Happy Home Movie Day!
Saturday, October 21st is the “official” HMD date for 2023, but like last year we welcome events throughout October and beyond – any day can be Home Movie Day! As many events have shifted back to being in-person, we’ve implemented a new calendar and submission form, all of which can be found at our About Home Movie Day page, along with lots of info about the history of global Home Movie Day and how to host your own. See you over there, and at the movies!
The first edition of the festival PODUL DE FIER (partner festival of Analog Mania) will be finished by a film screening of the movie 9 1/2 dedicated to the 9.5mm cinefilm format, which was launched in 1922 in France by the Pathé company, and which marks the beginning of the home cinema and amateur film culture. The screening is happening at the legendary at the Traian Grozavescu Theatre in Lugos
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A montage film featuring 9.5mm amateur films from around the globe.
In 1922, thanks to the Pathé company, 9.5mm film was born in France. It was the first film format designed for home-made cinema. The movies therefore began to come out of the theatrical space and enter directly into the homes of spectators, transforming them into operators, directors and experimenters. From Japan to New Zealand, from Brazil to Chile, from Congo to Canada, the amateur camera became the medium to capture family moments, scenic travel episodes and the nuances of everyday life over time.
Constructed in three movements – travelogues, interactions with loved ones and experiments – 9 1/2 is a visual symphony of everyday life, through 9.5mm footage shot by amateurs from all over the world.
The film celebrates the centenary of the Pathé Baby film gauge, projector and camera, and will be screened during a year-long theatrical world tour from October 2022 until September 2023.
Curated by Anna Briggs, Michele Manzolini and Mirco Santi
Archival research by Anna Briggs
Edited by Giulia Goy and Michele Manzolini
Music composed by
Biagio Cavallo – Live electronics
Lorenza Ceregini – Live electronics
Esther Giuliano – Violin
Diana Onofrio – Cello
Erica Rondelli – Bass clarinet
Marco Bonato – Clarinet
Music supervision of Simonluca Laitempergher, as part of a partnership with the International Masters Programme in Composition for Screen (InMICS) and School of Electronic Music of Conservatorio G.B. Martini of Bologna
Executive production by Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia
In collaboration with:
Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire
Cinéam – Archives audiovisuelles en banlieue parisienne
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Cinémathèque de Bretagne – Gwarez Filmoù
Cinémathèque des Pays Savoie et de l’Ain
Cineteca Nacional de Chile
Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Fukuoka City Public Library Film Archive
HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive
IICADOM The International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories
Kobe Planet Film Archive
Laboratório Universitário de Preservação Audiovisual da Universidade Federal Fluminense
Louis Pelletier Collection
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Ng Taonga Sound & Vision
North West Film Archive
Toy Film Museum
Yorkshire Film Archive / North East Film Archive
In collaboration with:
The International Master in Composition for Screen and the School of Electronic Music of the Conservatorio G.B. Martini of Bologna.
With the support of FIAF/ International Federation of Film Archives and Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé