From May 13th-16th 2018, ten of us from the cast and crew of Satan's Bite, or the Foolishness of Witchfinder Thomas Eastchurch, attended the 71st Cannes Film Festival. We watched all the straight 8 films that had made it through to the festival at a screening at the Olympia, Rue de la Pompe. The whole event exceeded our expectations. Chair of the 2018 Straight 8 Jury, Jason Solomons, sais: "This is a very rich and varied programme. Straight 8 has really gone global and, technically and thematically the standard goes up a notch each year - but this year seems like an even bigger leap. Initially the films felt limited by format and rules, but as the filmmakers have gotten used to the restrictions, they have made a virtue of them, and now the scope seems limit-less."
All eight straight 8 films were made available online for 48 hours after the initial showing, which caused a few raised eyebrows. The next screening takes place in London in early August. For more info follow this link to the straight 8 website.