The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center + the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the
February 20-21, 2016 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: January 15, 2016 @ Noon Eastern!

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The 28th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 20-21, 2016 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. Last year's festival audiences viewed 13 finalist works out of 101 entries from throughout the world over two evenings. The Festival takes as its mandate the spreading of the 8mm and Digital word. For more information go to  or call us at 848-932-8482!

Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short Narrative, and Feature

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

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.

Submit two DVD 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!

· Two DVDs 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 Staes 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.


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):

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: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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
72 Lipman Drive (018 Loree Building -Douglass Campus), Program In Cinema Studies
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1414 USA
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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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)