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!
HMD held by Italian Home Movies Archive is part of Archivio Aperto Festival with online and in person program on Ferrania, Maya Deren, Péter Forgács and other amateur and experimental films.
What better way to celebrate Home Movie Day than to go back to the origins? The lives that revolve around home movies are not only those of the people who film and are filmed. We propose for HMD a trip through time and space, in the Ferrania film factory.
Fantasmi a Ferrania, Diego Scarponi – doc, Italy 2021
Online free on MyMovies platform from 16th October 6PM (Rome time code) to 27th of October. Italian, English subtitles.
The story of a mythical, world-famous factory in a remote valley in Italy, Ferrania, its inhabitants, workers, managers and film lovers, who were often the employees themselves. An investigation enriched by archive images, home movies, photographs and newsreels. 100 years after its birth, what is left of that factory, a company, a brand, a territory? The history of Ferrania is a concrete story but also a metaphor for the past that never disappears completely.
The documentary is produced in collaboration with Home Movies, thanks to the amateur film collection project Ferrania a memoria. To discover more about the film: https://www.archivioaperto.it/evento/fantasmi-a-ferrania/
Book your seat in the virtual room: https://www.mymovies.it/ondemand/archivio-aperto/movie/9658-fantasmi-a-ferrania/
Fantasmi a Ferrania and Home Movie Day are part of the programme of Archivio Aperto – XIV edition and it will keep you company throughout the month of October (because “every day is the home movie day”). Within the programme, you will find two rich retrospectives:
Amateur is a Lover, dedicated to the free cinema of Maya Deren (in addition to her films, two documentaries on her life, a sound performance and an archive selection of home movies on the text Amateurs vs Professionals) with screenings in 16mm and online
Hidden Histories. The Found Footage Films of Péter Forgács, one of the world masters of found footage and a pioneer in archiving and reworking amateur films, with 10 films online, a live screening of two Italian premieres and a workshop – online and in person – held by Forgács.
And much more besides. Check out the full program on www.archivioaperto.it
All the films are free with worldwide access. Go on MyMovies platform and enjoy: https://www.mymovies.it/ondemand/archivio-aperto/