It's a super 8 film competition with some really tough rules - you have to shoot a film on one cartridge of super 8 up to it's maximum length of 3 minutes and 20 seconds.
There's a neat explanation here:
straight 8 receive between 100 and 200 entries every year, there's no overall winner, they just pick the best 8-12 films to premiere at Cannes Film Festival.
Together with my directing partner George I've entered every year since way back in 2005 when we were at Art School together.
Amazingly, with the help of some very talented friends, we've been selected for Cannes for 6 consecutive years.
straight 8 recently put together a bunch of little albums on their vimeo page - we're honored that they dedicated one to us: http://vimeo.com/album/1727363
p.s. as well as being much prettier, our wedding films are a lot more sane...
p.p.s. we suppose we probably could make an insane wedding film if you wanted one!