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1st annual HMD.GIF contest winner announced!

Posted by November 29th, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the winner of the 1st annual HMD.GIF contest is the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) with “girl dancing in the yard.” It was tough to pick a favorite among all the wonderful  submissions, but this funky gal, dancing endlessly in a perfect loop, captured the heart of our judges unanimously.



HomeMovieDay.GIF Contest underway!

Posted by November 2nd, 2016

Combine your love of gif and home movies ~

The Center for Home Movies is having a HomeMovieDay.GIF Contest!
Help us celebrate Home Movie Day season by creating a GIF using your favorite home movie. Submit it to our Tumblr for the chance to win $200.00! Contest closes Friday, November 18th! Winner announced Monday, November 28th.

Looking for “GIF-spiration”? Check out the Home Movie Registry to discover hundreds of films from collections across the US.

Home Movie Day 2016 is almost here!

Posted by October 1st, 2016

Home Movie Day 2016 is fast approaching! 60 cities in 15 countries worldwide have announced their events and new events are being announced weekly! This year’s “official” day is Saturday, October 15th, but in some cities HMD festivities may take place several weeks before or after. Visit the Home Movie Day site to find an event near you and start looking through closets and attics for your family films.


This year’s poster is courtesy of Julien Charbonneau of the Cinémathèque québécoise. Inspired by the classic illustrations from “Movie Makers” magazine.

CHM awarded a grant from CLIR to develop the Home Movie Archives Database!

Posted by September 10th, 2016

Thanks to CLIR (the Council on Library and Information Resources), the Center for Home Movies has been awarded a one year grant to develop the Home Movie Archives Database. The database will be incorporated with CHM’s Home Movie Registry, both of which exist to try to answer the question “where can I find home movies?”. This directory will allow for potential donors of home movies, scholars, and documentarians to look for relevant films or archives, and the project’s goal is to bring together information on the home movie holdings of as many American archival institutions as possible into one searchable directory. (more…)