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The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!


By Al Nigrin

originally published: 04/26/2017

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Now in its 29th year, the United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival is the largest and longest running juried festival of its kind 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. The 29th annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival will be held on February 18+19, 2017 at 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, and will also include three films that won prizes at this festival in previous years. 

All of the submitted works were screened by a panel of jurors comprised of media professionals, journalists, students, and film scholars. The nine finalist works were selected from works submitted by filmmakers from the United States and around the world. In addition, the jurors chose the winning works 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 publicly announced after the closing-night screenings on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Here is the line-up for Saturday, February 18:

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Eat Some Food, Ride Your Bike –
Giles Perkins (Hebden Bridge, England)

A profile of endurance bike rider Greg May, shot entirely on location in West Yorkshire, England on a single cartridge of Super 8 film, without the use of motorized vehicles. Shortly after filming was complete, Greg went on to complete the 2016 Tour Divide race, 2712 miles straight down the spine of America from Banff in Canada to the New Mexico border in 20 days and 16 hours. 2016; 3 min.



 
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The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Scenes from Exodus, Part 1 – John Minkoff (Hamilton, New Jersey)


A hand-drawn animation exploring notable scenes from the book of Exodus. 2016; 4 min.

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Sunflowers -
Jeff Zorilla (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

In this experimental film the form of the sunflower divides our view of city life, juxtaposing three moments in time that create a dialogue with one another. 2016; 6 min.

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Fledgling - Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)


A deeply moving, tenderly realized film, Fledgling explores the bond between a man and the baby bird he finds on the street one stormy night. A backyard provides the rich setting for a story about our conflicted relationship to nature. 2009; 7 min. Best of the 2010 United States Super 8 Film Festival

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

Angel –
N.L. Brooks (London, England)

Angel hates his job at Grim Reapings, Inc. During his lunch break he finds the answer he's been searching for in the form of a bubble-blowing kid. 2017; 5 min.

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

War, One Afternoon –
Jason Sklaver (Los Angeles, Caifornia)

As the Vietnam War rages thousands of miles away, one woman battles with her own psyche close to home, revealing a complex story about the nature of perception and the psychological effects of war on the human consciousness. 2016; 10 min.

The 29th Annual United States Super 8mm Film & Digital Video Festival takes place February 18 and 19, 2017 at Rutgers University!

This is a History of New York -
Jem Cohen (Brooklyn, New York)

A history of New York City from prehistoric times through the Space Age, composed entirely from documentary street footage. 1988; 22 min. Best of the 1990 United States Super 8 Film Festival

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University


71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey


$12=General; $10=Students+Seniors; $9=Rutgers Film Co-op Friends


Information: (848) 932-8482;
www.njfilmfest.com



 
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Albert Gabriel Nigrin is an award-winning experimental media artist whose work has been screened on all five continents. He is also a Cinema Studies Lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Executive Director/Curator of the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, Inc.

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