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Saturday, October 15th is the “official” HMD date this year, but like last year we welcome events throughout October and beyond – any day can be Home Movie Day! We’re continuing to encourage virtual events in 2022, while also welcoming in-person or hybrid gatherings when and where they are safe. We partnered with the Bay Area Video Coalition to produce a how-to guide for hosting virtual events – check it out below!

If you’re ready, you can SUBMIT YOUR HOME MOVIE DAY EVENT HERE! Please note that it takes up to 48 hours for your event to appear below once it’s submitted, so please check back. And for more info:

You can browse events from the list below (use the square icon to customize your view) and click for details and links to film screenings, workshops, and interactive community events happening throughout the year. Many events are online, so you can drop in on a Home Movie Day anywhere in the world.

If you’d like to find out how to view and share your own home movies, get in touch with your local HMD event host and explore some of the resources on this site.

If you are interested in hosting a Home Movie Day event and need more info, get started by reading our How-to Home Movie Day 2022. All of the great HMD resources from years past are still available in the About Home Movie Day section. And if you need more help or aren’t sure where to start, write to us at info@centerforhomemovies.org. We’re here to support you and help you share your home movies!


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Chicago Home Movie Day

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT


Once again, Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society join forces to present CHICAGO HOME MOVIE DAY at the Chicago History Museum.

Chicago Home Movie Day is dedicated to YOUR home movies. From 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM, archivists and projectionists will inspect and project any celluloid home movies that walk in the door. We encourage providers of these gems to introduce their films to an eager HMD audience. Don’t have any films? Feel free to just sit back and enjoy the show.

This year, CFA invites you to bring your home movies to our office beforehand for a brief introduction on how to care for your films (masks and distancing required). While you are there, CFA can inspect one or two of your home movies to make sure they are sturdy enough to project. We will then schedule them as part of the live Home Movie Day presentation on October 16th at the Chicago History Museum.

BONUS: For those of you who bring your home movies to our office before the event, CFA will digitize 100 feet of 16mm or 50 feet of 8mm/Super 8 at no cost to you!

You can make an appointment using this form. If you need to schedule on a day or time that is not available, give us a call at (312) 243-1808 or email info@chicagofilmarchives.org and we’ll see what we can do.

Visit https://www.chicagohistory.org/covid19safety/ for more information about the Chicago History Museum’s COVID-19 safety protocols.


October 16, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
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Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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