HOME MOVIE DAY
New ways of connecting was the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking. We’re continuing to host online events in 2021, while also looking forward to the return of in-person gatherings. 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 year. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to support you and help you share your home movies!
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Los Angeles Home Movie Day 2020
October 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
This year, we’re putting the “home” back into home movies with the 18th Annual Los Angeles Home Movie Day, which will be online for the first time as part of the virtual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries.
The live streaming event will consist of materials curated from a diverse array of Los Angeles cultural institutions, as well as reels collected from Angelenos in advance. Organized by regional archivists and presented in conjunction with the Center for Home Movies, this fun, free and safe local event will be one of many beamed across the world on Home Movie Day on October 17th.
We encourage you to submit your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm home movies by Sunday, September 20 to have them digitized for free, with priority for first-time Home Movie Day participants. If your film has already been digitized, please submit no later than Wednesday, September 30. There will be participatory games and prize giveaways, as well as other surprises. Participation is free for those contributing material as well as those who just want to watch—and we encourage you to ask us about how to keep your own home movies safe for future generations.
Special thanks to our digitization sponsor Pro8mm!