The Rutgers Film Co-op, The New Jersey Media Arts Center, & The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies
present the New Jersey Film Festival screening of the

2014 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL

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Saturday-Sunday, February 15-16, 2014 at 7:00PM
Voorhees Hall #105 * College Avenue Campus * Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
$10=General; $9=Students and Seniors; $8=Film Co-op Friends
Information: www.njfilmfest.com; 848-932-8482

 

2014 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary
Last Stop Flamingo - Georg Koszulinski (Seattle, Washington)

Best Feature
Objects Attack! - Rona Mark (Forest Hills, New York)

Best Short
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)

 

2014 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
Now in its 26th year, the United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival is the largest and longest running juried Super 8mm film and digital video festival in North America. The festival encourages any genre (including animation, documentary, personal, narrative, and experimental) made on Super 8mm/8mm film, Hi 8mm/8mm, or digital video. We invite you to discover the cutting-edge works created by passionate filmmakers with these small-gauge media formats. The 26th annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held on February 15-16, 2014 in Voorhees Hall #105, beginning each evening at 7 PM, on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival will include a different program each evening.

All of the submitted works were screened by a panel of fifteen jurors comprised of media professionals, journalists, students, interns, and film scholars. The panel included: Erika Conty, Joe DiLeo, Daniel Fisher, Irene Fizer, Victory Furniture, Sam Green, Nehha Jain, Tracy Kramer, Albert Nigrin, Jayrd Regner, Molly Rich, Matt Riddle, Johanna Ruiz, and Andrew Zrebiec. The thirteen finalist works were selected from over 123 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the jurors chose the winners in conjunction with the Festival Director. During the two days of the festival, audience members will also participate in the judging process by voting for their favorite work via the "Audience Choice Prize." All of the award-winners will be announced after the closing-night screenings on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Special thanks to all of the jurors; Professors Susan Martin-Marquez, Dianne Sadoff, John Belton, and Alan Williams of the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies; Rosalyn Neal and Anna Aschkenes of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission; The New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Michael Bzdak of Johnson & Johnson; Bob Brodsky and Toni Treadway of the International Center for 8mm; Rhonda and Jaclyn Vigeant of Pro 8mm; Barbara and Mike Poolin of PAC Lab; Aaton Cohen-Sitt of Jungle Software; Bill Harris of Share and Harris; Irene Fizer; and the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC friends, sponsors, donors, interns, and staff for making this festival possible.

Thank you for making this year's festival a great success!

Albert Gabriel Nigrin
Executive Director, Curator, & Founder
Rutgers Film Co-op, New Jersey Media Arts Center, and The U.S. Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival

The 2014 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival, which is part of the The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2014 is funded and sponsored in part by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences; the Rutgers University Office of Academic Engagement and Programming; The Rutgers University American Studies Department; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; The Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); Confucius Institute of Rutgers University; The Rutgers University Aresty Research Center; The Rutgers University English Department; The Rutgers University French Department; The Rutgers University History Department; Johnson & Johnson; WCTC/WMGQ; WRSU; The Home News Tribune; Jungle Software; Pro 8mm, PAC Lab; New Brunswick City Market; Footage Firm; Videoblocks; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Enhanced Classroom Support Department; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.


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2014 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Penetrating Trauma - Igor Stevanovic (Saint Louis, Missouri)

A short experimental film made by manipulating 8mm porn footage. 2013; 4 min.


Separate - Benjamin Whitson and Sina Eslamiis (Saint Augustine, Florida)
A short Super 8mm film exploring the moment at the end of a relationship when there are two sides fighting for survival - one that seeks to hold onto the past and the other that knows it is time to move forward. 2013; 6 min.


Daybreak - George Ungar (Toronto, Canada)
A hand-drawn animated film about the elusive moment of quiet reflection before we lift ourselves from bed and face the world. 2013; 7 min.


Maya - Marya Krogstad (San Francisco, California)
A film inspired by Maya Deren's Meditation on Violence. Featuring kung fu performances by Justin Charles Hoover, and filmed amidst the lush and stark environment in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, California. 2013; 12 min.


Objects Attack! - Rona Mark (Forest Hills, New York)
Lovey Chambers, a passionate but incompetent woman, finds herself in the midst of a personal crisis. Not only are everyday objects confounding her, but her boyfriend has vanished and been replaced by an exact duplicate (who doesn't seem to recognize her). An affectionate pastiche of B-movies, sixties psychedelia and sci-fi, all wrapped up in a B&W Super 8mm feature film. 2013; 82 min.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Skin Deep – Keyonna Johnson (New York, New York)

In the eye of the beholder. 2013; 4 min.


Vigil – Edgar Matos (New York, New York)

To sleep, perchance to dream. 2013; 5 min.


Double Agent - Sebastian Rothwyn (Bronx, New York)

Undercover is no cover at all. 2013; 5 min.


The Perfect Day – Joshua Cruz (New York, New York)

Is there anything more powerful than our memories? 2013; 5 min.



Two Sides, One Story – Ian J. Findlay (Union City, New Jersey)

How evil is born. 2013; 5 min.



Kordan "Mirror" - James Reeves (Seattle, Washington)

An experimental music video about discovering, learning, and re-approaching the filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's theory of 'Vertical Montage'. Shot on Super 8 film and painted by hand. 2013; 5 min.


Things Precious Now Lost - Beverley Jordan and Tracy Williams (Norwich, England)

A chilling and thought-provoking tale about the consequences of sheltering a child from reality
2014; 6 min.


Across the Whipplewash – Caitlin and Josh Drake (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)

A silent film about the trappings of ambition. Set in Appalachia, the film tracks two brothers who botch a robbery and then seek refuge in the Whipplewash valley. Original music by Yellowbirds. 2013; 16 min.


Last Stop Flamingo- Georg Koszulinski (Seattle, Washington)

Last Stop, Flamingo investigates Florida as a region defined by imaginary histories and landscapes, from the drained and dredged Everglades, to the man-made and artificial beaches that make up Florida's coastline. Imagined landscapes then give way to mythological creatures, from the Florida Skunk Ape to the mermaids who perform daily at Weeki Wachi Springs. Exactly 500 years after Ponce de Leon's discovery of Florida, Last Stop, Flamingo reflects on the many ways in which the Sunshine State has been irreversibly shaped by human desires. 2013; 55 min.

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The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center + the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies present the
2014 UNITED STATES SUPER 8mm FILM & DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL
February 15-16, 2014 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Call For Entries Deadline: January 10, 2014 by Noon Eastern (Unless you apply via WithoutaBox)!
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The 26th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival will be held February 14-16, 2014 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 or Digital video or 8mm video formats. All works will be screened by a panel of judges who will award over $3000 in prizes. Last year's festival audiences viewed 19 finalist works out of 166 entries from throughout the world over three evenings. The Festival takes as its mandate the spreading of the 8mm and Digital word. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com  or call us at 848-932-8482!

ENTRY CATEGORIES:Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short Narrative, Feature, Music Video,
and Student Film/Video Maker (College or younger)

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

ENTRY REGULATIONS:
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. Entry must be a New Jersey or Area Premiere and must not be available to view in full on the internet! 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.

ENTRY FORMATS:
Submit two DVDs 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!

REQUIRED ENCLOSURES: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY FILM OR VIDEO:
· DVD pre-screening 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 States Super 8mm Film + 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.

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2014 UNITED STATES SUPER 8MM FILM+DIGITAL VIDEO FESTIVAL ENTRY FORM

Title of Work : ___________________________________________________________________________________

Entrant's Name/Address:___________________________________________________________________________

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Telephone (Day): ____________________________(Evening):_____________________________________________

Email : ________________________________________________________________________________________

Website : ______________________________________________________________________________________

Please Circle Programming format:   Blu Ray     DVD

Please Circle Category:   Animation,  Documentary,  Experimental,  Short Narrative,  
Feature,  Music Video,  Student Film Maker (College or younger)

Description (include Running Time and Year Completed and use a separate sheet for more space):

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$45.00 non-refundable entry fee for each work under 50 min. and $75 for works over 50 min.
(Made out to a US Bank if foreign entry) ____________   Entry Fee enclosed

Do not send cash. Make check or money order payable to the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC.

Please read and sign to the following statement :  

Signature to this agreement regarding entry regulations, requirements, and reproduction (as noted in document above)
is required for eligibility for consideration for the festival.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Date: __________________________________________________________________

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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)