uThe Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center + the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the
2018 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVALcircle 8

Friday+Saturday, February 23 and 24, 2018
7PM-Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University
71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick, New Jersey
$12=General; $10=Students+Seniors; $9=Film Co-op Friends
Information: (848) 932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com

2018 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival
Now in its 30th year, the United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival is the largest and longest running juried festival of its kind in North America. The festival encourages any genre (including animation, documentary, personal, narrative, and experimental) made on Super 8mm/8mm film, Hi 8mm/8mm, or digital video. We invite you to discover cutting-edge works created by passionate filmmakers with these small-gauge media formats. The 30th annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival will be held on February 23+24, 2018 at Voorhees Hall #105, beginning each evening at 7 PM, on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival will include a different program each evening, and will also include many films that won prizes at our festival in previous years to clebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Special thanks to all of the jurors; Professors Susan Martin-Marquez, John Belton, and Alan Williams of the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies; Bethany Widrich and Isha Vas of Middlesex County Arts Services; The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Stacey Hecht and Michael Bzdak of Johnson & Johnson; Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway of the International Center for 8mm; Phil and Rhonda Vigeant and Jaclyn Vigeant Melo of Pro 8mm; Aaton Cohen-Sitt of Jungle Software; Bill Harris of Share and Harris; Irene Fizer; and The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC friends, sponsors, donors, interns, and staff for making this festival possible.

Sincerely,

Albert Gabriel Nigrin
Executive Director, Curator, & Founder
Rutgers Film Co-op, New Jersey Media Arts Center, and The U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival

2018 United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival Schedule

Friday, February 23, 2018


Tundra - Victory Furniture (New Brunswick, New Jersey)

A hypnotic film haiku focusing on blowing and billowing snow shot on the Trans-Siberian Railway. 1998; 3 min.
Best of the 2000 United States Super 8 Film Festival!


Cold Butter - Alex Faoro (Brooklyn, New York)

Cold Butter is a super 8mm film that abstracts time in order to amplify the mundane frustrations of everyday life and explore ideas of repetition and mortality. 2017; 5 min.


The Flood – Jeissy Trompiz and Laura Sanz (San Antonio de los Baños, Artemisa, Cuba)

In a post apocalyptic world, the only safe place to live inside pools, immune to air pollution. Marcos wants to flee his community, this wish which finish leading him to death. 2017; 6 min.


The Paintings Paint Themselves - James Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

For the past 20 years, New York based, self-taught artist Bill Mayer has been creating an exuberant and startling body of work that captures the gritty street life of pre-Bloomberg New York City and reimagines classical painting genres inspired by lifelong visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mayer invites us to his studio—housed inside a 200-year old hotel in Davenport New York—for an intimate look at his art as formal practice, expressive therapy and a way to create the worlds he wants to see. 2017; 6 min.


Pick - Benjamin Hayden (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

It is 1916. In the basement of a haunted hotel, a voyeur stalks a young damsel. Shot on location in the Riverside Hotel in Calgary, where an actual riot involving over 1,500 men took place, the film embodies the violent energy of a dark historical moment in the city's past. 2010; 12 min. Best of the 2011 United States Super 8 Film Festival!


Last of Our Kind - Reed O'Beirne (Seattle, Washington)

Weaving together film, music, and poetry, this film transforms the memory of a lost love into a ritualistic incantation of longing. Action is exaggerated and time seems to blur, as the lovers' tale unfolds poetically into a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth. Featuring an original soundtrack created by Cocteau Twins' founder, Robin Guthrie, interwoven with a voice-over recitation of Rick Linville's poem. 2012; 13 min.
Best of 2013 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival!


Olivia - Ana García Abad (Toluca Lake, California)

In this short film, Olivia is a 13-year-old narcoleptic girl who is constantly bullied by her classmates. However, her luck changes when her disorder brings her an unexpected power: the ability to step into other people's dreams. 2012; 15 min. Best of 2013 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival!


Apologies - Anne Ronbertson (Framingham, Massachusetts)

A significant feminist manifesto. (1990) 17 min.
Best of 1991 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival!

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Fledgling - Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)

A deeply moving, tenderly realized film, Fledgling explores the bond between a man and the baby bird he finds on the street one stormy night. A backyard provides the rich setting for a story about our conflicted relationship to nature. 2009; 7 min. Best of the 2010 United States Super 8 Film Festival!


Keep Dreaming – Daniel Macarone (Summit, New Jersey)

With the help of a clever seductress, a man lures his opponent into a trap, nearly cornering him,
only to find events repeating in an endless nightmare. 2017; 7 min.


Rise – TaNia Bogan (New York, New York)

A touching film about a mother and her daughter. 2017; 7 min.


Decapoda Shock-Javier Chillon (Madrid, Spain)

An astronaut returns to Earth after a fatal accident on a distant planet. 2012; 9 min.
Best of 2013 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival!


This is a History of New York - Jem Cohen (Brooklyn, New York)

A history of New York City from prehistoric times through the Space Age, composed entirely from documentary street footage. 1988; 22 min.
Best of the 1989 United States Super 8 Film Festival!


Miraculous Aqueduct - David Finkelstein and Ian W. Hill (Brooklyn, New York)

A poetic exploration of the sources of creativity. Do we take a scattershot approach to inspiration, throwing ideas out at random, to see which ones take root? Or can we plug directly into a never-ending source of new ideas, an effortless flow? Miraculous Aqueduct is a journey through an interior landscape filled with tarot cards, towers, and centurions; a collage of words, images and music, in which the film's two narrators discover that acknowledging inner blocks is the key to overcoming them
2017; 15 min.

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The 2018 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, which is part of the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2018, is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State; Confucius Institute of Rutgers University; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Jungle Software;  The Rutgers University American Studies Department; The Rutgers University Writer’s House; The Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); The Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program; Johnson & Johnson; Jimmy Johns of New Brunswick; WCTC/WMGQ; WRSU; Pro 8mm, The Home News Tribune; The Asbury Park Press; New Brunswick City Market; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Digital Classroom Services Office; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.



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The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center + the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the
2018 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
February 23-24, 2018 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: January 12, 2018 @ Noon Eastern!

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The 30th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 23+24, 2018 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8mm/8mm film, Digital video or 8mm video formats. The Festival takes as its mandate the spreading of the 8mm and Digital word. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com  or call us at 848-932-8482!

ENTRY CATEGORIES:
Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short Narrative, and Feature

ENTRY FEES:
1.   Works up to 20 min:                          $45.00   
2.   Works between 20-50 min:              $55.00   
3.   Works over 50 min:                           $75.00

ENTRY REGULATIONS:
This competition is open to U.S. and International entries. Maximum film age is 24 months. No repeat entries. All entries must have originally been shot predominantly on Super 8/8mm film or Digital/Hi 8/8mm video. Digital works include HD, miniDV, DigiBeta, etc. Video transfers of films are accepted. Send entries in DVD mailers, reusable containers or bubble wrap envelopes.   Note: Please do not use fiber-filled envelopes or oversized boxes when sending entries, as they can cause serious damage to DVDs and Blu Ray discs and, subsequently, to video equipment.  Entries that we receive that have been damaged or otherwise compromised in this way may be rejected from entry. If a work is selected for public screening entrants are contractually obligated to provide an exhibition copy suitable for screening and cannot withdraw their film from the festival. Please note we do not pay screening fees. Only finalists are notified in advance that their work has been selected to be part of the Festival.

ENTRY FORMATS:
Submit two DVDs or Blu Rays for pre-screening. If chosen for festival screening a high quality region free DVD or Blu Ray disc must be sent for festival screening. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, year, and maker's name.

Our new primary screening location features new comfortable seats, stadium seating, a state-of-the-art hi-definition projection and sound systems!

REQUIRED ENCLOSURES: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY FILM OR VIDEO:
· Two DVDs or Blu Rays per entry placed inside mailing case or shipping envelope.              
· Entry fee via check or money order (in US funds) made payable to: Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
· Official entry form, completed and signed.
· Short synopsis of entry, biography of maker/actor(s), and Press Kit with photos (optional).

LIABILITY: Filmmaker shall indemnify and hold United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim in connection with the Film involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and/or loss of or damage to the screening videos submitted. In particular, Filmmaker expressly warrants it has obtained all necessary copyright clearances for original works of authorship used in the Film. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs and Blu Ray discs while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss or damage of entries. Please do not send originals.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for exhibition, educational or publicity purposes up to 6 months after the Festival.

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2018 UNITED STATES SUPER 8MM FILM+DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL ENTRY FORM

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT. 
Enclose entry form and fee in mailing carton. Only one form per entry. Exact photocopies of entry form will be accepted.

Entry Title: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                
Description (include Running Time and Year Completed and use a separate sheet for more space):
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Please Circle Programming format:   Blu Ray     DVD
Please Circle Category:   Animation,  Documentary,  Experimental,  Short Narrative,  
Feature,  Music Video,  Student Film Maker (College or younger)

Non-refundable entry fee enclosed:       $  ______________                    
Via check or money order [in US funds]  made payable to: The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC

Filmmaker:   ___________________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                               
Phone: Day:   (       )______________________   Evening: (       )___________________________________________  

Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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School/College (students only): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please read and sign to the following statement:
If my entry is selected for festival screening, I agree to rush a DVD, or Blu Ray disc (video entries). Signature to this agreement regarding entry regulations, requirements, and reproduction (as noted in the document above) is required for eligibility for consideration for the festival.

Signature: __________________________________________________________________________

Mail Entries To:
United States Super 8 Film+Digital Video Festival
Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
Program In Cinema Studies
4170 Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1414 USA
848-932-8482=Fon;  732-932-1935=Fax; njmac@aol.com=E-mail; www.njfilmfest.com=Website

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2017 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Angel – N.L. Brooks (London, England)
Long Departure – David Ellis (Ellisville, Massachusetts)

Audience Choice
Angel – N.L. Brooks (London, England)

Honorable Mention
Eat Some Food, Ride Your Bike – Giles Perkins (Hebden Bridge, England')
Sunflowers- Jeff Zorilla (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

War, One Afternoon – Jason Sklaver (Los Angeles, Caifornia)
Ms. Brown – Christopher Pabon (Bronx, New York)
Moon Hoax Now– Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

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2016 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Picnic – Jure Pavlovic (Zagreb, Croatia)
Nuthouse Drawings - Jim Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Audience Choice Winner
Dinner Date – Ricardo Charlie Liriano (Bronx, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Eduardo - Michael Stevantoni (Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada)
The Tutor – Grant Johnson (Park City, Utah)
Again – Daniel Macarone (Westfield, New Jersey)
Dark Light - Gina Guerrieri (New York, New York)
Rust Belt Driven - Alexander Hope (Easton, Pennsylvania)
#filmforever – Michael McGuirk (Brooklyn, New York)
NO SIGNAL – David Ellis (Ellisville, Massachusetts)

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2015 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Moon-Lite - David Dibble (Durango, Colorado)
National Scars: The Albert Pike Monuments - Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Audience Choice
Wake Up – Stephanie Fox (Cambria Heights, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Surface Waves - Reed O'Beirne (Seattle, Washington)
PROCESS - Susan Hansen (London, England)
Self Portrait Portrait- James Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Sons of Jacob Synagogue - Francesca Soans (Waterloo, Iowa)

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2014 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary Film
Last Stop Flamingo - Georg Koszulinski (Seattle, Washington)

Best Feature Film
Objects Attack! - Rona Mark (Forest Hills, New York)

Best Short Film
Across the Whipplewash – Caitlin and Josh Drake (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)

Audience Choice Prize
Daybreak - George Ungar (Toronto, Canada)

Honorable Mention Winners
Maya - Marya Krogstad (San Francisco, California)
Daybreak - George Ungar (Toronto, Canada)
Skin Deep – Keyonna Johnson (New York, New York)
Things Precious Now Lost - Beverley Jordan and Tracy Williams (Norwich, England)

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2013 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary Film
Don’t Break Down - Matt Meindl (Columbus, Ohio)

Best Short Film
Last of Our Kind - Reed O'Beirne (Seattle, Washington)

Best Experimental Film
Decapoda Shock-Javier Chillon (Madrid, Spain)

Best Jersey Film
The Art of Forced Collaboration – Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Audience Choice Prize
The Key Difference – Joe Gessner (Roseland, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Diary of Dreams: Volume One - Daniel Abad (Madrid, Spain)
The Transmission – Brian Lonano (Atlanta, Georgia)
Dead Good - Beverley Jordan (Norwich, United Kingdom)
Holiday - Tony Lawrence (Sydney, Australia)
Olivia - Ana García Abad (Toluca Lake, California)
TROBIA - Benjamin Ross Hayden (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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2012 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Feature=Tie
I Am ZOZO - Scott Di Lalla (Los Angeles, California)
TOWERS - Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Best Documentary
78 Days - Jason Nardella (St. Joseph-du-Lac, Quebec. Canada)

Best Short
Keenan - Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer (Palatine, Illinois)

Best Experimental
SUNYATA - Dane Webster and James Fazzaro  (Bricktown and Somerville, New Jersey)

Audience Choice Prize
I Am ZOZO - Scott Di Lalla (Los Angeles, California)

Honorable Mention Winners
The Seafarer - Michael Feldman and Kevin Clark (Astoria, New York)
Slip Cue - Robin Kupferman (Wilmette, Illinois)

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2011 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary
Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop - Klaus Schneyder (New York, New York/Aachen, Germany)

Best Short Documentary
Crooked Beauty - Ken Paul Rosenthal (San Francisco, California)

Best Short
Martha and Dee Visit the Fifth Dimension - Noelle Foster (Carmichael, California)

Best Animation
Cookie Crooks - James Barfield (Los Angeles, California)

Best Experimental
Pick - Benjamin Hayden (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Audience Choice Prize
Go Ahead – Joe Gessner (New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Four Cubic Feet of Space – Tony Gault (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
Istvan - even there no kiddin - Mike Yuhasz (Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada)
Buddy: The Amazing Pack Rat - Bonnie Norton (Elgin, Oregon)
Winged - Jennifer Hardacker (Forest Grove, Oregon)
Summer Snapshot - Ian McCluskey (Portland, Oregon)
Susan's Horses - Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)

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2010 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary
Free Land - Minda Martin (San Diego, California)


Best Short Documentary
Fledgling - Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)


Best Experimental
Inside Out/Side One - Matt Meindl (Columbus, Ohio)


Best Short
Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman - Matthew Mishory (West Hollywood, California)

Best Music Video
No More - Ken Ochiai (Los Angeles, California)


Best Jersey Film
Gitchy - Thomas Norman (Brick, New Jersey)

Audience Choice Prize
Can't Fight This Feelin' - James Christy (Princeton, New Jersey)


Honorable Mention Winners
City of Noise - Mitch Barany (Calgary, Canada)
Making The City - Ruchi Mital, Brooklyn, New York)
Hiljaisuudesta toiseen (From One's Silence To Other's) - Panu Johansson and Annika Rapo (Hägersten, Sweden)
Cut - Matthew D'Abate (Brooklyn, New York)