney Bourke P.O Box 1231, Albury, NSW. 2640. For more details. or call 0429 136 880 Or email awmic@hotmail.com

Sunday 4th May “SUPER 8 DAY” FILM FESTIVAL

 

CHILTERN RUTHERGLEN CONTINUING EDUCATION

In conjunction with Chilternwood Studios, Chiltern

presents

The day is aimed at

  • New & Existing Film Makers,
  • Film Collectors,
  • Anyone just interested in films or the Film Industry

MORNING SESSION“INTRODUCTION TO FILM MAKING” WORKSHOP10am – 12noonWith Rodney Bourke and Paul DickinsonThe Workshop will include information about Types of cameras available, how to use your camera, different types of film to buy & processing costs, animation, using fast & slow motion, Editing, Splicing, Projecting and Transfer to DVD.Cost $25 (includes both morning & afternoon sessions) AFTERNOON SESSION Cost: $8 children 12 & under free.2pm SCREENINGS OF SHORT FILMS BY SUPER 8 FILMMAKERSProgram Will Include Films By :

  • Local, Australian and Overseas Filmmakers: 

We also have SPECIAL GUESTSOnce screening is finished around 4pm Visitors can enjoy a TOUR of the Studio and Film & Television Museum.Bookings to Lois Hotson – Phone (03) 5726 1358     or email hotson@westnet.com.auBookings also available at Chiltern Post Office & Gillman Real Estate, RutherglenOnly 900m from Chiltern Railway Station.http://www.chilternbusinessjournal.com.au/business/dickinson.htm

 Plus, in July they’re having a Film Swap Meet – how often do you get an invite to something like this? It’s a collector’s celluloid dream !… 

Sunday 27th JULY 2008 at 9.30amAnnual MOVIE SWAP MEET & AUCTION by CATHS & RD(Cinema and Theatre Historical Society & Reel Deals)
Swap meet 9.30-11am

Auction 11am-12noon
at the SCOUT HALLOpposite the Seddon Railway Station in Belairs Ave Seddon, Melbourne. Admission is $2.00 for CATHS members and $5.00 for Non-members.

* No auction commissions* Free Coffee/Tea and Bikkies* Easy parking*Open to all Collectors and Film Enthusiasts

Sales tables and auction of items will include–

Films in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and Video-Books and magazines – Projectors – Editors-Splices- Cameras- Posters- and Equipment

For more detailshttp://www.caths.org.au/ orEditor Mike Trickettfilmman@ncable.net.auReel Deals MagazineKeeping Film Collectors in Touchwww.reeldeals.com.au  

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3 comments

  1. God bless the Super 8 format, how well I remember it from trying to shoot a variety of short films (mainly science fiction and horror) when I was a kid. We designed blood bags and endangered our lives with silly stunts that today make me wince. This past year I went on eBay and found some Super 8 equipment dirt cheap. Now I just have to come up with an idea…and hope it doesn’t involve stunt work. I’m 44 now and the body just doesn’t recover as fast. Good luck with this event, I hope it’s a terrific success…


  2. I AM LOOKING FOR A FEW OLD 8MM FILM REELS 400 ft.

    I LIVE IN MELBOURNE. CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ADDRESS OR A
    PHONE NUMBER.

    THANK YOU.
    JOHN.


  3. The Super 8 format is not dead. In fact not even the Standard 8 format is dead. DVD Infinity import and sell film for Standard 8 and Super 8 cameras. We process the film and sell accessories including leader, splices, film cement, reels, projectors, etc. We scan it across at an unmatched quality in both standard definition and high definition.



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