The 36th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 17-18, 2024 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. 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 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
  • 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
  • A great festival that supports Super 8mm work! Great communication and hospitality (even virtual hospitality to those of us too far to attend in person.)

    March 2023
  • Absolutely thrilled to have been selected and receive Honorable Mention of the Jury. I have had the chance to meet share thoughts with Jennifer M. Hardacker and Nate Dorr as well as festival director Al Nigrin. Can't wait to share more.

    February 2023
  • My film was projected with very good sound and picture. There was a small but attentive and engaged audience, and a great opportunity for me to have a Q&A with them after the screening of my feature film. Communication with the festival was excellent.

    February 2023
  • Nate Dorr

    What a delight to take part in a well-curated festival focused on filmmaking at its most DIY, and often most experimental as well. I was included via the "small-gauge" digital video medium of DSLR photography, but winning a prize this year means I now have 8mm support for my next film. I also was lucky enough to take part in both remote and in-person Q&As and both were worthwhile. A very personal festival experience, absolutely recommended! Thanks to Al and the team!

    February 2023