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Our Mission

Georgetown Super 8 is dedicated to the creation and sharing of amateur Super 8 films to foster inclusive dialogue, ensuring a diversity of community voices can define, document, and tell the story of the neighborhood.

Program Description

The GS8 cycle begins in May when filmmaker registration forms and posters are distributed throughout the Duwamish Valley, calling for people who are interested in learning how to make and share Super 8 films.


Anyone can apply, regardless of film-making knowledge and all completed films with appropriate content are included on the website. The registrants pay a fee that covers the cost of their film, processing, and a modest amount towards program costs, however they may opt for subsidized or scholarship rolls on the basis of need.


Registered filmmakers attend a crash course in Super 8 film-making; sign up to check out a GS8 camera; and are provided assistance throughout the film-making process. As part of the mission of GS8, at least a portion of each submission should be filmed in the Duwamish River Valley.


Completed films are uploaded to the GS8 website, and the community voted for the favorites to be screened at the film festival. At this film-screening event, attendees are asked for a  suggested donation, however no one is turned away for a lack of funds.


The intention of GS8 is to create a shared experience, inclusive of all community members, in an effort to build a vibrant, tolerant, and compassionate Duwamish Valley community.

The Archive

Previous GS8 films are now archival footage of landmarks and people that no longer exist in a rapidly changing Duwamish Valley. A new focus of this project will be to create an archive of past and future films in an accessible website.


The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival began in 2006, when local artists asked their neighbor if they would be interested in learning to make Super 8 filmed with the intention of sharing their results with the community. The enthusiasm was overwhelming and, in the first year, 33 films were made and screened at the Georgetown Ballroom to an audience of 200. Each year the number of films completed and audience attendees increased along with the generous support from the community at large. From 2006-2019, GS8 assisted in the completion of 298 films with over 900 people in participation. We are celebrating our 10th year in 2024!

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