The 37th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 15-16, 2025 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 email us at

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. 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.

Submit a DVD or Blu Ray or an On-Line Screener for pre-screening. If chosen for final judging a high quality region free DVD or Blu Ray disc or Hi Res Digital File (mp4 or mov) must be sent for Festival screening.

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 flash drives, 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
  • Julia Yezbick

    Al Nigrin (and I'm assuming a team of others) do great work with this festival. It's so great to see such love for small gauge film! Good communication - much advanced notice on dates and opportunities to meet other filmmakers. Thanks again!

    February 2024
  • Marjorie Conrad

    Festival Director Al Nigrin is an exceptional filmmaker and considerate host. It was a lovely festival experience.

    February 2024
  • Gregg Chilingirian

    What a wonderful festival. Albert and the team have been brilliant. Going above and beyond , offering opportunities for press and generally championing the selected films.

    Highly recommend submitting - a must for all super 8 and film fans!

    February 2024
  • Michael Kam

    Many thanks to Albert Nigrin and his team for organising this festival that celebrates the beauty and possibilities of the Super 8 and digital video formats! Thanks very much for the opportunity to present my work “Kristin Dan Kuching Kuchingnya” and for conferring it an Honorable Mention.

    February 2024
  • Heidi Van Horne

    So grateful to have my film be included in the festival. Wish I could have been able to go in person, as a family emergency made it impossible, but the staff were very helpful and welcoming. Great communication and online access to showings. Thanks!

    May 2023