Straight 8, a global super 8mm short film competition founded in London in 1999, has its first ever Chicago screening this January. “Straight 8 Says Hello Chicago!” is curated and produced by Chicago’s own filmmakers, Megan Marie Connolly and Eliaz Rodriguez.
The screening is meant to increase awareness about this exciting competition. Straight 8 is an opportunity for Chicago filmmakers to develop and foster their creativity. “Straight 8 Says Hello Chicago!” contains a wide variety of short films, from two to four minutes in length, with their own unique twist on the challenge. Megan Marie’s Straight 8 London selected film, “Bedhead,” will have its Chicago premiere alongside the premiere of Eliaz’s new short, “The Big Slip,” created within the parameters of a Straight 8 film.
At the conclusion of the screening Megan Marie and Eliaz will participate in a Q&A, hosted by Ry “The Movie Guy” of CinemaJaw. Come see exciting films, grab a drink, and have a great time!
Run time: 2 hours, 1 intermission