v 1.0
Last Updated:
03/04/09 2000 UTC

The 8mm Film Format Metadirectory


Welcome to the 8mm/Small Format Film Metadirectory! The purpose of this site is to provide a jumping-off point for 8mm and small format film makers. To this end, what you will find here are links to resources on the Internet in the form of WWW sites and Usenet groups (newsgroups). There will also be contact information in the form of addresses and/or phone numbers for resources helpful to the 8mm format since there are still many services that do not have their own WWW space, as well as archived posts from the newsgroups of importance to 8mm/small format film making - these are listed under the heading "Archived." Some of the sites listed here have 8mm/small format film making only as part of their content, so you'll also run across other film making formats and topics as you investigate these sites.

DISCLAIMER: You know, all the usual stuff...use at your own risk, caveat emptor, etc. If you do have a negative experience with something or someone you found through these pages, do let me know. Enough complaints and I will remove them (it).


alt.movies.cinematography.super8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Navigate the page using these links:
Animation * Cameras & Projectors * Education * Festivals * Film, Processing & Transfers * Films * Legal * Metasites & Miscellaneous Links * News Groups & Fora * Production * Publications * Reference * Sound * Super 8mm Etcetera * Supplies

Animation
WWW:

Return To Navigation

Cameras, Projectors,Etcetera
WWW:
Archived:

Return To Navigation

Education
WWW:
  • College of Santa Fe - Moving Image Arts - "As a BA student in Moving Image Arts, you will have access to one of the finest undergraduate production/post-production facilities in the country, the Garson Communications Center. And at the Garson Studios sound stages, you can observe (and sometimes work on) professional productions."
  • CSSSA Film and Video Program - California State Summer School for the Arts held in Valencia at CalArts. Their Film & Video program includes Super 8 instruction.
  • Cyber Film School - The name says it all...
  • Film " TV Connection - A school for the entertainment industry. Your teacher is a working professional at a local television station, film studio or video production company.
  • Film Arts Foundation - San Francisco-based film collective (membership is $45.00/yr.) that has an incredible range of offerings, not the least of which are equipment rentals and a post-production facility which includes a Super 8 editing facility. Check this out even if you don't live in SF!
  • For The Love Of It - "[I]s a volunteer advisory panel of film and television industry professionals from around the world. We are here to answer questions, offer advice and help in whatever way we can."
  • Four Corners Film Workshop
    113 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 OQN United Kingdom
    T: 44 7020 909 888
    E: film@fourcorners.demon.co.uk
  • Get A Mentor - On-the-job training in film, radio, TV, and sound recording.
  • AMIA Small Gauge Film Preservation Symposium - To be held at the Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference in Portland, Oregon, November 6-10, 2001.

Return To Navigation

Festivals
WWW:
  • Festival de Gramado Cinema Latino e Brasileiro - Brazilian film festival which has had many Super 8 entries. In Portuguese. For a translation, see Babelfish.
  • B-Movie Film Fest - Festival which "celebrate[s] the unique art of the lower-budget motion picture genre."
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival - "[A] completion grant program to aid underground and independent film and video makers..." Awards of $500-2000.
  • Cinema Shorts - Online short film festival.
  • Cinematexas International Short Film, Video, and New Media Festival - Austin, Texas-based festival which asks the question "How do you deal with that "interference" between life and its 24-fps documentation, the cinema?" [Goddard]
  • Diablo's Downtown Lounge - In Eugene, OR, hosting a Super8mm open screening the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00PM. Submissions must be film, not video. Send submissions to:
    Lance Brown
    507 W. 11th St.
    Eugene, OR 97401
    or call (541) 345-2635
  • The Edge of the World Film Festival 1998 - Super 8 Competition - Tasmania-based Super 8 festival (Note: Page not updated since late 1997...).
  • Eclipse Film Festival - St. George, Utah-based annual film festival.
  • Emerald Reels Super-8 Lounge (ERS8) - "[A] collaborative effort that combines the visual dynamics of super-8 filmmaking with the aural landscapes and loungey beats of some of Seattle's most creative DJ's."
  • Flicker - A bi-monthly film festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. These folks also sell the "Flicker Guide to the World of Super 8" for $4.00.
  • Flicker Austin - "Flicker is a bi-monthly film festival in Austin, TX that features short films by area filmmakers and all other enthusiasts who dare submit via mail. Each Flicker is bi-monthly or close to it. Flicker accepts Super 8, 16mm, and films transferred to VHS. All films must be under 15 minutes. There is no entry fee, but please include return postage."
  • Flicker LA - The page for the Los Angeles venue of Flicker.
  • Flicker NYC - Bi-monthly film festival held in New York City at the Knitting Factory.
  • Flicker Richmond - Bi-monthly film festival in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Flicker Super 8 Film Festival - "Flicker is a Super 8 Film Festival held monthly in Detroit, MI at the Gold Dollar Bar. We accept Super 8, and video...as long as the video footage originated on film. There is a $50 cash prize for the Audience award for Best Film, and a $25 Runner-Up award."
  • Film Festivals Server - Large film festival database and film festival news site. Available in English and French.
  • Humboldt International Film Festival - 34th, April 3-7, 2001. Deadlines for entries: Previews- Videos: Friday, January 26, 2001 Previews- Prints: Friday, February 23, 2001. "Experimental, documentary, narrative and animation films in the 16mm and Super-8 format are eligible. Films must be no longer than 60 minutes in length and completed in the last three years. Video dubs are accepted for prescreening purposes only."
  • Inside Film Online - Another large film festival database and news source.
  • International Surrealist Film Festival - "The International Surrealist Film Festival (ISFF), is searching for surreality in all genres of film making. WE WILL DECIDE WHAT IS SURREAL. The festival will showcase feature length and short films on 35mm 16mm & Super-8, though we accept all formats and ANY length (Single system sound only)."
  • Microcinefest - "[The] mission is to showcase worthwhile underground filmmaking from all over the world. We're looking for projects with a substream / psychotronic bent that display creativity, originality, entertainment and a wise use of funds... big ambition on little budget."
  • mini-cine - "mini-cine is a roving, pop-up suitcase, grocery cart, thrift store, hands on, volunteer run venue for experimental and independent film and video located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Screening in galleries, coffee shops or vacant buildings, mini-cine strives to create an artist/audience interactive environment and welcomes filmmakers and multimedia visual artists to present new works. mini-cine is outfitted for 16mm, Super-8, VHS etc. and, in conjunction with Mother's Gallery/A Visual Sound and Movement Company, can host traveling performance art, dance and music."
  • The New Orleans Film and Video Festival
  • NextFrame - Temple's University Film & Video Association international student film and video festival. "The competition is open to any student registered in an accredited college or university, regardless of major, anywhere in the world. There are no restrictions on length or format."
  • Short Film / oPEN zONE - Short film venue.
  • Real to Reel Film & Video Festival - "Film makers, video producers, animators, and digital/multimedia artists of ALL genres and skill levels are encouraged to submit their work for this inaugural celebration of the visual art form!"
  • Splice This! Toronto's Super 8 Film Festival - Deadline for entries: MARCH 31 2000. "SPLICE THIS! is an international festival dedicated to the exhibition of small gauge films, showcasing a wide range of work by first-time filmmakers and seasoned supereighters. The festival takes place from June 23-25, 2000 at Ted's Wrecking Yard @ 549 College Street in Toronto. All entries must be shot predominantly on super 8. EXHIBITION FORMAT: We prefer to screen super 8 prints. We'll only show VHS if a print isn't available or the film was edited on video. PLEASE INCLUDE: NTSC (not PAL) preview copy of your film, $5 entry fee, and a self-addressed stamped envelope IF you want your tape returned. Entries from outside Canada must include international postage coupons instead of stamps. If you're using a courier from outside Canada please don't use UPS (United Parcel Service) as they charge fees we are unable to cover."
    The 2000 entry form can be found here. (The entry form is in Microsoft Word format. If you do not have Word, you may download a free viewer for Word documents which allows you to view and print Word documents on a PC (no Mac version that I know of, sorry).
    32-bit version (3770K) - 16-bit version (2210K)
    An article on the 1999 Splice This! festival.
  • Telluride International Experimental Cinema Exposition - October 27-30, 2000. Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Twirly - "[A] Chicago cable access show dedicated to the broadcast of innovative short film and video."
  • United States Super 8 mm Film / Video Festival - "The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8 mm film or 8 mm video."

Return To Navigation

Film, Processing & Transfers
WWW:
  • 8mm2avi - Software which allows the capture of regular 8mm and Super 8mm from a scanner and conversion to .avi files.
  • 8mm Film Stock - Sells 8mm and Super8mm film. Includes a brief guide to shooting and processing film.
  • Adorama Camera- A source for the pre-paid Kodalux PK-59 Movie Mailers to send Kodachrome film to Kodak Switzerland for processing. $5.59/mailer as of 00/06/20. Online ordering available through the link above. Search for the "KKPK59" in the search box on the homepage (KKPK59 is the SKU [stock keeping unit]).
  • Aggressive Media - "...can convert almost any format to Digital Video. Input formats [film]: 8-, 16-, and 35mm. Output formats: BetaSP, 1/2" (VHS), S-VHS, DV, Mini-DV, CD-Rom, DVD, DVD-Rom."
  • Andec Filmtechnik Berlin - Super 8mm, 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film processing, sales, and striping.
  • Bavaria Production Services - Ciné - German company which has a variety of specialized gear and services (e.g. a slaveable CD player and the 200ft. Super 8mm film magazine for Nizo/Beaulieu) as well as porcessing and transfers.
  • B & B Video Creations - 8mm, Super8mm, and 16mm telecine.
  • B&H Photo-Video - A source for the pre-paid Kodalux PK-59 Movie Mailers to send Kodachrome film to Kodak Switzerland for processing. $5.59/mailer as of 00/06/20. Call 800-606-6969 or 212-444-6615 or order online. Search for the product code KOPK59.
  • Bill Brand - BB Optics - 16mm, 8mm or Super 8mm positive to 16mm internegative with 16mm color and B&W positive workprints. Cropping, optical zoom, reframing, step printing, multiple exposures, and other effects also available. Please call ahead for an estimate and to schedule work. Bio from Hampshire College.
    108 Franklin Street #4W
    New York, NY 10013-2951
    (212) 966-6253
    bill@bboptics.com
  • Black & Film Factory - Canadian film lab located in Toronto. Specializing in B&W, however they offer most standard lab services.
  • Bono Film & Video, Inc. - reversal and negative processing (incl. Fuji E-6 Velvia), ultrasonic film cleaning, printing, transfers, etc.
  • Brodsky & Treadway - "Our speciality is very high quality work on 8mm, super 8 and 16mm camera original reversal film black & white or color, new or archival, shrunken, deteriorated or damaged for artists, archivists and television producers. Our work is fully component analog or digital with scene-by-scene color improvements and contrast control to reveal the details in reversal film. We always do wet-gate scratch suppression unless the film is an artist's hand painted original."
  • Cine Lab - Processing, printing, transfers, links.
  • Cinepost - DaVinci, Rank Turbo, and Wetgate machines.
  • Cineric - Wet gate optical blowups of 8mm and Super8mm film to 16mm and 35mm. New York-based.
  • Dallas Digital Transfer - Transfers of 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm film to DVD, DV, VHS, etc.
  • DVD Infinity - Sydney, Australia-based company specializing in transfers to DVD.
  • Dwayne's Photo - The only processor of Kodachrome K-14 film outside of Kodak's Switzerland operation. This is where Fuji (and via Fuji Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) send their K-14 film.
  • East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) - Providing both optical step printing of 8mm, Super8mm, 9.5mm, and 16mm to 16mm negative as well as telecine. Rate card for optical step printing is here (21K GIF).
  • Eastman-Kodak Homepage - 800/621 FILM or 212/631 3400 to order film.
  • Exclusive Film and Video - Toronto, Canada-based company providing developing, telecine, video->film, and rental services.
  • Exeter Commercial Video - UK-based telecine - GBP15 for up to 150 ft. (aprox. USD24 as of 00/04/03).
  • Fett Videotechnik - Sound striping (main and/or balance stripe), and editing supplies (presstapes, splicing glue). In German - for a translation see Babelfish.
  • Film Craft Lab - B&W reversal processing and telecine.
  • The Film Emporium - They carry Super8Sounds Pro 8mm negative stock, Kodak reversal stock, as well as Kodak's Vision 200T (7274) for $16.87 (00/05/31). Online ordering.
  • filmmaterial.com - German film stock site. Also presstapes, leader, etc. A service of Wittner Kinotechnik.
  • Film Rescue International - "At Film Rescue International, processing old and expired film is our business. We specialize in deleted film processes, including still film process C22, E-4, E-2 and K-12, as well as motion picture (home movie) film process K-12, EM25, EM26, ECO-3 and ME-4. We have successfully salvaged images from unprocessed film dating back to the 1930s. The extent of our film salvaging does not stop at the processing of the negative. Special papers and developers are utilized; we are often producing discernible prints from negatives with no discernible image. These factors give us a very high success rate."
  • Film-to-Video Re-Productions - Telecine of "8mm / Super 8mm / 16mm home movie film -- with or without sound -- to Digital Video (DV) tape and analogue Video (VHS & S-VHS) tapes."
  • Film & Video Transfers, Inc. (formerly known as The Transfer Station) - "[A] full service transfer facility specializing in home consumer 8mm film, and VHS duplication to broadcast quality film."
  • Forde Motion Picture Labs - "Whether you film in SUPER 16, 16mm, or 35mm, our film craftsmanship produces the finest in laboratory services - with timely delivery. For that specific look, we process B&W Reversal, B&W Negative, and Ektachrome, as well.
  • Franklin Film Lab - LA-area film lab which processes B&W film using a drum-type processor which they built themselves.
  • Foto van Puffelen - Processing chemicals. Located in Den Haag, Netherlands. In Dutch.
  • Liberty Livewire Call sales at 310/434 7000 for rates and questions on Super 8mm telecine.
  • Fuji Processing - For Kodachrome film:
    FUJI TRUCOLOR
    3259 E HARBOUR DR STE 200
    PHOENIX AZ 85034-7253
    ATTN: MICHELLE
    800-283-3686 x103
    $7.49/roll + shipping (generally $3.20 for one or more rolls)
    Ask about their student discounts.
  • Halmar Video Services - Telecine.
  • Hand Processing Super 8 Film Site
  • Home Movies On CD - ":Transfer 8mm film, Super 8 film, VHS video, 8mm video, miniDV and other home movies to DVD, VHS and VideoCD."
  • KAHL Media Art Film [German] [English] - German purveyor of all things small-format film.
  • Karlstad Film Till Video - Swedish telecine company.
  • L.L. Lozeau - Montréal, Québec, Canada-based photographic store which carries Super8mm B&W and Kodachrome film. They also do tranfers to VHS, CD, and DVD and rent editing equipment. Page in French and English.
  • THE LOCAL LAB Film Services Ltd. - "We can and do handle virtually every type of motion picture film: Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm and 35mm. We provide a high quality, reasonably priced rapid turnaround service to filmmakers of all types. (Commercials, Documentaries, Dramas, Avante garde, Experimental, Shorts to Features)." Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lux Centre - London-based production house offering telecine using the Cintel MKIII flying spot. Also provides Super 8 Steenbeck and optical printing of Super8mm prints. [Temporarily offline.]
  • The Machine Room - London, UK-based post-produciton house offering digital telecine (wet or dry gates).
  • MailshotS - UK-based mail order film. Although not listed, they will order Kodachrome and perhaps other stocks.
  • MODOpticals - Full, uncompressed digital capture of 8mm and Super 8mm using a pin-registered system. Also, optical blow-ups to 16 & 35mm from Regular 8 & Super8.
  • Movie & Sound Firenze - "We have BW developing and printing facilities; we also blow up with wet gate printer from S8mm (negative, positive or reversal) to 16mm or 35mm stock. We can produce reduction print from 16mm to S8mm and make quantity realese prints S8 (high quality with 35mm 4 x S8 system). Telecine facilities are available as well (from any standard!!)"
  • The Movie Processing Page - How to process movie film (8mm-35mm).
  • MovieStuff - "Using the exclusive DV-8 transfer unit, MovieStuff offers transfers at speeds of 15, 18, 24 and 30 frames per second for both R8 and S8 film, both negative and reversal. [...] We transfer to miniDV, VHS, SVHS and, on special order, BetacamSP."
  • Moving Images - Norwegian company providing film stock, equipment, accessories, and telecine for 8mm, Super 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm, and 35mm at VERY reasonable prices. Page in Norwegian.
  • netphotostore - Kodachrome, Plus-X, Tri-X, and PK-59 mailers.
  • Noble's Camera Shops - 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm telecine.
  • PAC Lab Inc. - Super 8mm processing and film sales.
  • L.G. Pearce - May offer reperforation services.
    Lelant House
    Royston Grove, Hatch End,
    Pinner, Middlesex
    ENGLAND, U.K. HA5 4HD
    Tel: 0181 421 3666
    Ringing from the USA dial: 011-44-181-421-3666
  • Photographers' Formulary - Photo Processing Kits and Chemicals in Any Amount.
  • Photoworld - Temporarily offline.
  • Plato Video - UK-based company providing telecine of 8mm, Super8mm, 9.5mm, and 16mm sound or silent film.
  • Prep Film Services Lab - 8- and 16mm sales. processing, and transfers.
  • Process sequence for Kodak TRI-X Super 8 - Diagrammatic step-by-step processing sequence for B&W reversal films. Includes a page of chemistry.
  • Professional Video to DVD Transfers
  • Reflix Telecine Services - 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm telecine.
  • Rocky Mountain Film Lab - "We are the world's premiere developer of antique, esoteric, outdated and old film. If you have it, we can develop it."
  • Rushes Post Production - Super 8mm (and most other formats) and to Super D1, D1, D2, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, Umatic and VHS videotape formats. UK-based.
  • Russian spiral processing tanks - LOMO plastic spiral reel tank that will process 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm movie film in two 50 (or 100) foot lengths. 1. Tank UPB-1, UPB-1A $65+$35 shipping; 2. Professional tank $150+$50 shipping; 3. Tank PM-451 $150+$40 shipping. Available from: Olexandr Kalynychenko office@kalynychenko.dp.ua or olex@kalyna.dp.ua (He comes highly recommended, and also sells a variety of other equipment and B&W film in 8mm, Super 8mm, and DS8mm - email him for details.)
  • Santa Barbara Film & Audio - Secure online ordering of Super 8 film.
  • John Schwind - 8mm B&W and Color Film on 100 and 25 foot spools. DS8mm FOMAPAN-R 100 B&W film on a 100ft. spool. Super 8 cartridge film. Also 2x8mm Russian film slitter. P.O. Box 1233, Dixon CA 95620-1233 T: 707 678 2942 F: 530 754 8613 E:jaschwin@mailbox.ucdavis.edu
  • Simplepix - 8mm, Super8mm, and Double Super 8mm film stocks as well as future plans to sell Super 8mm cameras.
  • Spondon Film Services - UK-based operation including telecine, sound striping, projector repairs (via third party), photographic engineering, projector belts, etc.
  • Steps to build the cine film recorder.
  • Studio Gamma - Located in Belgium near Liège, and providing internegative blowups from 8mm and Super 8mm to 16mm, Super 16mm, and 35mm as well as reductions and optical 1-to-1 printing. They use Research Products optical printer with liquid ("wet") gate. Also various optical effects are available as well as animation services. Run by filmimaker Jean-Marie Lambert.
  • SuperSens Filmlaboratorium - B&W Super 8mm film lab in the Netherlands. In Dutch.
  • Tape House Digital Film - High quality telecine in New York City. Also video to film.
  • TEAM TV - "TEAM TV [is] a television service facilities based in Arezzo, Italy (about 70Km from Florence) We have a Telecine facilities with a Fumeo System and we can transfer from 8mm, super8, 9.5 path� and 16mm. (audio track on 8/Super8 is only magnetic mono/stereo, on 16mm both optical/magnetic) The telecine use a Thomson TTV1657 Digital Camera and we can record on Beta-BetaSP(BVW75), DVCAM (DSR1800P), 1Inch C std (ampexVPR6), VHS and SVHS; (the record on beta and DVCAM is in Component). We also can clean the film with a home made system with a ultrasonic pool. In addition to this service we rent our cameras, we have a 6008Pro Crystal Quartz, a 7008Pro Crystal Quartz, and a 9008 Sound, and other kind of cameras like Eumig Nautica, etc." (Site in Italian)
  • TFG Film & Tape - Telecine.
  • TMTV - Nelson BC, Canada-based company transferring Regular and Super 8mm film to S-VHS, CD, DV, or DVD.
  • Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc. - Film-Video Transfer and Duplication - Telecine from one of the best in the business.
  • Video Movie Magic - Laguna Beach, CA-based 8mm and Super 8mm telecine to VHS using a film chain - 400 ft. for $50.00 (minimum order $50.00). Transfer to Betacam SP, DVCPro or Mini DV $80.00/hr.
  • Western Cine - Film chain telecine.
  • Woodland Productions - 8mm and Super 8mm telecine (NTSC or PAL) and video capture (NTSC or PAL) as QuickTime, .avi, or single frame .gif or .jpg.
  • WorldNet International - A UK-based international courier company with overnight delivery schedules to Kodak Switzerland, Yale in Los Angeles, and Dulux in Canada.
  • Yale Film and Video - Processing, printing, telecine, etc. NOTE: They have a policy of not dealing with certain subject matter. See the "Terms & Conditions" page for details.
Archived:

Return To Navigation

Films
WWW:
Archived:
  • De Filmcorner[MAP]
    Marnixstraat 263
    Amsterdam 1015
    T: 020 624 1974 F: 020 625 2790
    A large assortment of Super 8mm films.

Return To Navigation

Legal
WWW:

Return To Navigation

Metasites & Miscellaneous Links
WWW:

Return To Navigation

News Groups & Fora
Usenet:
WWW:
  • Garage Film
  • Google Groups - The former Deja newsgroup archive back to 1995! No posting as yet (01/04/27). Here's a direct link to alt.movies.cinematography.super8 which came to life 98/07/11.
  • Indie Film North - "IFN is the on-line community for low/no budget filmmakers."
  • ONElist: 8mmFilmmakers - "If you use an 8mm camera or just want some tips, join this list. I am located in SF and want to start a film contest or club. If you are interesteded, join in. (if you have anything to to with 8mm film, anywhere in the world, this list is a great resource!)"
  • ONElist: smallgauge - "This group is for archivists, collectors and filmmakers involved in amateur film and video. Topics may cover technical, aesthetic and historical aspects, with a special emphasis on 8mm and Super8 film."
  • ONElist: super8 - "A place where lovers of Super 8 film can share ideas and thoughts on this great medium. Particular interest in technique."
  • Reference.COM

Return To Navigation

Production
WWW:

Return To Navigation

Publications
WWW:

Return To Navigation

Reference
WWW:
Archived:

Sound
WWW:
Archived:

Return To Navigation

Super 8mm Etcetera
WWW:
Archived:

Return To Navigation

Supplies
WWW:
Archived:

Return To Navigation


Maintained in the Small Format Independent Film Spirit. Contact.