“Super 8 Showcase” in Santorini this November !

We are happy to announce that on November 4th -9th, 2011, our beloved Santorini ‘headquarters’, Atlantis Books (http://www.atlantisbooks.org), will be holding their first-ever Literary Festival. In addition to readings and book signings, a Super8 Showcase will be featured as part of the program! As we were unable to hold the Fourth Annual Edition of Festival Détours, we are looking to bring your films back to Oia for an international audience to enjoy.

photo by Will Brady

photo by Will Brady

Atlantis Books, voted #1Best Bookshop in the World by the Guardian, and included in the Top Ten of “The World’s Greatest Bookshops” by Lonely Planet, has been host to numerous cultural events in the past including but not limited to:, various screenings, poetry readings, Oia’s First Ever Tzatziki Festival and last but not least our Festival Détours.
What we’ve been up to…
This past year one of our team members organized a screening of past Détours’ favorites at Grinnell College in Iowa. The screening featured live musical accompaniment and a healthy showing of support from audience members.
What we have cooking…
In the future we have plans to bring your Super8 films to cities closer to (our respective homes) including but not limited to: Brooklyn, New Orleans, Paris and Madrid. Stay tuned.

Détours 010


Sorry for the late updates, real life and jobs took us away from the Santorini fest. But a few pictures are up here. More will come soon thanks to Evi !

We would like to thank the filmmakers who shared their work with us and sent their films sometimes from very far away, the many others who contributed to the organisation, Maria, Nikos, and our friends there. And a very special thanks to Patrick, Evi Tsiligaridou and Tim Vincent-Smith, Nerea, Libby & Madeleine, et un grand merci à Baharé Khadjé-Nouri et Stélios Kotzabasakis.

We hope to see you next year for a very special film festival, slightly different. The very first idea was to use only Super8 projectors, what we did the first year : we would like to go back to this project, keep the projectors, keep the live music and maybe say goodbye to the dvds… what do you think ?



Friday - Saturday - Sunday (27-28-29 August 2010)

Detailed programs and maps will be available at the Atlantis Books bookshop in Oia, at the Tourist Information and elsewhere…

Screenings will start at 9:45 pm at two spots (films running on a loop so that you won’t miss any of them. 1st loop at 9:45, and then a second screening of the same films at the two places at 10:30pm)

Second part of the night : 11pm at the Castle on Friday and at the Atlantis Books bookstore on Saturday and Sunday.

Détours 2010 !


The selection for Détours 2010 is available here and a program will follow.

Old and recent films, music films and live music, dance films, fiction and documentaries for 3 nights of outdoor screenings in Oia !

Save the date(s) !

The call for entries is now open !

The festival will take place in August (27-28-29) and you can send your films until July 25th.

For details, entry form, or any info, please email us at pauline@festivaldetours.org


Anybody in Buenos Aires ?


If you love Super 8 and if you live in Buenos Aires, Libby might be preparing something for you.

Get in touch with her !

D’Oia à … Orléans

24h en Super 8

D’autres images du cinéma proposées par Cent Soleils, association à Orléans

Des films, des installations, des débats autour du Super 8 hier et aujourd’hui. Images d’archives, films de famille, court-métrages militants : de jolis moments en perspective

Plus de renseignements ici : 24h en super 8


Détours 010

More info coming soon…


Détours 09 : pictures!

Some pictures from Détours 09 are available here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/santorini-super8-film-festival/

Crowd favorites

Tallied up audience votes deem these five films as the official crowd favorites of Festival Detours 2009:

Memotekid, Marianna Morkore & Rannvá Káradóttir
2009 5’48’’
Faroe Islands

The Blob, David Pfluger
Claymation 1995-1999
3’55. Switzerland

Shikashika, Stephen Hyde

2008 5′48” USA

Die Schneider Krankheit, Javier Chillon

She came running, Yitong Liu,