The 34th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 19-20, 2022 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. 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!

Two of our sponsors OVID and Pro 8mm provide a wide variety of prizes to the winners of our Festival

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 Flashdrives, 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 a DVD or Blu Ray or flash drive or on-line screeners for pre-screening. If chosen for festival screening two high quality region free DVDs or Blu Ray discs or flash drives must be sent for festival screening. Include title, length, year, and maker's name on these.
A mp4 or mov download must also be sent.

LIABILITY: Filmmaker shall indemnify and hold United States 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 Flashdrives, 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: REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, streamed online, and reproduced either in part or whole, for exhibition, educational or publicity purposes.

Overall Rating
  • This is a rare festival that champions the work of filmmakers who continue to work with Super8 film, with strong programming, thoughtful audiences and brilliant films. Well done for this year's online edition, too!

    April 2021
  • ed sayers

    2021 was the first time i submitted to this festival. my film, 3 SONS received an honourable mention. of course, the festival was online this time so i can't speak for the physical only the digital. i'd definitely submit again as it 'd be great to see these analog films big and meet the people that make them. recommended as a long-running celebration of celluloid filmmaking. thanks to the team.

    March 2021
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    I'm honored to be in this festival and screen my hand-made 'direct cinema' film short, handpainted MASS FOR SHUT-INS for a great audience. This is an intelligently curated festival with diverse programming and a strong collection of avant-garde and experimental shorts. Douglass College at Rutgers University is my alma mater, so it's especially great to be part of this festival. Thanks to Al Nigrin and the wonderful staff!

    February 2021
  • Great selections of films! I had a great time watching them. Thank you Al Nigiri (and all your team) for supporting and promoting analog Super8mm cinema. I am overjoyed, as always, to have participated!

    February 2021
  • Mike Nichols

    One of the first festivals I submitted to mostly due to its history of supporting and promoting the kind of film formats, filmmaking and filmmakers I was seeking while entering into this world.

    I was not let down...

    I now feel an embracement of both a community of like minds and spirits.

    This has meant a lot to me...

    February 2021