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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Tourist Films in Brazil: New Approaches to a National Home Movie Historiography
May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join CHM and CineLimite on May 4th for “Tourist Films in Brazil: New Approaches to a National Home Movie Historiography.” In conversation with William Plotnick, co-founder of CineLimite, and Lila Foster, curator and researcher, and moderated by CHM’s Kate Dollenmayer, this panel will examine what role tourist films such as those in the Cinelimite Film Collection play in the larger national historiographical understanding of home movies in Brazil.
Cinelimite is a new New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to the history of Brazilian Cinema in the United States and internationally. One of Cinelimite’s missions is to collect, digitize, and make freely accessible home movies that were filmed in Brazil. Over the last year, in addition to working on Brazilian family collections, the Cinelimite team has begun collecting and digitizing “tourist” films, i.e., films shot by people visiting Brazil on vacation or business trips that brought 8mm or Super 8mm cameras with them.