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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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Home Movie Day, Palm Springs (2023)

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST


Home Movie Day is an international annual celebration of all things 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm (https://www.centerforhomemovies.org/hmd/). Our events in Palm Springs coincide with Modernism Week, in part, because this audience understands and appreciates the concept of preservation and is interested in our shared cultural heritage.

We invite you to go digging and bring your own home movies (found, borrowed, purloined) for inspection and projection ON ORIGINAL MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT. Trained volunteers will handle your films and give pointers on how to keep them, where to transfer them, etc. Films will be handled and shown on a first-come-first-served basis and we ENCOURAGE audience participation (film guardians are free to narrate to the best of their ability and the audience will help identify places, cars, buildings, and/or years). This is a family-friendly event and you don’t need to bring films to have fun! Play Home Movie Day Bingo for valuable-ish and locally-donated prizes. This event is FREE, but please register so we can gauge participation and estimate the number of films we will be able to handle. Now, go digging!

Resources (http://bit.ly/3uy7PR7). (NOTE: see Things to Know for more on bringing films).

Come and go as you please during the 3 hours: film handling on a first come first served basis. Your Home Movie Day hosts, local residents and film experts Melissa Dollman and Devin Orgeron (both of Palm Springs-based Deserted Films), will also screen a variety of amateur film clips shot in and around Palm Springs.

Free, ticketed event: https://go.modtix.com/f/f23/home-movie?date=2023-02-25


February 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
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Palm Springs Public Library (Main)
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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(760) 322-7323
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