Super 8 Filmmaker John Porter, Toronto, Canada



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Pleasure Dome - "experimental" film & video exhibition collective. Various venues. Some super 8.

Images Festival - annual "experimental" media arts festival Apr 12-21, 2012, some super 8.

Early Monthly Segments - monthly series of "experimental" 16mm films at the Gladstone Hotel.

Loop Collective - school-semester series of "experimental" 16mm films at Ryerson University.

the 8 fest - annual small guage film festival, January 24-26, 2014, with super 8 and 8mm, no video.

Cineforum - Reg Hartt's cinema in his house. Classics, daily, on video, 16mm, 8mm, super 8.

Cinematheque Ontario - free, "experimental", 16mm & 35mm film, and video screenings weekly.

NFB Spotton Cinema - National Film Board of Canada, mostly video, some 35mm.

Goethe-Institut - mostly German videos, and some 16mm and super 8 films, in various venues.


see also
Large Toronto Venues

CineCycle - underground cinema with all film formats, video, coffee bar and bicycle repair shop.

Trash Palace Theatre - underground cinema, all film formats but 35mm, weekly screenings.

Cineforum - Reg Hartt's cinema in his house, for rent. Video, 16mm, 8mm and super 8 projection.

Shang-O-Rama - underground, warm-weather (not "winterized"), digital cinema. Screenings rarely.

Camera Bar - tiny video viewing room w/ comfy seats, in back of a small bar, run by an art gallery.

Poor Alex Theatre - black box theatre, 4000 sq. ft., w/ stage, bar, kitchen, at Bathurst & Dundas.

Lennox Gallery - with a theatre at the rear with 40 cinema seats, raked, at Ossington & Queen.

Lower Ossington Theatre - new, 2000-sq.-foot “theatre” w/ 20-foot ceilings. 2 rehearsal studios.

Centre for the Arts - 50-seat performance space, on Adelaide St. W. near the Queen West strip.

Gladstone Hotel - several spaces w/ video projection screens. At Queen & Dufferin in Parkdale.

Drake Hotel Underground - small room, mostly video. Just east of the Gladstone Hotel.

Cameron House - small bar with back room with small stage & tiered seating. Queen & Spadina.

The Rivoli - small restaurant/bar back room with stage, screen, video. Queen & Spadina.

NFB Spotton Cinema - Run by the National Film Board of Canada. Video and 35mm projection.


see also
Small Toronto Venues

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - old repertory cinema, mostly documentaries. Bloor & Bathurst.

Isabel Bader Theatre - University of Toronto venue used by film festivals. 35mm & video.

Innis Town Hall - U of T venue used by festivals, and Free Friday Films. 35mm, 16mm, video.

Toronto Underground Cinema - New! Formerly the Golden Classics Cinema on Spadina Ave.

Latvian House - large, bare rooms, one with stage, kitchen. On College St. west of Bathurst St.

Joseph Workman Auditorium - with projection booth & stage, used by festivals. 35mm, video.

Studio Theatre - institutional cinema in touristy, government-run culture complex - Harbourfront..

Projection Booth - community-run repertory cinema on Gerrard St. East. 35mm, 16mm, video.

Revue Cinema - non-profit, community-run repertory cinema in west end. 35mm, 16mm, video.

Fox Theatre - old repertory cinema way out in the east end - "The Beaches". 35mm, video.

Regent Cinema Event Theatre - slick, video venue way north of Bloor Street. Run, along with:

Royal Cinema Event Theatre - slick, 35mm & video venue on College St., by Theatre D Digital.

York Cinema Event Theatre - slick, video venue way north of Bloor Street.



L.I.F.T. - independent filmmakers production co-op with some super 8, some public screenings.

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) - artist-run, some screenings, super 8.

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) - production co-op with some public screenings.

Hart House Film Board - production co-op with screenings, a University of Toronto student club.

Exclusive Film and Video Lab - transfers.

Niagara Custom Lab - processing, including super 8 and 8mm, optical printing.

Frame Discreet - super 8, 8mm and 16mm film to digital video transfer house.

Photoplays - 8mm and super 8 film to digital video transfer house. Camera repair. - Online Company Directory of audio-visual equipment suppliers in Toronto and area.

Premier A/V Sales - audio-visual equipment sales, rentals and repairs in Scarborough or online.

Super 8 Film House - NEW! Super 8, 8mm film stock, equipment for sale or rent, north of Toronto.

Numbers Film Supply - film supplies in Markham, outside Toronto, with online store.

West Camera - photography store selling super 8 film, at 514 Queen St. W., 416-504-9432.



Toronto Film Festivals - new tourist industry website listing 75+ annual film festivals in Toronto.

Local Film Cultures Toronto - a history by Cinema Studies students at University of Toronto.

Toronto Film Scene - new site with listings and reviews of mostly mainstream events in Toronto.

Torontoplex - independent website listing screenings in Toronto.

CinemaClock - all the theatrical features & their screenings in Toronto, sorted by movie or venue.

Frameline - weekly radio program about movies, Thursdays, 2pm-2:30pm, on Radio Regent.

Cinephobia - weekly radio program about movies, Fridays, 2-3pm, on Radio Regent.

The Eclectic Screening Room - movie 'zine since 2001, with monthly video screenings.

Kino-Eye - a blog by film student E. Dirks about Toronto's film scene: events, interviews.

Theatre Books - book store with the largest film section in Toronto.

Vintage Video - old movies video rentals, and collectable movie memorabilia.

Hollywood Canteen Cinema Shop - new & used film books, memorabilia, posters, video rentals.

Film Fiends - "Toronto's Largest Used DVDs". Buy online or in store at 672 College St.

The Film Reference Library - of Toronto International Film Festival Group. Membership-access.

Film Review Board - Ontario Government Film Classification Board, enemy of non-profit film art.



NOW - weekly entertainment news & listings (check "Rep & Indie Film", ending with "Other Films")

EYE - weekly entertainment news & listings, including repertory, independent, special screenings.

Xtra! - bi-weekly Gay & Lesbian newspaper with some listings.

Toronto Star - daily newspaper, most articles also on-line, "What's On" section Thursdays.

Instant Coffee - artists' collective with many arts links and a popular, free-listing, events e-mail list.

Akimbo - paid listings of arts events, updated daily, on a free-subscription e-mail list.

Toronto Arts Online - searchable arts events in Toronto. Site by the Toronto Arts Council. - cultural events and shopping in Toronto. - hundreds of upcoming events around Toronto, updated daily.

401 Richmond - large building, many artist-run centres, events listings, newsletter, CineCycle.

OCAD - Ontario College of Art & Design's Events Calendar.



MANO/RAMO - Media Arts Network of Ontario, artist-run, non-profit film, video, new media centres.

Dandelion Film Collective - artists making and exhibiting analog film in Hamilton.

The Factory - media arts co-op in Hamilton, with some screenings. All video, no film.

Hamilton Artists Inc. - long-standing artist-run gallery in Hamilton, with some screenings.

Independent Filmmakers Co-op of Ottawa (IFCO) - production co-op, some screenings, super 8

SAW Video artist-run production co-op in Ottawa. Screenings at Club SAW.

Mayfair Cinema - Ottawa's repertory cinema. 16mm & 35mm projection. Monthly series'

The Canadian Film Institute - reference library in Ottawa with screenings at different venues.

Artengine - emails & daily updated online listings of upcoming arts & culture events in Ottawa.

XPress - Ottawa weekly entertainment newspaper with listings.

Ed Video - artist-run Media Arts Centre in Guelph.

Artspace - artist-run centre with some screenings, 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough.

PTBO Promotions - extensive non-profit listing of daily events in Peterborough. - list of arts organizations in Peterborough.

LOMAA - Media production co-op with some public screenings in London, Ontario.

Snap It Up Canada - buy & sell, including film cameras and projectors, in London, Ontario.

Media City - annual "experimental" media arts festival in Windsor, Ontario, with some super 8.

Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film - summer "experimental" film festival, rural southern Ontario.



Winnipeg Film Group - production, distribution, cinematheque, some super 8.

WNDX - Winnipeg Festival of Avant-Garde and Underground Film, 9/29-10/2, 2011, with super 8.

Cineflyer Winnipeg - a magazine about motion pictures and related arts in Winnipeg.

Open City Cinema - a mobile micro-cinema w/ screenings in galleries, etc., in Winnipeg.


Saskatchewan Film Pool - production co-op in Regina, with screenings.

One Take Super 8 Event - super 8 screenings across Canada, in USA, began in Regina in 2000.

PAVED Arts - multiple media production co-op in Saskatoon, with some super 8.

Film Rescue International - old movie film processing, transferring, in Indian Head.


A.M.A.A.S. - Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, provincial network of artist-run media art centres.

Calgary Society of Ind. Filmmakers - $100 Film Festival (super 8, 16mm), March 1-3, 2012.

F.A.V.A. - Film And Video Arts of Alberta, production co-op in Edmonton, with some screenings.

Metro Cinema - Edmonton's repertory screenings, held at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre.


Cineworks - production co-op in Vancouver with some screenings, super 8, project8 Festival.

Lifetime Heritage Films - lab in Vancouver transferring super 8, 8mm, 16mm films to digital.

The Straight - Vancouver weekly entertainment newspaper with listings.

CineVic - production co-op in Victoria with some screenings.

MediaNet - video production co-op in Victoria for creative use of film and video.

Antimatter - Victoria Media Festival, Oct 18 - Nov 3, 2013, with 16mm, super 8 and video.



Faucet Media Arts Centre - some super 8 screenings, Struts Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick.

Acadie Underground - annual super 8 screening in Moncton, New Brunswick, in September.

New Brunswick Filmmakers' Co-operative - production co-op in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Fredericton Cinema Central - movie listings by U. of N.B. Film Studies Dept. in Fredericton.


Atlantic Filmmakers Co-op - production co-op with screenings, in Halifax. Some super 8.

Flicker Halifax - a collective with super 8 screenings, in Halifax.

The Khyber - large, historic, multi-disciplinary venue, including screenings, at Halifax city centre.

The Coast - weekly entertainment newspaper with listings, in Halifax.

Acadia Cinema Cooperative - restored a cinema with a cafe, and a film society, in Wolfville.


Island Media Arts Co-op - production co-op with screenings.



Main Film - production co-op with screenings.

Double Negative Collective - "experimental" film and performance art programmers.

Blue Sunshine - new alternative microcinema with 16mm.

Cinéma Parallèle - long-standing alternative microcinema with 16mm, since 1967.

Hour - Montreal English weekly entertainment newspaper with listings.



I.M.A.A. - network of 82 artist-run film/video/new media centres, (news in English or Francais).

Film Studies Ass. of Canada - links to many "Film and Media Related Web Sites in Canada".

Queen's University - links to many "Film and Media Related Web Sites in Canada".

Fringe Online - links to websites of 32 Canadian film and video artists.

CBC Film Arts News - the Canadian public broadcaster's online, daily, "Arts News" film page.

Globe & Mail - Canada's national daily newspaper, some articles on-line, Movies section Fridays.

National Cinema - New in 2007! Canadian online film journal with a Canadian Film Wiki.

Northern Stars - Canadians in the movies, including biographies & filmographies of 250 directors. - Academy of Canadian Cinema listing of Canadian industry movies playing in Canada.

Canadian Art - national magazine & website listing events and 100s of galleries across Canada.

Video Art in Canada - by artist-run Vtape Distribution, Toronto (Francais).

The Photographic Historical Society of Canada - illustrated lectures, used equipment sales.



Flicker Screenings Chapters: Los Angeles, New York City, Richmond, Chapel Hill, Austin
- collectives with regular screenings of super 8 & 16mm, annual Attack of the 50' Reels screenings.

Echo Park Film Center - filmmaking co-op & microcinema, Los Angeles. S8, 8mm, 16mm, video.

San Francisco Cinematheque - screenings

Millennium Film Workshop - screenings & workshops in New York City. 16mm, super 8, video.

Anthology Film Archives - 2 small cinemas in NYC. Daily screenings, distribution, "avant-garde".

Collective: Unconscious - screenings of video, 16mm, super 8 in New York City.

MIX NYC - New York Gay Experimental Film Festival in November - 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers - non-profit screenings, workshops and equipment-access since 1971.

TIE - Colorado Experimental Film Exposition in October - 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm, no video.

FLEX - Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival in November with 8mm, super 8, 16mm, 35mm.

The Handmade Film Institute - workshops, classes, and retreats in Colorado. Hand-processing.



Super 8 Militia - small gauge guerrilla filmmaker initiative. Blog in California.

Flicker Listings - international listings of "avant-garde" film & video events, artists, venues, and:

Frameworks Listserv - 600 members around the world discussing "avant-garde" film & video.

Filmmaker's List - open database of more than 1,000 filmmakers worldwide. Add yourself to it!

Photorama USA - list of some annual used camera sales in USA.

Canyon Cinema - the original "avant-garde" film distributor in San Francisco.

Action Cameras - 16mm films and equipment, some super 8 supplies, in San Francisco.

New York Filmmakers Cooperative - as above, in downtown Manhattan, New York City.

Super 8 Today - new magazine, available by subscription only, from USA. 6 issues/year - $25US.

Kodak's super 8 website - technical info, news, links.

Squeaky Wheel - film & video co-op in Buffalo, NY, with screenings, super 8.

Pac Lab - only lab in New York City processing super 8. Also 16mm, and transfers to video.

Cinelab - lab in New Bedford, Mass., processing 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, and transfers to video.

Yale Film & Video Lab - in Los Angeles, including super 8.

Pro8mm Lab - super 8 & 16mm cameras, film, processing, transfers, etc., in Burbank, California.

Spectra Film & Video - as Pro8mm Lab, above, but in North Hollywood, California.

Velvia in super8 catridges is available from

Boston Viewfinder - online listing of alternative events on the Eastern Massachusetts film scene.

Brodsky & Treadway - lab outside Boston, Massachusetts, and non-profit website Little Film.

Film & Video Services - super 8 & 16mm processing, transfers, etc., in Minneapolis, MN.

Urbanski Film - 16mm films and equipment, some super 8 supplies, in Orland Park, Ilinois.

Toeppen Film Store - high-quality Double 8mm film stock, in Urbana, Ilinois.



BlueCineTech - super 8 store & lab with film, supplies, processing, transfers, in London, UK

straight 8 - annual screenings of "shoot & show" super 8 films, organized from London, UK.

cogcollective - film screening collective in London, England, showing 16mm, super 8 and video. - film production co-op, London, with equipment inherited from the London Film Co-op.

The Widescreen Centre - retail store and lab with super 8 film, processing, cameras, in London.

The Old Film Company - 8mm & super 8 film online & mail-order shop & lab in Suffolk, England.

Lumen - film screening collective in Leeds, England, with annual Evolution Festival in March.

Star and Shadow Cinema - screening collective in Newcastle, England (formerly Side Cinema).

Cambridge Super 8 Group - runs an annual super 8 festival in Cambridge, England..

EVT Magnetics - magnetic sound striping onto 16mm or super 8, in UK.
"Havenhurst", Ticehurst, Wadhurst, TN5 7HE, Kent.  tel: 00 44 1580 200528.

Solus - experimental film collective in Dublin, Ireland.

Experimental Film Club - monthly screenings in a Dublin pub. 16mm, super 8, video.

Experimental Conversations - new online experimental film journal from Cork, Ireland.

Super8 Ireland - online store for films, accessories and equipment from Galway, Ireland.



Ciné - website in Paris, France with news, info, resources, etc.

Colléctif Jeune Cinéma - weekly screenings, annual festival Cinémas Différents in Paris, France.

Re:Voir - film gallery devoted to film as an art form, in Paris, France, sells super 8 film stocks.

Light Cone - film distributor and exhibitor in Paris, France.

Starting From Scratch - experimental film festival in three Netherlands cities, Jan/Feb.

Parallaxe - amazing film shop and museum in Amsterdam with hordes of super 8 equipment.

Worm - cinema, screenings, workshops, production studio, with super 8 & 16mm, in Rotterdam.

Super8 Reversal Lab Netherlands - super 8 & 16mm processing, rentals, repairs in Rotterdam.

Film Bank - collector and distributor of experimental Dutch film and video, in Amsterdam.

Sprocket Sounds - monthly screenings in Amsterdam of found films on 16mm, 8mm and super 8.



Small Format - magazine from Germany. German or English editions. 6 issues/year - $79US.

dresdner schmalfilmtage - small format film festival, Dresden, Germany, 2 years every 3 years.

Stuttgarter Filmwinter - annual experimental media festival in January in Stuttgart, Germany.

Kino Arsenal - regular experimental film screenings in Berlin, Germany.

ANDEC - store & lab with super 8 & 8mm film, processing, prints, transfers, in Berlin, Germany.

Wittner Cinetec - film stock, supplies, equipment, super 8, single 8, in Hamburg, Germany.

Velvia in super8 catridges is available from in Germany. - Int'l. Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and the German Short Film Association.

Stefan Moeckel - the German "King of Super 8" with 380 films since 1982, in Braunschweig.

Toma Única - annual international super 8 film festival in December, in Madrid, Spain.

Videoex - Experimental Film & Video Festival in Zurich, May 26 - June 3, 2012. with super 8.

Klub Vizija - experimental film & video production club, new in 2009, in Zagreb, Croatia.

Noyan & Noyan - super 8 film sales, processing, transfers, camera rentals in Istanbul, Turkey.



Image Forum - two large theatres for indie film, and a small one for experimental works, in Tokyo.

Retro Enterprises - "the only film shop in Asia" - equipment, repairs, supplies, single 8, in Tokyo.


Super 8 Wiki - website in Europe with 1,700 articles about equipment, film stocks, events, etc.

Super 8 Data - directory of technical data on super 8 equipment, film and many more.

Home Movie Day - annual October event with analog open screenings and clinics in 70 cities.

Global Super 8 Day - super 8 events in many cities on 1 day in early October every 5 years.

OnSuper8.Org - website in England with news, info, resources, etc.

FilmLabs.Org - directory of artist-run film labs, plus filmmaking tips & tech info including super 8.

Rob's Camera Show Calendar - list of many annual used camera sales in USA & Europe.

International Film Brokers - online store with super 8, 8mm and 16mm stocks, in California.

Cheap Super 8 Camera Shop - online store in Germany.

MomentCatcher - eBay store w/ super 8 & 16mm film supplies. Good rep & prices. Fast, in USA.

16mm Directory - directory of 16mm services.