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Pamela Vadakan Joins CHM Board

Posted by February 22nd, 2018

The Center for Home Movies is once again fortunate to welcome a strong proponent of Home Movies to the team.

Pamela Vadakan has hosted Home Movie Days in the Bay Area since 2007. She manages California Revealed, an endeavor to digitize and preserve archival collections related to California history – including hundreds of home movies – from partner libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. She also teaches audiovisual preservation workshops and assesses archival collections for a variety of institutions across California for the California Preservation Program. She volunteered at her first Home Movie Day at Anthology Film Archives in 2005 when she was a student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University, and has loved opening up, inspecting and sharing home movies and their hidden lives ever since.

The Second Annual Home Movie Day GIF Contest!

Posted by November 14th, 2017

The Center for Home Movies Second Annual HomeMovieDay.GIF Contest is underway.

In celebration of Home Movie Day, enter a GIF made from your favorite home movie. Submit it to our Tumblr for the chance to win $200.00! Contest closes Sunday, November 19th! Winner announced Monday, November 27th.

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

CHM Receives Advocacy Award from Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Posted by May 11th, 2017

The Center for Home Movies has been named 2017 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award. The award “recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose” and is accompanied by a $500 honorarium. While CHM is well known in the world of moving-image archives, The SAA is the oldest and largest generalist archivist association in North America, so this award provides wider recognition for the good work of everyone involved with CHM and Home Movie Day, as well as a platform for further advocacy for the unique cultural artifacts we all love so much. A member of the CHM Board of Directors will attend the SAA Conference in Portland, Oregon in late July.

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.