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Saturday, October 16th 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 2021, while also looking forward to the return of some in-person or hybrid gatherings when and where they are safe.

If you're ready, you can SUBMIT YOUR HOME MOVIE DAY EVENT HERE! Please note that it takes up to 24 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, get started by reading our How-to Home Movie Day 2021, 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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Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am PST

Virtual Event

NOTE: Streaming event premieres 11/20/2020 at 10:00am PST, and will be available for replay shortly thereafter. 

Presented by Randy Haberkamp and Lynne Kirste
Music composed and performed by Michael Mortilla

Special Guests Hayley Mills and Bob Koster

Special Commentary by Gregory Nava

These unique home movies curated by the Academy Film Archive give a personal, entertaining glimpse into the lives of classic Hollywood figures and celebrate some of the people who overcame barriers to work in the motion picture industry. Footage includes director Dorothy Arzner (the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America) boating with her friend Billie Burke, Gilbert Roland’s 16mm home movies in early Kodachrome, a party at the home of Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons, a road trip with cinematographer James Wong Howe, director Henry Koster leaving Europe as the Nazis come to power, behind the scenes with Loretta Young, Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester, Nat King Cole at a movie premiere, and Ida Lupino directing a female cast led by Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in The Trouble with Angels; plus Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, William Haines, Gypsy Rose Lee, Satchel Paige and more. Actor Hayley Mills, writer-director Gregory Nava and Henry Koster’s son Bob Koster share stories about their family films, and archivist Sean Savage provides tips on caring for your own home movies.


November 20, 2020
10:00 am - 11:15 am PST
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Academy Film Archive
(310) 247-3000 ext. 3345


Academy Film Archive (online event)
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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310-247-3000 ext. 3345