Straight 8 : 2020 competition for Independent Filmmakers

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I had the pleasure of watching the premiere of a short films created by young filmmakers from around the world in June showcasing the different array of creative talent on display, from Canada to the UK, to Europe. It was a showcase of skill, patience, and tenacity of how creators could work with the minimum of resources and time. This can still be viewed on the straight8 website which goes into more details below:

the best 8 premiered as a global live stream showcase on june 24 which included behind-the-scenes footage and commentary from our jury and industry professionals.

THE BEST 8 OF 2020 PREMIERE

– AS NORMALLY SEEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL –

[in alphabetical order by film name]


‘a portrait’ – carlotta beck peccoz (london, uk)

‘crumbs’ – robot chocolate / gabriela plačková & robert hloz (prague, czech rep)

‘daily life’ – eugen stemmle (aumühle, germany)

‘fly home’ – joshua m kerr (newcastle, uk)

‘moving forward’ – ben slotover (london, uk)

‘oasis’ – kyle camerer and greg hatton (santa monica, california, usa)

‘ok commuter’ – ben walden (hove, uk)

‘total control’ – david ross (fort st john, canada)

Well done to all the filmmakers that competed and congratulations to all the winners, for more information, to see the other names and to watch the straight8 film go the website: www.straight8.net