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New ways of connecting-that is the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking. If you came here to watch home movies, welcome! You can browse events from the map or list below (use the map-pin icon to customize your view) and click for details and links to film screenings, workshops, and interactive community events happening throughout the month of October and beyond. Most 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, welcome! Get started by reading our How-to Home Movie Day 2020, where you’ll find instructions and a link for submitting your event. 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: Halloween Edition!

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5

Virtual Event

On October 31 from 7:00-9:00 PM, Chicago Film Archives presents Chicago Home Movie Day: HALLOWEEN EDITION! This 2-hour program of home movies (& MORE) will be broadcast on Chicago’s CAN TV channel 21 and stream on YouTube. The program will feature midwestern home movies from the 1920s to today, curated from our own collections as well as local organizations Chicago Film Society, Japanese American Service Committee, and personal collections. See amateur horror films from the ’80s, a Halloween parade at a Chicago orphanage in the ’40s, a spooky baby narrating his first month of life in the ’30s, and lots of raging mid-century adult Halloween parties. Chat with CFA archivists during the online premiere!


October 31
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
Event Categories:


Chicago Film Archives
Chicago Film Society
South Side Home Movie Project


Chicago Film Archives
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