THE GEORGETOWN SUPER 8 FILM FESTIVAL
Little Films for the Big Picture
Georgetown Super 8 is dedicated to the creation and sharing of amateur super 8 films with the goal of fostering inclusive dialogue, ensuring a diversity of community voices can define, document, and take stake in the evolution and future of their neighborhood.
THE GEORGETOWN SUPER 8 FILM FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE
The GS8 cycle begins in January 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 filmmaking 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 toward 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 filmmaking; sign up to check out a GS8 camera; and are provided assistance throughout the filmmaking process. Completed films are uploaded to the GS8 website, and the community votes for their 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.